Exclusive guided tour: the Oratorio del Gonfalone

Like the friars of S. Giovanni in Decollato, in the sixteenth century the Gonfalone Brotherhood was granted permission by the Pope to speak freely to a prisoner once a year and then take care of his reintroduction into society. The oratory of Gonfalone also has something in common with the church and oratory close to the Roman Forum, dedicated to John the Baptist: here, too, some of the protagonists of Italian mannerism painting worked together. Jacopo Bertoja, Federico Zuccari, Marco Pino and Cesare Nebbia are among the artists who represented the Passion story of Christ on large wall fields. A visit to the oratory, which only opens its doors during its concert series, requires a timely reservation.

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