Chiesa di Sant Agnese in Agone

Rome Churches
One of the best church ceilings in Rome with its colours and lighting, located at the bustling Piazza Navona and housing the tomb of Pope Innocent X.

Know Before You Go

The spectacular frescoed cupola is a must see, the tomb of Pope Innocent X is also here who commission the church back in 1652. The view towards the main altar is also visually striking with sculptures set in the walls and a half moon stained glass window above.
No photography is allowed, the church is not too crowded which means it is easy to view everything with ease.
If mass is on you may not be able to roam freely around.
There are many places to visit with children around Piazza Navona.
Dress Code : Modest dress recommended. Cover your shoulders and knees, and you must wear shoes.

Sant'Agnese in Agone is located in bustling Piazza Navona in Rome. The 17th century Baroque church overlooks the site where Early Christian Saint Agnes was said to be martyred in the ancient Stadium of Domitian. The church dates back to 1652 when Pope Innocent X who also commissioned the Fountain of the Four Rivers in the Square. The church was originally supposed to be a family chapel close the residence. The frescoed cupola is a sight to behold and anyone visiting the Piazza Navona should make time to see this church.


The church is has incredible walls and ceilings which come alive with depictions of ancient holy scenes, the ceiling is one of the best you will see in Rome. The colours and lighting are awe-inspiring, if you are in Piazza Navona combine this church with the fountain and you will have a memorable visit.

Key Highlights

The church is has incredible walls and ceilings which come alive with depictions of ancient holy scenes, the ceiling is one of the best you will see in Rome. The colours and lighting are awe-inspiring, if you are in Piazza Navona combine this church with the fountain and you will have a memorable visit.

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