About the Church of Santa Maria dell’Anima in Rome:
Originally founded by Dutch merchants in the 14th century, Santa Maria dell’Anima is the German church in Rome.
As with most churches in Rome, the plain exterior belies the beauty inside. The Church has beautiful stained glass windows, an elaborate vaulted ceiling as well as the centerpiece: a beautiful altar painting of Maria (Santa Maria dell`Anima, 1521) over the main altar.
The church contains the tomb of Pope Hadrian VI, the only Dutchman to become Pope and the only non-Italian Pope : ruler of the Papal States from January 1522 until his death in September 1523.
Finding the church of Santa Maria dell’Anima in Rome:
The church is just a short walk west from the Piazza Navona.
Address: Via di Santa Maria dell’Anima, 64, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
Tel: +39 06 682 8181