Santa Maria in Vallicella

Santa Maria in Vallicella

The Santa Maria in Vallicella, or Chiesa Nuova, was a cathedral built by Pope Gregory I dedicated to Santa Maria in Vallicella. In 1575, construction of the eminent cathedral began, and the church was later consecrated in 1599.


  • Both names of the church are Italian, with Santa Maria in Vallicella being usually translated as "Our Lady in the Little Valley", whereas Chiesa Nuova means "New Church".


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