Christmas atmosphere inside the Oratorio del Santissimo Sacramento al Tritone in Rome, Italy.
"Oratorio del Santissimo Sacramento al Tritone is a Baroque church or oratory at Piazza Poli 11 on the Via del Tritone, and belongs to the Archconfraternity of the Blessed Sacrament (Arciconfraternita della Santissimo Sacramento) of the parish of Santa Maria in Via. Construction started during the pontificate of Gregory XIII (1572–1585), but was not completed until 1681. It was completely rebuilt by Gregorini during the pontificate of Benedict XIII (1724–1730), and was again restored and embellished by Tito Armellini in 1867.
The two-storey façade is by Carlo Rainaldi in the style of Borromini, and was completed in 1681. It is wavy with a convex central element flanked by two concave outer elements, and rendered in white. [...] The interior plan is elliptical and the architectural surfaces are richly decorated, with ribbed Composite rectangular pilasters in grey and gold and frescoes by Louis Martinori dating from the 19th century restoration. The large painting over the altar depicting the Holy Family is by Francesco Trevisani, dating from the 18th century rebuilding." (Text from Churches of Rome Wiki).
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