"In the crypt beneath the church are preserved the hearts and viscera — removed for embalming — of many of the poopes from Sixtus V, who died in 1590, to Leo XIII, who died in 1903. Ss. Vincenzo and Anastasio is the parish church of the Quirinal Palace where most of them lived. However, given time is short, avoid going into the church as the interior is surprisingly disappointing given the splendid façade, having been heavily restored in the nineteenth century." (Georgina Masson: The Companion Guide to Rome, Woodbridge 2009).