Piazza Santa Francesca Romana
Hours: 9:00am to noon; 3:30 to 6:00pm
The church is named after Santa Francesca Romana who founded her congregation of Oblates here in 1421.The saint is buried in the crypt beneath the confessional, which was designed by Bernini.
The Sacristy contains a fine example of early Christian art, a 5th century encaustic painting of the Virgin and Child, discovered during the restorations in 1949 beneath a beautiful Madonna and Child of the 12th century now hanging over the high altar. Incorporated in the church is an 8th century oratory dedicated to the Saints Peter and Paul.
The campanile and apse mosaic are dating to the 12th century.