|Santa Maria del Carmine alle Tre Cannelle|
|English name:||Our Lady of Mount Carmel at Tre Cannelle|
|Dedication:||Blessed Virgin Mary|
|Built:||1605 - 1750|
|Artists:||Gaspare Celio, Sebastiano Conca Giovanni Pirri|
|Address:|| 4 Via del Carmine|
|Phone:||06 67 81 161|
Santa Maria del Carmine alle Tre Cannelle is dedicated to Our Lady of Carmel, and is rather hidden away near the Forum of Trajan. The postal address is Via del Carmine 4.
The church was built on orders from Pope Paul V in 1605. It was inaugurated by Pope Gregory V in 1623. Odoardo Cardinal Farnese was also present at the inauguration. The church was granted to the Confraternity of Carmel.
It was completed more than a century later, in 1750.
The church is served by diocesan clergy.
ExteriorEditThe façade by Michelangelo Specchi was completed in 1750. It's in the Late Baroque style, and has two storeys. On the lower level, there are four pilasters with Corinthian capitals. Above the door is a segmental pediment, and above this a tympanon with a fresco of Our Lady. On the frieze of the entablature separating the storeys is a dedicatory inscription: B. MARIA VIRIGINI DE MONTE CARMELO. On the upper level is a window with a broken segmental pediment (a swag of flowers connects the two parts), and at the top of the façade is a triangular pediment.
The church has a single nave and a decorated barrel-vaulted ceiling. There are two side altars.
At the altar on the right-hand side is a depiction of Our Lady appearing to Elia, and one of Our Lady Giving the Scapular to St Simon Stock, both by Sebastiano Conca. On the left wall is another depiction of the latter event, by Giovanni Pirri.
The feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel of celebrated on 16 July.
As at 2011, the church was undergoing restoration.