Built in the second half of the 10th century, this impressive church that was once known as Santa Maria Nova and later reconstructed with the help of Pope Honorius III after it fell to near ruins. The impressive interior was designed in classic style, with a single nave and several side chapels. Decorative mosaics cover the rectangular nave and the private confessional is decked out in stunning marble.
In addition to offering a quiet place for prayer and contemplation (as well as some remarkable ancient architecture), travelers can find the famed historic icon, Madonna Glycophilousa, which dates back to the 5th century, as well as the Tomb of Pope Gregory XI in the stunning halls of this famous Roman church.
Santa Francesca Romana is located next to the Roman Forum in the rione Campitelli.