Keywords:Carlo Maderno, Domenichino, Giacomo della Porta, Giovanni Lanfranco, Piazza Vidoni, Rome, Sant'Andrea della Valle, baroque, churches, order of the Theatines
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Interior of the Sant'Andrea della Valle basilica church. One of the Baroque gems in the Holy City, Sant'Andrea was built between 1590 and 1650, with successive designs by Giacomo della Porta and Carlo Maderno. Maderno's striking dome (the second largest in Rome after St. Peter's) was decorated by rival artists Giovanni Lanfranco and Domenichino (Domenico Zampieri). Lanfranco created the Celestial Glory, while Domenichino decorated the pendentives with the four Evangelists. The church is also famous as (otherwise fictitious - the chapel doesn't exist) setting for the first Act of Puccini's Tosca.