PORTA, Giacomo della
(b. ca. 1533, Genova, d. 1602, Roma)

Il Gesù: Façade

Il Gesù, Rome

Work on the Jesuits' church in Rome, the Gesù, was begun in 1568 from plans by Vignola, but Giacomo della Porta's design for the façade from 1571 moved in a different stylistic direction. His frontage, with its aediculas, is a classic example of the Counter-Reformation church façade, with broad nave and flanking side chapels.

View the ground plan of Il Gesù, Rome.