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The front facade of the church is overlooking Forum Romanum while the other side overlooking Fori Imperiali. The church of Santi Luca e Martina was constructed in 625 by pope Honorious I and dedicated to Santa Martina who was martyred in 228 AD. Restored in 1256 in a simple retangular structure and finaly rebuilt to its present look in the 17th century by painter and sculptor Pietro da Cortona.
In 1577 the Accademia di San Luca was founded, the academy of painters, sculptors and architects, and in that ocasion the church was rededicated to San Luca and Santa Martina. The church is composed of lower and upper part. Being academy, the interior is rich of valuable pieces of arts.
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