To discover the convent of Trinità dei Monti


Mater Admirabilis




Anamorphic frescoes



Mater Admirabilis

To welcome the Virgin Mary into the convent was the wish of the young “novice” Pauline Perdreau. In the middle of the 19th century, she painted the “Mater Admirabilis” mural, in one of the corridors of the convent where the sisters of the Sacred Heart lived at that time.


This astrolabe offers to the gaze only a portion of the sky, the one that extends from the zenith of Rome to the horizon, remaining contained between the points of the rising and setting Sun, except that it overflows a few degrees towards the East.

Anamorphic frescoes

The Minimes, a scientific order, have drawn anamorphoses in the corridors of the convent of the Trinità dei Monti, frescos offering two different images depending on the observation points.

Visit times

The convent can be visited only through a guided tour. 

Unfortunately, for the moment we can’t offer tours in English.

For those who speak French or Italian, there are two possibilities:


Tuesday and Thursday at 5pm


2nd and 4th Wednesday at 5pm

 Saturday at 11am


Visits end at 6:15 pm. Those who wish to may then attend Mass in French in the church at 6:30 pm. 


All tours must be pre-booked by sending an email:

The tour includes the cloister, the chapel of Mater Admirabilis, the anamorphic frescoes, the astrolabe, and the refectory of Andrea Pozzo.


Visit in French : 8€

Visit in Italian: 12€

Payment is made at the beginning of the visit, in cash, at the Convent entrance (meeting point of the visit).

Summer 2019: there will be no visit to the Trinità dei Monti convent between July 14 and September 9. Visits will normally resume on Tuesday, September 10.