The basilica of Sant'Andrea delle Fratte is a place of Catholic worship in the historic center of Rome, located in the Colonna district. The church was elevated to the dignity of a minor basilica by Pope Pius XII on 25 April 1942; on it they insist the homonymous parish, entrusted to the Order of Minima, and cardinal title. It is also called the sanctuary of Our Lady of the Miracle. The church, already existing in the 11th century, was rebuilt in baroque designs by Francesco Borromini, between 1653 and 1658 (the facade was only made in 1862). The name comes from its location, near the square of Spain, once on the outskirts of the town, where trees and bushes were located. The facade of the church was financed thanks to a donation by Ercole Consalvi, plenipotentiary of Pope Pius VII to the Vienna Congress (1826). The work was entrusted to Pasquale Belli who, probably following Giuseppe Valadier's advice, designed the entire facade of the traditional schemes of the 16th century Romanesque churches in two overlapping orders, but with a different spatial sensibility characterized by the renunciation of any decorative element that it was not essential, by the compactness of the pieces and by a certain neoclassical fineness in the design of frames and details. On the right, the cloister is adorned with a cycle of 17th century frescoes. During the XVII century works, Francesco Borromini built the bell tower, the dome reinforced by diagonal buttresses that make architecture the image of the cross of Sant'Andrea. Singular is the contrast between the tibetum, which has remained lined and still in rough brick, and the bell tower, white and well cared for. Although unfinished, the complex was always one of the most studied in Borromini's work, and numerous drawings by Filippo Juvarra who inspired this church for the construction of the dome of Sant'Andrea basilica in Mantua. The church has a structure with a Latin cross, with transept and deep apse. The hall has a single nave along which there are three chapels per side. The interior, richly decorated, collects several works of artists from the 17th and 18th centuries, including Francesco Cozza, Francesco Queirolo, Giovanni Battista Maini, Giuseppe Bottani, Paolo Posi and Pietro Bracci. The second right chapel (of the Accoramboni family), possibly also by Borromini's work, originally had a similar structure to the Chapel of Saint Jerome of Charity, with marble decorations that imitate a temporary funeral apparatus. The opposite side is dedicated to the Madonna del Miracolo, whose effigy is depicted in the painting at the center of the anchor. The two altars of the transept are the work of Luigi Vanvitelli (left) and Filippo Barigioni (right). In the presbytery the canvases of various artists, including the Martyrdom of Sant'Andrea by Francesco Trevisani. One of the prominent elements of the church's furniture are the two monumental statues with Angels with the symbols of the Passion, by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, originally carved (on commission by Clement IX) for the series of Via Crucis of Ponte Sant'Angelo together to other work by students, were considered too beautiful to be exposed to the weather and were donated to the sculptor. In 1729 the heirs of Gian Lorenzo Bernini, who lived in a nearby building, donated the two angels to the church, which was thus a land of comparison between the two greatest baroque genes. Below the main altar and the presbytery area, there is the crypt; within it, there is the only example of a putridarium in the city of Rome. The cane organ of the church was built in the second half of the 20th century. Located in two deep cantories opening on the two side walls of the presbytery. a script reminds me: Everything you did to a smaller brother would have done it to me.