San Lorenzo in Fonte
is a relatively unknown little 17th century conventual church, located in rione Monti (I). The dedication is to St Lawrence, a deacon who was martyred in 258. This small church is also known as Santi Lorenzo e Ippolito
, or San Lorenzo in Carcere
; the names and the appellations refer to the imprisonment of St Lawrence.
For reference, a plan of the church is available here
The origins of the church are entirely unknown, although an oratory may have existed here since the 4th century.
The first documented reference is very late at 1348.
The church was rebuilt in 1628 in the reign of Pope Urban VIII, by the architect Domenico Castelli
. The 17th century interior decoration of the church is attributed to Andrea Camassei
, Giovanni Battista Speranza
and Marco Caprinozzi
. The façade was remodeled in a late neo-Classical style in 1800, and has been altered since in the 1930's.
Since 1918, the church has been administered by the Oblates of Saint Joseph.