Initially this square had the name of S. Barbara because of the church that still stands there. It took the name of the Librari in 1601 when Clement VIII made the church available to the Confraternity of Librari who established its university there. S. Barbara, of medieval origins, suffered the abandonment of the Libraries in 1878, was later deconsecrated and stripped of all vestments, as well as the frescoes in the chapels being scarred. For over a hundred years I became “<em>the most beautiful warehouse in Rome.


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