Giovanni Battista Soria

Giovanni Battista Soria (1581 – 22 November 1651) was an Italian architect who lived and worked mostly in Rome.

Façade of Santa Caterina a Magnanapoli in Rome, with the Torre delle Milizie behind.

Tha façades of the church he designed were influenced by the style of Jacopo Barozzi da Vignola and Carlo Maderno.

Soria designed the fountain (c. 1630) at the entrance to the walled garden at the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas, Angelicum[1][2]



  1. ^ Accessed August 27, 2012
  2. ^ N. Cardano, "La mostra dell'Acqua Felice", in Il Trionfo dell'acqua (Rome, 1986:250-54)