In 1541, a Sicilian priest Antonio Lo Duca had a vision that he destroyed the Baths of Diocletian and built the church in that place. At that time, people believed that seven martyrs Largus, Cyriac, Smaragdus, Sisinnius, Trasonius, Marcellinus, and Saturninus, died during the construction of these baths.
Michelangelo started working on that project in 1563. Michelangelo's architectural designs were an excellent Renaissance church model. According to him, the church would sit inside of frigidarium. Unfortunately, the year after the great master began working on this church, he passed away. Michelangelo died in 1564, three weeks before his 89th birthday. This fact makes the Santa Maria Degli Angeli e Dei Martiri, the last project of his. This church is one of the most beautiful works of his, representing the power of art, beauty, faith, and love of God.
The length of the church is 128 meters, and it is built in Baroque style.