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Church of Santa Maria in Aracoeli

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Address: Scala dell'Arcicapitolina, 12, 00186 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: +39 06 6976 3839
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Beautiful piazza

I didn't go into the church but went around the Piazza while heading to the colosseum it is very pleasant and quite nice.. Spacious with a nice breeze :)

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I didn't go into the church but went around the Piazza while heading to the colosseum it is very pleasant and quite nice.. Spacious with a nice breeze :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Arriving in Rome on a morning flight from the U.S., my companion and I started walking toward the closest "important" site I had researched, the Vittorio Emanuele monument and the not-so-important church said to be right next to it. When we looked at the huge white pile of the monument, crawling with tourists, we just kept walking past it and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

guide books will tell you all you need to know about the church, it is worth a visit for sure, if you do not want to walk up the steep stairs, you can use Michelangelo's staircase beside it, but if you want to visit the church there is a back entrance but the stairs are still relatively steep

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

From the outside you would never believe its such a beautiful church. Its alot of steps to climb but trust me..you wont regret. Inside theres so much to see...beautiful art, decorations, paintings, statues.. a true gem. Not to miss...

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

To view the inside of this early Christian church at the Victor Emmanuel Monument, I took Rick Steves' advice to climb up the easier steps from the square designed by Michelangelo in order to gain access to a side entrance of this church. Inside, it is one large rectangle with 2 rows of arches that divide up the space. Above... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

It was amazing the climb up the steps was a shock to the system but well worth it the view was amazing. Inside the chapel was so beautiful and I would recommend going up to the very top in the elevator which is around the corner from the main steps it's reasonably cheap at 7 euros to see the panoramic... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

A must see and embrace. I found this gem randomly, or was randomly guided here. One of the most beautiful, spiritual, heart touching places I visited. Yes the stairs are a challenge but the reward is worth it. Just take your time if necessary.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I am not an expert on Rome. We had been by the Piazza Venezia several times and finally worked up the energy to climb up the step of that great big white Monument which took me about 5 days to finally memorize the name. When we climbed up the steps, there was a plain looking brick building with a small... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

lovely position and interesting decoration, even if not my taste. never seen so many chandeliers in a church !!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

As the others have said, this is one of the most lovely churches in Rome. We went here with a professional tour guide, who filled us in on the finer points of the church's history, which greatly enhanced the experience.

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Piazza Venezia / Ancient City
If all roads lead to Rome, then they all end here. Piazza Venezia and the Ancient City are the very epicenter of the Eternal City. Within a 360-degree turn, Roman history unrolls in front of you, from its ancient beginnings to its 21st century transformations. Whether it’s those historical playgrounds known as the Roman and Imperial Forums, or the side-street shops, trattorie, and churches, this neighborhood packs a cultural punch and then some. Screaming scooters, battling buses, crazy cars, and lots of foot traffic converge in the area all day long. By dusk, a different vibe emerges as the neighborhood quiets down. Don't be surprised if you find yourself passing through the Piazza Venezia at least once a day, since it’s the most direct way to get from one side of town to another.
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