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Santa Maria in Trastevere

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Address: Piazza Santa Maria in Trastevere, Rome, Italy
Phone Number: +39 06 581 4802
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dining, Shopping
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Beautiful Church

Relatively simple exterior, but an amazing interior. the many pictures one can watch on web, are not presenting the beauty of this church. every element in the interior is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Relatively simple exterior, but an amazing interior. the many pictures one can watch on web, are not presenting the beauty of this church. every element in the interior is beautiful, and leave deep impression on visitor. We visited the place during evening, and the facade is beautiful. I strongly recommend to visit during day and night.

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Sligo, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

The atmosphere, the wonderful art and the sense of catholic history is flowing out of this magnificent church. Another must-see in Rome.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

A lovely church with nice architecture and paintings/statutes inside. Very quiet both in church and square outside. Liked the stones making up the entrance wall with what looks like old graffitti on.

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Alistair Sawday has come up trumps again with this lovely, peaceful courtyard hotel in the heart of buzzing Trastevere. Staff could not have been nicer, we paid for the superior room which had access to a rooftop terrace. Cool seated areas under orange trees were downstairs next to the breakfast room which provided excellent food, not that you need it.... More 

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New York City, New York
15 reviews 15 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The centerpiece of Travestere literally and figuratively. An important and gorgeous representation of almost 1,000 years of architecture and art. If you can, visit on Sunday during a mass.

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Ekaterinburg, Sverdlovskaya obl., Russia
18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This little square became my favourite place in Rome after I had some wonderful moments there every time passing it. It seems quiet and rather insignificant but somehow it collects those precious moments we all can witness if we stop for a short while. A girl feeding the birds, a dog trying to attract her attention, a group of students... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Definitely a must see in a great neighborhood. Pope Innocent is also buried here. Quieter destination, a bit off the beaten path, but worth the detour.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

If you find yourself in Trastevere to grab a bite (strongly recommended), don't miss the opportunity to visit this church. From the outside, you have no idea how beautiful it truly is. Worth the visit!

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Situated in a corner of Piazza Santa Maria, around which are a number of restaurants, it is one of Rome's oldest churches and undoubtedly one of the most beautiful. Inside, it has a very serene atmosphere, assisted by being quite dark. There are many small chapels to either side of the nave, each with their own character and features. Decorations... More 

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Kozani, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

another good church to visit if you enjoy sight seeeing!!!magnificent like all!!and in the middle of the square!!

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Staying in Trastevere

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Trastevere ("beyond the Tiber") is like a faded postcard, a little worn around the edges but still charming. With its wide-open piazzas, meandering streets, weathered Renaissance buildings, and overgrown personality, it's become an irresistible mecca for visitors. Trastevere is an enclave of entertainment - a rotating set of street performers entertains almost every night, and unforgettable eateries and bars pepper its piazzas and side streets. For a trip to the past, visit the southern and western flanks of Trastevere for pockets of yesteryear, less traversed areas with a residual 1960s and 70s Roman vibe.