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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
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Beautiful Mosaics!

When I lived in Rome in the 1960’s, we went to mass here every Sunday. It was a short walk from our home. The church dates back to the 4th century. It is well worth the visit... read more

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

When I lived in Rome in the 1960’s, we went to mass here every Sunday. It was a short walk from our home. The church dates back to the 4th century. It is well worth the visit to see this church with a long history and beautiful 12th century mosaics. It is located in the ever-popular neighborhood of Trastevere. You... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

This beautiful church is situated in the hip and humble Trastevere neighborhood, where you're just as likely to see a movie filming as a street vendor selling her wares. Under the portico but outside the church are hundreds of stone pieces, taken from pagan and Christian sites along the Appian Way. These alone are worth a visit, as they offer... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This church from the outside looks very simple but what a surprise awaits you when you walk through the door. It is exquisite. Well worth a visit.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Said to be one of the oldest Churches in Rome. First as a "house Church" in the 220's and then throughout centuries they kept adding on. Mind boggling and amazing. Make sure you visit here.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

What a mesmerizing place. It's not that big but with all the ornate walls, ceilings arches etc with all the gold and mosaics, the artistry is amazing. Wear conservative clothing and enjoy the fountain, piazza and restaurants just outside, a great square in Trastavere.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This is a very nice medieval church in a lovely area of Trastevere. Beautiful architecture inside and out. Couple very nice cafes just outside the front door.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This relatively small church in the 'hip' and 'trendy' neighbourhood of Trastevere (across the Tiber) south of the Vatican may have existed as a house-church as early as 112 AD. This makes sense, because in ancient times this area was the old 'port' of Rome, and many people from the East might well have visited, including early Christians. By 220... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

When walking in Santa Maria in Trastevere, you feel like you've arrived in the Old Rome. This building is absolutely stunning. Be careful to wear proper clothes if there is mass.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This is my 3rd year of staying at this lovely little hotel in Trastevere. With fruit trees and tables in the garden, a lovely dog named CoCo to add to the charm, amazing staff and delightful morning breakfast staff as well as evening happy hour staff. They were lovely from start to finish. The rooms are small as it was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This is beautiful church is in a stunning piazza in Trastevere in Rome. Everything about the church and the piazza is amazing, from the beauty of the church itself, the cobbled square with fountain outside and the local bars and restaurants. One of my favourite places in Rome, well worth a visit.

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Address: Piazza Santa Maria in Trastevere, Rome, Italy
Phone Number: +39 06 581 4802
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Trastevere
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 7:30 am - 9:00 pm

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Trastevere
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.
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