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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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Spectacular Golden Mosaics !

Spectacular huge golden Bysantine mosaic of Mary in this church. There are interesting bits of Ancient Roman writings in the porch. The square and the Trastavere area are quite... read more

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

Spectacular huge golden Bysantine mosaic of Mary in this church. There are interesting bits of Ancient Roman writings in the porch. The square and the Trastavere area are quite Artisan and Bohemian. Find some genuine eating places down the alleys here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This church is found in a cute part of Rome. South west of the city, Very nice part of Rome, and also nice people.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Oh we olmoust miss to see this nice church. We so it from above and when we go down we couldn't se where is it. We look on the map and it shows that we are in that street and there is no church and we just wonder arround didn't understand where is it and than we so it. Yes... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

There are loads of beautiful duomo(s) in Italy, but this little spot located in the hippy neighborhood of Trastevere is very impressive. Go, take a look and then sit in the piazza and have some gelato.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

One of the prettier churches in Rome. Not only is this church one of the nicer ones, Trastevere is a cute little suburb of Rome.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

One of the most beautiful churches we saw on our trip to Rome. A hidden gem. We almost didn't go and are so glad we did.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

I find myself compelled to visit churches when in Italy, especially when in Rome. Santa Maria in Trastevere is one of the oldest churches and to me the most beautiful - don't forget to look up at the magnificent ceiling. Try to time your visit to fall 'on the hour' so you hear the bells ring. Lovely.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Probably the earliest Christian Church in Rome, it was first built in the 3rd Century way before Christianity could claim any meaningful number of practitioners. The current building is largely from the 12th Century and has preserved much of its Medieval attraction. Its mosaics are most spectacular. The granite columns in the nave are all coming from antique Roman buildings.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Although slighter in size in contrast to St. Peter's, Santa Maria in Trastevere is easier to process, far less crowded and filled with far less propaganda. Upon visiting, you mix with local worshippers that have come since childhood. It's the heart of Trastevere and both the mosaic nave and floors are very special.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Overall wonderful experience. Beautiful mosaics, statues and pristine chapels.It was a privilege to observe the tranquility of this Church. The fact that it is open late into the evening allowed us to visit when the crowds were minimal. Free admission was a pleasant surprise.

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Additional Information about Santa Maria in Trastevere

Address: 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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