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Santa Maria in Trastevere

Piazza Santa Maria in Trastevere, Rome, Italy (Trastevere)
+39 06 581 4802
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Ranked #22 of 735 Attractions in Rome
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals, Fountains
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dining, Shopping
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Beautiful mid size church in the middle of a trendy/foodie neighborhood. We were walking around the area and stopped in to rest our feet and were surprised with a wedding taking place. We sat in the back, watched the ceremony and were thrilled to be part of this cultural experience. The entire service was in Italian but we have been... More

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

When in Rome, visiting churches is one of the most interesting things you can do. This church has a small entry fee, and requirement of covered shoulders and knee length pants. It is beautiful and filled with history. The second reason to visit this church is that is in Trastevere. Located on the other side of the Tiber river, this... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Beautiful church, a must see if you are passing by in Trastevere, however I would not visit Trastevere for this church specifically given that there are numerous other churchs within Rome that are it's equal.

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We stumbled across Piazza Santa Maria. But as we entered this Basilica we were struck by its beauty. The dome at the centre above the altar is covered in a huge golden mosaic depicting Jesus and other saints. The floor is covered in stone mosaics in intricate swirls each one unique. Even for non-church-goers, this Basilica is a treasure to... More

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Hertfordshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

A truly lovely church in Trastevere. Peaceful oasis with beautiful paintings and a mosaic floor. Definitely worth seeing.

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Manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We have been to Rome on three occasions and this is one of the most beautiful churches we have visited. Some churches are stunning and elaborate and can be a little overwhelming as a result. The comparative simplicity of Santa Maria in Trastevere creates a space of beauty, grace and genuine spirituality.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

From the outside I never would have guessed the beauty inside, very interesting history and a must-see when in Rome, wish we had more time in Trastevere

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This is a lovely church, we were staying in a nearby hotel: Hotel Santa Maria. It was our favourite area of Rome to wander and eat in the evening the church was open in the evening if there is a service and you can slip in afterwards! Well worth a visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

It was wonderful walking into the Piazza with the grand fountain in the centre and the highlight church with the attractive front portico. The nave is beautiful leading the vision to the altar area and crowned with a decorative ceiling. The dual line of imposing columns is most impressive. The apse area is completely overlain with gorgeous mosaics representing many... More

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Santa Maria in Trastevere is a gem. Definitely add it to your list. We enjoyed the smaller churches so much more than St. Peter's Basilica and the Vatican.

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