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Basilica di Santa Sabina

Piazza Pietro d'Iliria, 1, 00153 Rome, Italy
06 574 3573
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Ranked #100 of 735 Attractions in Rome
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals
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Reading, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This church has ancient doors with one of the oldest crucifixes carved on it. The doors are in the front, covered lobby of the church. The entrance to the church is along the side. The Corinthian columns inside come from the Temple of Juno. Some day I would love to take a tour of the "scavi" (excavations) beneath the Basilica,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Not too crowdy, amazing Roman style church. One can find peace of mind there. Orange tree garden close to the church with magnificent panorama of Rome.

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Cheraw, SC
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102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

This is one of Rome’s paleo-Christian churches, built in AD 422-32. It still has its original carved wooden doors, with one of the earliest crucifixions in western art. The interior has huge columns taken from ancient Roman ruins, and the original marble inlay above the arches. It was re-done during the Baroque period, and that influence is most visible in... More

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Newton-le-Willows, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

this church is a little gem tucked away off the beaten track, it has a wonderful ethereal feel to it and isnt as showy as some . Next to the church are the orange gardens with fabulous veiws across the city .Well worth seeking out

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Fresno, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

This is a massively huge church that is worth walking into for perspective. It is just down the road from the keyhole of Malta so if you are there it is worth seeing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Lovely walk along the Tiber. Very old Basilica. Located near to the Forum and worth a visit. On a warm day you can enjoy the lovely gardens.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Basilica di Santa Sabine is a neat small, very old church located on Avertine Hill. It has distinguishing old (before 5th century) features, and what is most impressive is the small chapel on the left side when you are facing the altar. We visited this chapel on a late, late afternoon in late July and the sun shinning into the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

The basilica itself is breathtaking, Highly recommended for people who like the less popular attractions that Rome is able to offer. There are not many tourists go there mostly art students and young couples who are planning their wedding.

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Holt, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

Quite a climb (unless you drive up) but a beautiful, simple church with an interesting history. Visit the gardens adjoining to get a fabulous view over the whole city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

I fell in love with this 4th century church on a visit 20 years ago. One of those places that is off the beaten path, but which has an incredible feel to it. Happened to arrive this time just in time for mass and although I don't speak Italian, the characteristics of the priest, his passion and his presence made... More

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