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Basilica di Santa Sabina

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Address: Piazza Pietro d'Iliria, 1, 00153 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: 06 574 3573
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8:15 am - 12:30 pm
3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:15 am - 12:30 pm
3:30 pm - 6:00 pm

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Great example of a building from ancient Rome that is still standing

One of the best things about this basilica (which was built around 430 AD), is the fact that it has essentially been unaltered since then. While the Roman forum and coliseum are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

One of the best things about this basilica (which was built around 430 AD), is the fact that it has essentially been unaltered since then. While the Roman forum and coliseum are worth a visit, I find Santa Sabina (along with the Pantheon) much more fascinating. Also, the garden beside the basilica (to the north) offer a great view of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

A lovely place - far from the crowds. The surroundings too are worth a walk around - they include a lovely orange tree park from where you have a superb view over Rome.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

One of the best "Romanic" churches in Rome: it's really suggestive bith for the location both for the beauty. Nice also the near garden!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

While it is a well-known historic church, it does not get bombarded with tourists like many of the others in Rome. It was peaceful and tranquil the day we visited. We were brought with a local, and it was a really nice surprise. It was constructed in the 5th century and most of it has not changed. In fact, the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

There are 4 areas to visit all within a minute walk of each other. There is a park that is said to be quite famous for romantic walks next to the Basilica di Santa Sabina which is in the old Roman style. This church is built on top of another church (you can see the old ruins of that church... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Basilica di Santa Sabina is on the Aventine Hill, away from the hassle downtown. There are several sights worth seeing on the hill and Santa Sabina may be the most significant of them. It's for sure one of the oldest churches in Rome and hasn't gone through that big changes over time. Compared with most of the churches full of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Very significant cathedrale in Rome...one of the oldest built on the Aventine Hill..Built on the former home of Sabina who was beheaded by an Emperor. Hadrian i believe. The church represents the crossover from a roofed Roman forum to the churches of Christendom ..i believe it was built before the V century. It is next to small public park Giardino... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Santa Sabina is the oldest extant Roman basilica in Rome that preserves its original colonnaded rectangular plan and architectural style. IT is on the Aventine hill, often difficult to get to because you might need a car, but take a bus to the area, catch this fabulous church, a benedictine church in the area and view the keyhole that shows... More 

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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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Additional Information about Basilica di Santa Sabina

Address: Address: Piazza Pietro d'Iliria, 1, 00153 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: 06 574 3573
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Aventine
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:15 am - 12:30 pm  3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Monday 8:15 am - 12:30 pm  3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 8:15 am - 12:30 pm  3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 8:15 am - 12:30 pm  3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Thursday 8:15 am - 12:30 pm  3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Friday 8:15 am - 12:30 pm  3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Saturday 8:15 am - 12:30 pm  3:30 pm - 6:00 pm

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Aventine
Contrary to the chaos of the city, the Aventine is Rome’s oasis. A neighborhood made up of a patchwork of ancient churches, hidden gardens, private homes and embassies, peace and quiet is top priority and the vibe definitely friends and family. Take a walk around the Aventine and you’ll find a treasure hunt of surprises like the clever little keyhole at the Knights of Malta entrance (the only place you’ll find a line) along with Parco Savello (Giardino degli Aranci) next to the ancient Santa Sabina church. Keep your eyes on the 1960s architecture, several modern buildings are built atop Rome’s original 4th century BC wall.
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