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Piazza Santa Maria

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Address: Piazza di Santa Maria in Trastevere | Trastevere, 00153 Rome, Italy
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The atmosphere of Piazza di Santa Maria in Trastevere is cosy and friendly, like a large living room. By the way, Italy seems to have the patent on turning almost every Piazza... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 1, 2015
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

The atmosphere of Piazza di Santa Maria in Trastevere is cosy and friendly, like a large living room. By the way, Italy seems to have the patent on turning almost every Piazza into a living room. Visiting Piazza di Santa Maria in Trastevere is a fixed item on a Rome visit. Firstly a visit to the Basilica and then a... More 

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Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

This area is surrounded by place to eat and drink and next to the lovely church. Great place to sit on the steps by the fountain and have a snack or drink. Trastevere is a great location in Rome.

Thank Beverley S
Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Santa Maria Piazza is situated in Trastevere in front of the historical minor basilica by the same name. The piazza provides open space, alfresco cafe dining and access to a church featuring remarkable 12th and 13th century mosaics. This lively square features a neat fountain that is worth seeing. The fountain is a rebuild of the structure originally created by... More 

Thank BradJill
Tehran, Iran
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

It is recommended to visit it. It has a nice atmosphere and that you will enjoy it. There are many restaurants and cafeterias where you can eat and drink. Although it seems they are expensive, it worth to be overcharged for a night.

Thank Farhad J
Balingen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

My girl and me went there. We had a good time there. A lot of street artists are there and do their thing! You can eat delicious food for good prices.

Thank Roughray
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Smaller piazza with overpriced eateries (although the Gelato place was great!). Typical performers, fire breathers, magicians, etc. It was OK for people watching. The MOST annoying: the vendors (I use that term lightly) harassing you to buy stupid toys and gadgets. Most were selling things you throw in the air and they glowed, singing/dancing cats on pedestals, umbrellas, water (I... More 

Thank lovethesights
Westminster, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This piazza is the center of this beautiful city of Trastevere. It tis a large active square with shops, restaurants, a beautiful church and entertainment in the square. Its a great place to sit and people watch. It is also not as crowded like the center of Rome spots.

Thank Sam N
Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Nice place to eat with locals. Very crowded for lunch and also dinner. Small restaurants with local specialties. Highly recommended!

Thank Breno J
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

The piazza doesn't have the same look neither the same character at all times of any given day. For most of the week's 'business hours', particularly mornings, the square looks like any other square, with nothing to distinguish it from other piazzas one sees everywhere in Italy. But as day progresses, a lively metamorphosis occurs. Starting from lunch hours, the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

On the last afternoon of our week long visit we stumbled in this Piazza. What a finding!!! The athmosphere is that of an old Medieval town of the countryside but its wihin walking distance of Rome main attractions. The Curch was our favorite with the amazing Medieval mosaics. Food was great. Definately a must see.

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