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Piazza Santa Maria

Address: Piazza di Santa Maria in Trastevere | Trastevere, 00153 Rome, Italy (Trastevere)
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Ranked #109 of 688 Attractions in Rome
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Activities: People-watching
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Activities: People-watching

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Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Every evening there was musical entertainment with lots of locals just hanging out in the Piazza. Several restaurants were located in or adjacent to the piazza. The church, Santa Maria is certainly worth a good look! A wonderful location in Trastevere.

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Boone, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Trastevere is a magnificent neighborhood across the River from most of the better known tourist sites in Rome. Trastevere is a neighborhood frequented by locals but not so many tourists. A true "Roman" experience. Interesting shops, a multitude of restaurants, and magnificent piazzas. My favorite being Piazza Santa Maria. Very pleasant during the day but it truly come alive as... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

I'm staying in the Trastevere area and have literally fallen in love. All of the reviews stating that it is the more 'authentic' part of Rome are correct, as it isn't swarming with tourists 24/7. The Piazza Santa Maria has become my afternoon hang out/rest area and I can quite comfortably sit here for hours people watching. The streets and... More 

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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1,258 reviews 1,258 reviews
441 attraction reviews
3,621 helpful votes 3,621 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We have truly fallen in love with Trastevere, a really real & happening part of Rome, away from all the camera welding tourists & big tour parties. This lovely squire is a great place to eat, drink or chill out & watch the world go by.

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Swindon, England
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23 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We stayed nearby at the hotel Santa Maria and spent a couple of evenings in this piazza which is only about 25 yards from the hotel. Lots of activities going on such as bubble blowing, musicians and fire eaters. there are many restaurants surrounding the piazza which gave us a good choice of places to eat and drink. A very... More 

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San Francisco, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

The piazza was nice. Needed to be cleaned up a little but nice area, central to neighborhood. There were a number of restaurant in the area but the gypsy were too aggressive.

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NYC
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75 reviews 75 reviews
17 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

All of the previous reviews have it right: Rome is so huge and important and old and impressive. In this piazza, you can picture yourself living here, just as you are. Suddenly, for the first time in your trip, you fell like you belong here. It's homey, charming, cozy, romantic, adventurous, my new favorite place. The transportation is terrible: There... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

Piazza di Santa Maria in Trastevere is a picturesque and lively square, so typical of Trastevere. The fountain in the center is a great meeting place, and the piazza in general is one of the best places to people-watch in all of Rome. The church is ancient and features absolutely stunning mosaics.

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Belfast
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115 reviews 115 reviews
24 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

We visited the square on a few occasions - plenty of bars/restaurants and live music. Very quaint and a nice way to see in the afternoon.

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012 via mobile

Lovely little square surrounded by bars and restaurants and the church. Go here just at the end of the afternoon to have an aperitif.

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