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San Lorenzo fuori le Mura

Rome, Italy (Tiburtino)
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Ranked #79 of 743 Attractions in Rome
Type: Religious Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals
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- Dec 16, 2013
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

This place is nothing like as popular as it needs to be, yet easy to get to by bus and tram from Termini or San Giovanni in Laterano. A beautifully preserved early christian sanctuary and basilica which is one of the must dos of paleochristian rome

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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82 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 via mobile

A bit more off the beaten track although we then discovered a number 3 tram links this with Basilica Santa Croce and Basilica San Giovanni. A much plainer building but a very accessible site. - less obvious control on visitors - not a criticism of other sites but more a reflection of the quietness of the area. Don't miss the... More

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Venice, Italy
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28 reviews 28 reviews
25 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Given its age, historical importance and beauty, San Lorenzo Fuori le Mura would attract many more visitors than it does, if it didn't lie in a part of Rome that is not frequented by many tourists. But don't let this put you off, for the church can easily be reached by public transport (both the 492 and 71 buses pass... More

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scotland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

We took a late afternoon walk from our hotel to San Lorenzo church... and it was well worth the long walk :) This is a beautiful church that seems to be overlooked on the Tourist map.. there was only about 10 people in this beautiful and very peaceful church. Its got a really spiritual feel to it. We took our... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

We took a taxi cab from central Rome to visit this ancient basilica that is built over the tomb of Saint Lawrence--who shares a tomb with Saint Stephen the first martyr. Beautifully adorned with ancient frescoes and Cosmatesque floors, this basilica is a history lesson in itself, and the stillness of the quiet structure imparts a sense of deep peace... More

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