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San Lorenzo fuori le Mura

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Address: Piazzale del Verano, 3, 00185 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: 39 06 446 6184
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A MUST for Catholic Pilgrims

We actually got there at lunch time, so it was closed, but the attendant opened the church up for us, and allowed us to see it pretty much for as long as we wanted, but we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 5, 2015
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We actually got there at lunch time, so it was closed, but the attendant opened the church up for us, and allowed us to see it pretty much for as long as we wanted, but we couldn't turn the main lights on. Needless to say, it was difficult to admire the main church, but the lights under the altar, where... More 

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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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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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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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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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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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San Lorenzo
San Lorenzo may look all street with its pulse in urban art and street food, but don’t be fooled. This gritty student neighborhood immediately east of Termini train station is on the avant-garde rise. Art galleries, curated mural projects by artists like Rome’s favorite Alice, charming cafes, and boutique restaurants are slowly infiltrating the streets of San Lorenzo with counter-culture chic. Don’t worry, San Lorenzo still retains its local vibe with weekend festivals and demonstrations, and is always a hub for Rome’s university student scene.
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