We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Santa Maria della Vittoria

Via XX Settembre 17, 00187 Rome, Italy
+39 06 42740571
Improve this listing
Ranked #24 of 754 Attractions in Rome
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Book Now

Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals
212 visitor photos
Write a Review

561 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
New York City, New York
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
26 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This church provides another fantastic interior - but this marvelous sculpture is in a sort of dark place. It looks much better on the websites...much more light and perhaps a touch of air brush.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
25 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This is my second time, and I took my wife with me this time. She had not been a fan of sculptures until she saw several sculptures by Bernini. This one also depicts the strong emotion of S. Teresa. It is almost like a living lady disguising a marble sculpture. I am impressed every time I visit here.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Woodridge, Illinois
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Gorgeous baroque church near the Termini. It is known for the beautiful Bernini sculpture of the Ecstasy of St. Teresa. The rest of the church is exsquisite. Look everywhere-up and down and all around. Beauty surrounds you!

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Califon, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This church was build with great detail and you can spend an hour just admiring the craftsmanship. Lots of pictures and sculptures of merit but the Bernini is unbelievable. I found myself staring at it for an unusually long time.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Horsham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The Bernini sculpture is the draw here, but the church is pretty amazing. Just sit there and take it all in! You could easily spend half an hour just soaking in the atmosphere. Closest metro is Republicca and then a very short walk. Church is on corner and looks quite simple outside. One of my favourite places in Rome. Kindly... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
315 reviews 315 reviews
255 attraction reviews
223 helpful votes 223 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

This is an astonishing creation. It is mightily enriched with magnificent decorous designs. There is much stucco work, angels and putti. The wonderful frescoes in the vault show religious themes. The floor has numerous symbolic images, including the universal reminder of death. The well-preserved remains of Saint Victoria are a prominent display. Undoubtedly the highlight is the sublime Bernini representation... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Scotch Plains, New Jersey
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
63 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

This is probably one of the smallest but most elaborately decorated churches in all of Rome. Sculptures and paintings from floor to ceiling. Worth a look.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kent, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
38 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Lovely Church in the heart of Roma, with Bernini's Ecstasy of St. Teresa hidden in the Cornaro Chapel. Beautiful carved and painted ceiling. Make it part of your 'Must See In Rome' itinerary!

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

During a 5 day trip to Rome, we made a point of entering any church we stumbled across. None were as lavishly beautiful as Santa Maria della Vittoria. Any fans of Dan Brown should know of this church already from his book Angels and Demons, which references Bernini's famous statue that provides the church with its reputation. As magnificent as... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cheyenne, Wyoming, United States
Top Contributor
200 reviews 200 reviews
67 attraction reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Yes,more beauty to sit in ahhh. Just so precious. Makes me wonder what exactly gave them the inspiration for such Magnificat ! Creativity...

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Santa Maria della Vittoria also viewed


Been to Santa Maria della Vittoria? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing