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Santa Maria della Vittoria

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Address: Via XX Settembre 17, 00187 Rome, Italy
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The brilliant work by Bernini

Not very touristic to my surprise, considering the work "ecstasy of St Teresa" is arguably Bernini's finest. Beware the church opening time - it's closed between 12-3.30pm, don't... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Not very touristic to my surprise, considering the work "ecstasy of St Teresa" is arguably Bernini's finest. Beware the church opening time - it's closed between 12-3.30pm, don't go there during the closed hours as there are some uneducated idiots looking for trouble with the tourists (especially Asians) sitting on the stairs outside the church (saw these people twice when... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I came just because of the piece by Bernini, to witness the best example of baroque artwork. It is not hard to find, but it is not located near Metro station.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stunning artwork inside this church, including Bernini sculptures. From the street, this church blends in mundanely with its surroundings, but you know it's special as soon as you walk through the door. Don't miss this church, especially if you like Bernini.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good nothing to report is a must to see. At least 10 minutes is enough . Definitely recommend. Thank you

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Newport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely amazing, the inside of this church will take your breath away, stunningly decorated with paintings and sculptures and the alter in this church as with any other church in rome is kept imaculately welcoming with beautiful red flowers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a surprise. It's small and yet one of the most astonishing churches in Europe. Beautiful in each and every detail, and of course there stands the Ecstasy of St Tereza by Bernini. I stood 20 minutes just looking at it. The best of all: this is not a very known church in Rome and not many tourists go... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Roman Catholic church is dedicated to the Virgin Mary and is very famous for Bernini's masterpiece the Ecstasy of Saint Teresa (in the Cornaro Chapel). The Baroque style interior is magnificent. A relics of an obscure catacomb martyr called Santa Vittoria are on display in one of the four Chapels called Chapel of St Joseph. Don't miss Domenico Fontana's... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Simply go to see the Ecstasy of Saint Teresa sculpture, it is truly breathtaking and definitely and emotive piece.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice church. Probably it wouldn't so attractive without book of Dan Brown. However place worth to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stumbled across this Gothic Basilica and it was stunning inside. The sculptures, the art works and the way the light shines through the stained glass windows. Pure beauty!

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