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Santa Maria della Vittoria

Via XX Settembre 17, 00187 Rome, Italy
+39 06 42740571
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Ranked #21 of 734 Attractions in Rome
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals
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Erie PA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We went to Santa Maria della Vittoria to see Bernini's "Ecstasy of St Theresa". The sculpture is magnificent but it is a little too elevated and not well lit enough to enjoy fully. However, the church itself is a fantastic example of Baroque style.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Built in the early 17 th century by Carlo Maderno, Santa Maria Della Vittoria is a baroque jewel. On our last day in Rome as we walked from the Borghese gallery back to Termini, we passed this church and stopped in. We were so glad that we did. The simplicity of the exterior and the single nave interior is deceptive... More

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Recife, PE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

If around this area, you really should go inside and apreciate all the great art and Bernini is just amazing! Great atmosphere inside also!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

You have to visit this place and see Bernini's Ecstasy of St. Teresa. The ceiling is covered in beautiful angel paintings and sculptures and the organ is impressive too.

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sanctuary cove
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Bernini's Ecstasy of St Theresa is here. Go and see it. Purest marble, wonderful carving of the folds of her habit, the grip of passion (of whatever sort) on the face - this is one of the most memorable sculptures you can see. The rest of the church is of interest too but really it's the Bernini that steals the... More

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Oakville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I have a circuit of favoured sites I make each visit to Rome, and if I can recommend just one church as a must see and one Bernini masterpiece to marvel at ,it would be Santa Maria della Vittoria and his spectacular Ecstasy of St. Theresa. Rome has numerous beautiful churches and statues, but for me I'm drawn back here... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Every church, cathedral, basilica you go into you think it cant get any better. This one was a jaw dropping WOW. Bernini. Only one word, but the Ecstasy of St Teresa is really breathtaking. His work is superb. This is one of the churches featured in Angles and Demons. Unbelievable beautiful

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Saw this as part of our Angels and Demons tour. Well worth a visit even if the visits have become numbing due to the vast number of churches. In addition to the Bernini, you can her body and some other art works. Centrally located, too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Make a special visit to see Bernini's ecstacy of St Teresa, it's stunning. Also take a 15 minute walk to the Villa Borghese to see tonnes of other amazing works by Bernini.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Nice and well maintained church. It is not huge, but very beautiful. It is one of the shooting spots for 'Angels and Demons'.

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