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Santa Maria della Vittoria

#46 of 1,419 things to do in Rome
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Address: Via XX Settembre 17, 00187 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: +39 06 42740571
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breathtaking

definately a must see! there's so much going on in here we didn't know where to look first. Like everything in rome, the attention to detail in this place was flawless. I don't... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

definately a must see! there's so much going on in here we didn't know where to look first. Like everything in rome, the attention to detail in this place was flawless. I don't think it matters who you are or what you like, this place will knock your socks off.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

While in Rome my family and I visited many of the sites from Dan Brown's book, Angels and Demons, to include Santa Maria della Vittoria. We were very impressed by all of the Roman churches we visited; however, Bernini's masterpiece, the Ecstasy of Saint Theresa, is one of his most famous works. The statue is incredibly lifelike and you can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This is not one of the most famous churches in Rome but it is definitely one of the best. In particular there is the Bernini's sculpture which is wonderful. Really worth it

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

A wonderful church - possibly one of the nicest in Rome. Virtually devoid of tourists when I was there (about half an hour before it was closed for the night), allowing full appreciation of the art of the design - and indeed the Ecstasy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Like visiting a museum while enjoying a religious experience. Has been described as a Grand Masterpiece, and we must agree!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Without a doubt the most beautiful church in Rome. It is small but everything is inside rekompenserar its size. A grand masterpiece. Do not miss this!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

This is a nice church that contains the Ecstasy of Saint Teresa sculpture. I also especially liked the ceiling - with carvings and paintings.

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Lille, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This nice little church contains Bernini's Ecstasy of Saint Teresa, but, more than that, it is entirely beautiful with colors which are different from the usual.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We came here to see Bernini's St. Teresa of Ecstasy, which is amazing - he is able to convey a real sense of emotion and action in the marble, and the gold beams with the light pouring down are a nice touch. I only wish it we were able to get a little closer to it! The rest of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

This is a small church, but well worth the time to find it for it has some of the most amazing artwork inside. not so far from the city, worth the visit.

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Staying in Esquilino

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Esquilino
Old school vibe from the very beginning is the only way to describe the Esquilino neighborhood. The Esquilino takes pride in being one of the oldest areas in Rome for its key location on one of the city’s famous seven hills. From an ancient neighborhood to its modern incarnation as a multicultural hub, Esquilino always has something going on—polyglot vendors debate street artists while kids play pick-up basketball games. Look around you: this area isn’t like the historic center. Liberty architecture, large piazzas, and long boulevards mix with archaic arches, secret side alleys, and beautiful churches like Santa Maria Maggiore.