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Santa Maria della Vittoria

Via XX Settembre 17, 00187 Rome, Italy
+39 06 42740571
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Ranked #18 of 726 attractions in Rome
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

From the outside, this church is completely unassuming, but my mouth dropped as soon as I entered. I ended up staying for a long time because it was so incredible. It includes the ecstasy of Santa Maria, which is a fantastic statue of Bernini and widely regarded as one his most famous works.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

I enjoyed this little church, one of the smallest I saw when visiting but not in a claustrophobic way. It was lovely, a lot more Baroque than I expected. And Bernini's Ecstasy was a beautiful piece of work. Tip: Carry some change for the little box that turns a light on the statue with a donation. Lights it up for... More

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

If you are a fan of Angels and Demons or Bernini's work, visiting Santa Maria della Vittoria is worth your time. The church is a hidden gem that is a bus ride from the center of Rome. The inside is very ornate, featuring a very cool Bernini sculpture. Be sure to check their hours of operation before going!

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Spokane, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

You won't care a bit about the church. But the statue of St. Teresa is worth dipping in to see. Also if you read Angels and Demons by Dan Brown, you will recognize several features of the church.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We took a cab but arrived during service and were not allowed in. Please check regarding opening hours. Bernini's Ecstasy of Saint Theresa is absolutely breathtaking. We are continuing with our debate as to why Bernini's Theresa is curling her toes.

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Buckie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Santa Maria della Vittoria rolls beautifully off the tongue and is a very attractive small church not very far from Termini station. The church is really lovely but the main attraction is the superb statue by Bernini of the 'Ecstasy of St Teresa'. Chances are there will be others crowding to see it - it is a true masterpiece but... More

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Vaasa, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This is a nice church. I fnot for anything else, but to see the Sta Teresia ecstasy... One of the most beautiful and expressive pieces of art Ive ever seen

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The church was closed for lunch when I first visited. I managed to come again for this small chruch and was quite impressed. It is a small and intimate looking church with some masterpieces. Beautiful church for a short visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

First thing to be aware of is that the church has limited hours for public viewing. It opened at 15:30 the day we went. What an amazing little church. Needless to say, Bernini's 'The Ecstasy of Saint Theresa' is the draw. But the sculpture on the opposite wall is impressive too. Additionally the artwork throughout the chapel is stunning. Walking... More

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Caracas, Venezuela
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Watching the Ecstasy of Santa Teresa de Jesús is worth the visit. The Bernini sculpture transport you to another world.

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