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Santa Maria della Vittoria

Via XX Settembre 17, 00187 Rome, Italy
+39 06 42740571
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Ranked #22 of 743 Attractions in Rome
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals
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Califon, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

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.

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

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

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Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

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

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Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

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.

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Kent, United Kingdom
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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!

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London, United Kingdom
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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

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Cheyenne, Wyoming, United States
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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...

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Erie PA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

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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Centreville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

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 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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