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Santa Maria della Vittoria

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Address: Via XX Settembre 17, 00187 Rome, Italy
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Beautiful, truly stunning.

This church is most famous for it's bernini sculpture 'The ecstacy of Theresa of Avila'. This was under restoration when we visited May 2015, but it didnt really detract from the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
milton keynes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

This church is most famous for it's bernini sculpture 'The ecstacy of Theresa of Avila'. This was under restoration when we visited May 2015, but it didnt really detract from the beauty of it too much, and the church itself is stunning. Well worth a visit. There is also a lovely fountain across the road, which I believe was called... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This cathedral was a delightful little jewel box. Though we were disappointed to find that the Ecstacy of Sain Theresa was under renovation (though partially visible) the rest of the church was fantastic and a great example of baroque/rococo extravagance.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The church of Santa Maria della Vittoria (free entry) was built between 1605-1620 AD located at Piazza San Bernado. It is small church but one that is considered a highlight of High Roman Baroque architecture, making it well worth a visit if you enjoy church visits during your travels. Opening hours (8.30am-12pm and 3.30-6pm). The exterior of the church is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I would definitely recommend a visit here for anyone travelling to Rome. It is spectacular. There is also a Church across the street... I cannot remember the name that is also worth a visit! NOTE! People seem to ask for money outside the churches with church baskets, but they do not appear to be attached to the Church, so you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Beautiful church, first we saw in Rome. Not the best but unique. Many fine sculptures. Close to other attractions.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We are admittedly bias towards Context Travel. During our two weeks in Italy, we completed approximately 15 tours (a combination of group and private) with Context in Rome, Florence, and Venice. One general suggestion for Context is to modify the description of some of the tours. Two of the tours we enjoyed focused on a specific artist or theme (e.g.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Despite detailed planning, maps and guidebooks, we had difficulty finding the church and just as we were giving up, we came across it and I am so glad we did. Despite the restoration, the church is stunning and not so crowded that you can take in the beauty of the place. Just across the road is a very nice fountain... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

The statue L'ecstasy di Santa Teresa was surrounded by scaffolding which was frustrating as I was looking forward to see it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I picked Rome for my holiday over other European cities as I love the 'Angels and Demons' story and wanted to follow the 'Illuminatti' trail. As part of that trail I visited this church. A 4 minute walk from the Repubblica station - Metro linea A this was a wonderful find. I have never criticised the film but it really... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Bernini's masterpiece, The Ecstasy of Saint Teresa, dominates this small church. It is a beautiful place… the quietude is available for those who wish to actually enter a church (rather than the museums that the large churches become, with all the visitors). And on the left, the sculpture of St Teresa is absolutely breathtaking. There are few pieces in Rome,... More 

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