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Basilica di Santa Sabina

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Address: Piazza Pietro d'Iliria, 1, 00153 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: 06 574 3573
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Beautiful basilica atop Aventino!

Not the best-known or most-visited basilica, but a beautiful basilica located atop Aventino Hill, with fabulous views of over Rome. One of the churches I make a point to visit on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Not the best-known or most-visited basilica, but a beautiful basilica located atop Aventino Hill, with fabulous views of over Rome. One of the churches I make a point to visit on every trip to Rome!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our friend who has been studying in Rome for a few years took us to this beautiful area of Rome. The church, one of the oldest in Rome, is very calming. Outside the church are beautiful gardens with an amazing view of Rome. Next door is the keyhole of the Nights of Malta. If you look through the key hold... More 

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Rockville, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the "home" church of the Dominican order of priests and religious;. They are celebrating their 800th year and they are dressed up and ready for their celebration. The real surprise is the phenomenal view from their quiet garden. It was on of the widest vistas in Rome.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

My wife middle name is Sabina and I promised that we would see this church on our visit to Rome...it is located at the top of a hill...we found it and enjoyed our stay...next door to the church is small park with spectacular views of the city...it was well worth going....

Thank James M
Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

When I heard about Saint Sabina church, I just knew I had to visit as it had the same name as me. This is hidden and for everyday tourist, if you didn't know it was there , you wouldn't see it nessacary. It was amazing to see and the beautiful colours in the art work and architecture. Also down the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

The Church is simple and historic - not overly grandiose - it is also serenely open and uncrowded. We visited on Saturday afternoon. Perhaps as nice was the garden to the North of the Church and if you walk to the west end of the park, there is an almost surprisingly high vista which looks over the Tiber and all... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

I didn't know what to expect in making my way up the hill to see this area, but when we entered this 1600 odd year old church in the middle of a busy day, we did not expect to be the sole people inside. An ancient church, built in part from stone reclaimed from the Temple Of Mars sits on... More 

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Bergen, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

This church is simple yet grandiose in it's simplicity. It was a nice atmosphere walking around in this less visited church. This is the mother church of the Roman Catholic Order of Preachers, better known as the Dominicans. Santa Sabina's decorations have been restored to their original restrained design. Because of its simplicity, the Santa Sabina represents the crossover from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

Beautiful paleochristian basilica, the lack of beautiful mosaic in this church is balanced by the fact it was not over-revamped in later centuries, no baldacchino, no chairs, so you clearly see the beauty of the lines and the purity of the structure of the basilica. And close to the basilica is the Giardino Savelli or Giardino degli aranci, beautiful and... More 

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Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

We walked to top of the hill to see Basilica di Santa Sabina. The doors are so beautiful at the church. We also visited the Key hole when on the hill. There is a park that has a nice view of Rome. There a benches in park if bring some food you can enjoy the area have a light lunch

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Contrary to the chaos of the city, the Aventine is Rome’s oasis. A neighborhood made up of a patchwork of ancient churches, hidden gardens, private homes and embassies, peace and quiet is top priority and the vibe definitely friends and family. Take a walk around the Aventine and you’ll find a treasure hunt of surprises like the clever little keyhole at the Knights of Malta entrance (the only place you’ll find a line) along with Parco Savello (Giardino degli Aranci) next to the ancient Santa Sabina church. Keep your eyes on the 1960s architecture, several modern buildings are built atop Rome’s original 4th century BC wall.
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