Abbazia delle Tre Fontane

Abbazia delle Tre Fontane, Rome

Abbazia delle Tre Fontane
4.5
Ancient Ruins • Religious Sites
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6:30 AM - 12:30 PM, 3:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Monday
6:30 AM - 12:30 PM
3:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Tuesday
6:30 AM - 12:30 PM
3:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Wednesday
6:30 AM - 12:30 PM
3:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Thursday
6:30 AM - 12:30 PM
3:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Friday
6:30 AM - 12:30 PM
3:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Saturday
6:30 AM - 12:30 PM
3:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Sunday
6:30 AM - 12:30 PM
3:00 PM - 8:45 PM
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The Spanish Steps Apartment
Rome, Italy23,935 contributions
The “Abbey of the Three Fountains” is a large religious compound containing three churches, a monastery, and a gift shop with Trappist foodstuffs (beer, chocolate, honey, etc.). The name derives from the legend that Saint Paul was beheaded here, and his head bounced three times, each time leaving a small miraculous spring. Incredibly peaceful and quiet here, just the sounds of birds and the occasional ringing of a church bell.
Written March 11, 2022
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teemutmantsinen
89 contributions
Friends
Peaceful place worth visiting. Featuring legends, saints, beer, etc. Aside historical and religious reasons (site of Paul's martyrdom legend), they brew and sell excellent trappist beer.
Written January 5, 2020
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Scotpacker
Glasgow145 contributions
Couples
I have been to this abbey three times in the last four years. I have found this the most moving place to visit of all the sites in Rome. It is never very busy because it is quite far from the centre of Rome. It is due south and I think about six miles out. But if you have a morning or an afternoon to spare you can quite easily get there by metro. Why not visit Basilica San Paolo on the way there or back. The first time I went, I googled the area but still managed to walk past it. It is best to walk back from Laurentina metro station (about 3/4 of a mile). The buildings are lovely and well kept and it is a very peaceful spot with running water to drink. The main reason for my visits were because this is believed to be the spot where the Apostle Paul was put to death in about AD65. There are some fairly silly superstitions associated with the site but it is best to ignore these. In the new testament there are several very personal accounts by the Apostle of his thoughts and feelings leading up to his execution and to read these quietly sitting in the church that marks the spot is very moving. On a hot day the tree-lined approach to the abbey and the deep shade round about are very welcome. There is also a cafe and a book shop. Not everyone will have the time to visit this site because it is not centrally placed but if you have an interest in the new testament and the life of the Apostle Paul, this is a great place to visit. And it is free of charge.
Written November 4, 2011
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geordietraveler_8
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK47 contributions
Couples
A previous reviewer has said that they were disappointed, this area is really not your Roman tourist destination, its for a religous themed trip, you will really enjoy this place if you are religous as the churches are very much authentic and unspoilt, the tourist hotspots ie the Vatican are badly spoilt by too many tourists and ticket touts and bus tour sellers and beggars and people just out to get your wallet open and the fact that there are so many really spoils your day ,talking hundreds, and yes occasionally there is a beggar or too at the entrance but its not so bad as the Vatican ect . The shops are stocking produce from the Trappist monks beer and chocolate and herbal items that raise funds for the up keep of the area, they can be slightly high in price but as they are such good quality and taste they are worth it, the small cafe is very good price wise compared to elsewere in Rome and the food is good. I do like this area and from Laurentia station its about a 2km walk staying on the left hand side of the road there are also buses that go along the route not sure of the number you need though, and on the right hand side you also have the sanctuary of the Maddona, this is also a very religous site, so if you want the Roman soldier experience then go to the Colesium if you want religon and some fresco`s and architecture its a place to visit that you will enjoy.
Written May 1, 2016
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ztawoo75
Rome, Italy1 contribution
Solo
Rich in history and very well worthwhile if you are in Rome. The only minor distraction are the professional beggars that stand outside asking for money. I hAve visited on over 10 occasions and they are always there chasing and preying upon tourists.
Written September 21, 2017
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Johan H
Rome, Italy32 contributions
Solo
Take Metro B to Laurentina, and walk 20 min (or take the bus) to the Abbazia delle Tre Fontane. The place is very peaceful, and there are three churches/chapels to commemorate the imprisonment and execution of St Paul, which - according to the legend - took place right here. Great place for church history nerds, e.g. the prison cell of Paul himself. On your way back, cross the road and walk up to the sanctuary of the Vergine della Rivelazione, where Virgin Mary still performs miracles, according to devote believers. Walk into the cave and see thousands of objects and greetings left by grateful devotees.
Written December 25, 2018
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Abonskohkyia
Ternopil, Ukraine46 contributions
Couples
I can state the obvious at to what this is and how important, but I prefer to simply state that the multiple churches and the Trappist beer vastly exceeded my expectations. It is off the usual tourist path, so some practical information follows. Get to Laurentia metro then walk westward from the station about 100m to the main road. Catch bus 671 using your metro ticket as a transfer and ride 3 stops over and down a hill. On your left you will pass Mary sanctuary, related but across the street from the primary area. Walk downhill along the wall then turn back up through a gate to the prime area. Good maps of the grounds. Paul martyrdom site the big church up a well marked roadway, but other churches also worth seeing. Check times before going as typically the churches close midday. Also check out the Trappist offerings...cold triple is wonderful on a hot day.
Written June 17, 2016
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Ram.dr. D
Nir David, Israel1,213 contributions
Solo
Tre Fontane – a nice garden with a chapel of The Virgin of Revelation... Bruno Cornacchiola' it's not far from the church of St. Paul Outside The Walls- bus no 671 pass by the address via Laurentina, 400, tradition from 1947 says that the virgin had some apparitions in that place, it becomes a place for pilgrimage Today the Franciscan Conventual Friars Minor have charge of the site at which a small chapel was built and a statue of Our Lady placed in the cave
In 1997 Pope John Paul II named the site "Holy Mary of the Third Millennium at Three Fountains". And next to the church a small burial gorge
Written June 8, 2015
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karenfilos
New Orleans, LA100 contributions
Solo
All I can say is wow!!!It is worth the drive out there,I did it on the metro!Seven times to Rome,and finally found a place where few tourist go,you have to really look for this place and you will not be dsappointed!!!!!You takethe metro subway on Line B to Laurentina,then it is a 10 minute wak from there.They have the best chocolate,marmlade,religious artices with st paul.It is truely so peaceful out there a place St Francis would love!!!!!Even our new Pope Francis would say wow!!!So enjoy Rome and enjoy this,you will be blessed y St Paul!!!! You are welcome to contact me for further information! I went inNovember 2010!
Written March 22, 2013
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Molodaya
London, UK617 contributions
Business
Recently I have visited this beautiful and peaceful place. They also making an amazing chocolate. I would highly recommend.
Written November 7, 2017
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