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Santa Maria della Vittoria

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Address: Via Venti Settembre 17, 00187 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: +39 06 42740571
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Small but stunning with a surprise

This small baroque church is only 10 minutes from metro Berberini, and 10 minutes from the main train station and is worth visiting. Firstly, it's baroque ceiling is gorgeous... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This small baroque church is only 10 minutes from metro Berberini, and 10 minutes from the main train station and is worth visiting. Firstly, it's baroque ceiling is gorgeous, and the Bernini statues are STUNNING!!!!!!!!! What I rarely see mentioned however (and it's not mentioned in the church), is that the glass tomb which houses a statue of a lady... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful little Church in the baroque style with Bernini's marvelous sculture of Saint Theresa's extasis

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

A church always famous for the fabulous Bernini sculpture of the "Ecstasy of St Therese, became know in popular culture for trial by fire in Dan Brown's Angels and Demons. The Bernini masterpiece features the fires of passion as St. Theresa is pierced by the arrows of the angel, a nod to her finding of religion in her biography. It... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

This church is mainly known for its masterpiece by Bernini-The Ecstasy of St. Teresa of Avila (1515-82), dedicated in 1605. The sculpture depicts the saint's actual description of one of her visions. The rest of the church is also interesting as it is small and dark with heavy baroque ornamentation.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

A very beautiful church tucked away in a small corner away from the touristy areas of Rome. A must visit for all. St. Teresa on fire is simply breathtaking

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

Upon crossing the threshold this church takes your breath away, from the stunning main alter to the elaborate side chapels this place is amazing, full of stunning statues, breathtaking artwork and glorious fresco's. Its without doubt a must see when in Rome.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

This beautiful little church is simply stunning , Bernini blows your mind with his Ecstasy of St Teresa, the walls and ceilings are adorned with beautiful paintings and it has a sweet little shop selling all sorts of things, really a must see !

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

This absolutely amazing church that houses the "Ecstasy of St Teresa" by Bernini was in my top 5 in all of Rome, Florence and Venice!!! The beauty of the interior of this church touched me deeply. A must see, even if for a few moments in a busy tourist schedule.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

the most beautiful place and it's amazing to see i really don't want to live this place that much i love it ....

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

We walked a short walk from Via Veneto. It's a straight shot down Via Leonida Bissolati. This church doesn't look like much on the outside but walk inside and be amazed. The ceiling has a great painting of Victorious Mary stamping out the heathens with snakes wrapped around them. The altar is spectacular and each alcove has an amazing painting... More 

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