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Chiesa di San Silvestro in Capite

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Piazza di San Silvestro, 17A, 00100 Rome, Italy
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Reviewed March 5, 2019

In the central San Silvestro Square you can find this nice minor basilica. You enter through an atrium and narthex, which isolates the church from the busy square outside. The current church is in baroque style, with a very rich interior, and frescoed ceiling and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Reviewed November 16, 2018

With three Popes and a saint buried underneath the floor and with a fragment of the skull of Saint John the Baptist on display, this ancient minor basilica which dates from the 8th Century is truly a sight to behold. You cannot miss it -...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 8, 2018

I was referred to Fr John Fitzpatrick at San Silvestro in Capite and inquired whether we could get married there. We are a couple from Britain who decided Rome would be a wonderful place to marry, if it was possible. Once Fr John said yes,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 6, 2018

This was a very lovely church. One of the highlights of our trip to Rome was attending Sunday mass here. They have English speaking mass at 10 am on Sunday mornings. It was an Irish priest. It was a very nice mass. The priest came...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed May 30, 2018

The chiesa itself is beautiful. It's quiet, not near all of the huge crowds. The little courtyard is so quaint and lovely. Just inside the front door and off to the left, however, is a relic of St John the Baptist. What is reported to...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed May 30, 2018

We attended a wedding at San Silvestro in Capite and what a beautiful location it was for such an event. This church could easily be missed whilst traversing Rome's labyrinthine streets but the peaceful courtyard and exquisitely decorated interior is something else. Part of St...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed October 30, 2017 via mobile

We are staying in apartments near this beautiful church. It has wonderful art as well as the relic of St John the Baptist. We attended Sunday 10:00 Mass which was in English and were made feel very welcome. The Irish Priests have beautiful voices, making...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed October 17, 2017 via mobile

This is a hidden gem in Rome.. It's beautiful inside, and so peaceful. There is a lovely courtyard which was relaxing and calm - just a few minutes from the bustle of Spanish Steps & Trevi Fountain it is a welcoming quiet. We first found...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed October 9, 2017 via mobile

We happened to come across this church after deciding to take a detour. It has a nice facade and a lot of decoration inside and an interesting courtyard. The Church alsplo has an impressive 12th century tower. Well worth a quick visit.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed May 13, 2017 via mobile

I stumbled into the church of San Silvestro in Capite almost by chance during my last visit to Rome. I know the city fairly well, but I had never been there before. There are three churches overlooking Piazza San Silvestro and this is the one...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Maggie S
June 27, 2016|
Response from Gabriel H | Reviewed this property |
On Sundays there is a 10:00 am and 5:30 pm English mass. There is an Italian mass at 12:00 noon.
January 27, 2016|
Response from marieclclare |
just saw your post and was wondering did your daughter get married in San Silvestro? I'm planning my wedding for oct 2018