Santa Maria della Vittoria, Rome

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The Cornaro chapel of Santa Maria della Vittoria houses Gian Lorenzo Bernini's masterpiece, "The Ecstasy of Saint Teresa." The sculpture depicts St. Teresa of Avila being pierced through the heart with a golden shaft. The artwork gained renown because of its break with classical style and its exposure of a more passionate form of religious ecstasy. About two blocks from the Piazza della Repubblica and the Teatro dell'Opera, this site pays homage to the Roman Catholic victory at the 17th-century battle of White Mountain. Inside, you can see Turkish standards that were captured in the 1683 siege of Vienna. Put Santa Maria della Vittoria into our Rome travel planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • In the Church is in addition to the very famous Bernini's sculpture Ecstasy of St. Teresa significant plate image. The original church burned down in a fire in 1833. This small image found kaplan of the Bavarian Duke in the year 1620 damaged in vyrabovaném Manor House in Štěnovicích (today a large village at the southern edge of Plzeň) when winning the Catholic campaign to white mountain. With a picture of the blessed army and since 1622 is placed in the altar-the glory of this church is a church in Rome. Interior very richly decorated. In the sacristy is meant to buy souvenirs.
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  • If you are one of those people who thinks Michael Angelo was the world's best sculptor, visit Santa Maria Dell Victoria! It features two priceless masterpieces by Benini, which I believe are beyond co...  more »
  • Santa Maria della Vittoria is near the Piazza della Repubblica and it is a small, unassuming church not far from the railway station. It is located at the intersection of street Via Susanna and Via Se...  more »
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  • Very interesting small church, located near Republic Square. Here is the famous statue of Bernini - Estasi di Santa Teresa.
  • Gorgeous example of Baroque fresco and sculpture, home to Berini's Ecstacy of St. Teresa, reoccuring glasswork in Bernini's style.
  • Like many Rome churches it doesn't look much from the outside, but get ready once you step inside. It's ornate carvings are joy, and the Bernini sculpture is something else.
  • Absolutely Fabulous. The statue of Santa Teresa is so schwul. Go and see the sacristie as well. The most gentle padre will help you choose one of the best amaro spirits of Italy. Made by the fathers Karmelites next door. Very good for your health.
  • This church is breathtakingly beautiful. It had the statue of Saint Theresa and the angel. This church is referred in the book "Angels and demons". Its really nice and a must see.

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For easy foot access to most of the city's main historical sites, consider staying in Rome's old town center. The area is conveniently placed for public transport, only a walk away from the city's main railway station. Accommodations here span all hotels sectors, from cheap hostels to luxury brand names. To avoid the steep prices and overcrowding of the town center, explore the hotels in the inner suburbs of Rome. They offer comfortable rooms and excellent food at a fraction of the price charged by the centrally located hotel chains. Another affordable option is the area around Vatican, which boasts a good selection of family-owned B&Bs.
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