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Santa Maria in Trastevere, Rome

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Discover more than 17 centuries of Roman at Santa Maria in Trastevere, one of the city's oldest churches. Dating back to the fourth century, the house of worship is in the trendy Trastevere central neighborhood. Stand out front to see the 12th- and 13th-century mosaics on the facade. Head inside to admire the 22 granite columns taken from ancient city ruins or impressive Baroque decor. See Santa Maria in Trastevere and all Rome has to offer by arranging your trip with our Rome trip itinerary maker.
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  • I was surprised this church, beautiful inside and out, located in trastevere, highly recommended site, you can not miss on your visit to Rome
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  • An unexpected gem in the heart of Trastevere. Beautiful golden Byzantine dome of the apse mosaics and frescoes. Precious also the gilded coffered wooden ceiling.
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  • Go enjoy this majestic Basilica in the heart of Trastevere, on the beautiful square of the same name, and you will be amazed even here by the miracle that takes place in Rome from 753 BC: the overlay, copresence, interlocking of all historical periods, which will touch on every stone and construction. Even in this Basilica there is all the artistic and religious history from 200 onwards, on on in later centuries. The apse blazing Golden mosaics, carved wooden ceiling designed by Domenichino (who also designed the round with the assumption), Roman columns, floors and so much more, much more pseudo-cosmatesque (like the majestic wooden crucifix of fourteenth century recently restored). A masterpiece that you visit free.
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  • Lots of gold on the lovely ceiling. While the church is nice, in Rome standards it is not THAT impressive. You may want to drop by while you wander around in the must-see area of Trastevere.
  • Beautiful Basilica in the main square of Trastevere. As with so many churches in Rome, the quaint exterior hide the opulent beauty inside. Is a quick in and out but well worth it.
  • Nice fountain and a good church to tour. Be sure to linger outside the church's entrance to look over the relics. The gelateria is good and makes for a nice respite if temperatures are high or you're weary from walking.
  • Beautiful, relatively quiet church. Well worth a visit to see the spectacular ceilings and paintings
  • The church is beautiful mosaics in 1100 not to be missed and outside on the high part of the façade and both those relating to the presbytery, the median strip made from Cavallini.Uno of the most beautiful places in Rome, ideal for diving in the folk tradition, beautiful the fountain in the square. Characteristic sit on the steps to admire and contemplate the beauty of the place, wonderful walk in the most famous neighborhood in Rome, especially when there is a large crowd, in order to discover the Rome of the past. evening meeting place to spend a pleasant seratae on the square in front of the Basilica, he always performs some street artist. A must see! Here you will find the true Rome at night ... a piece of history and at the same time the "movida" Today, with so many local pubs and many tourist with the exception of the historical places like Enoteca Trastevere a few steps from the Basilica, Via Lungaretta, 86/87, with an always welcoming and warm atmosphere. These places with narrow streets for move from a square to another can not be and should not be explained ... they should experience walking among local, history, shopping, sightseeing. The basilica was built where gushed divine 'fons olei' in 38 BC , Gush of mineral oil. Note the point on a step of the presbytery. District "Roman" bridge between past and present, between religion and monuments, including the people and history.