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Santa Maria in Trastevere, Rome

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#14 of 255 in Historic Sites in Rome
Fountain Religious Site
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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  • This area of Rome is less well known / visited than most of the big attractions. The area is very roman and authentic, the chapel Santa Maria is one of the best religious places we have visited, reall...  more »
  • It has nothing special, after all the churches who are in Rome. Beautiful ceilings and great architecture.
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  • Beautiful Byzantine Church. The polychrome walls are sensational. Miss peace, stillness and meditation. Essential
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  • A nice place to sit in the evening while sipping a beer, there seems to often be some sort of music/comedic entertainment on the piazza which you can enjoy
  • Trastevere is a beautiful district. Find small streets and you are suddenly alone and away from all the noise and all the other tourists. Ponte Sisto is a good way into the area. Try small walks in all directions from this square with the big fountain (where many bridesmaids come to be photographed).
  • Relaxed and scenic
  • Great fountain and a nice place to relax and enjoy the activities (July)
  • Nice

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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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