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Santa Francesca Romana

Piazza di Santa Francesca Romana 4, 00186 Rome, Italy
+39 06 679 5528
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BASILICA DI SANTA MARIA NOVA

was the original name, but now known as Santa Francesca Romana, is tucked away between the Coliseum... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
SoCalOregonian
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Murrieta, California
Old church

This church is located near the Roman forum and dates from the 10th century. It has undergone... read more

Reviewed 20 April 2017
Chris F
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Ipswich, Australia
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“BASILICA DI SANTA MARIA NOVA”
20 Apr 2017
“Old church”
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Piazza di Santa Francesca Romana 4, 00186 Rome, Italy
Piazza Venezia / Ancient City
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+39 06 679 5528
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Reviewed 4 days ago

was the original name, but now known as Santa Francesca Romana, is tucked away between the Coliseum and the Roman Forum, and dates from the mid 10th century. Inside the church is the statuary "Our Lady of Tenderness" and the remains St Frances of Rome...More

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Reviewed 20 April 2017

This church is located near the Roman forum and dates from the 10th century. It has undergone changes and additions over the centuries but the decoration inside is less than in a lot of other churches in Rome.

Thank Chris F
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

One of the biggest structures! Just under renovation so the outside is covered in scaffold the inside is also been renovated! Some of the structure was lost in an earth quake so it's hold together with metal ties. I'm sure as the restoration continues it...More

Thank Tracy E
Reviewed 5 June 2016

This lovely church dates back to 900AD, but is has adapted with time, with a lot of baroque features standing out. It is an interesting mix of style, but the all blend well together.

Thank jcrossBdV
Reviewed 5 April 2016

Santa Francesca Romana is located on Via Sacra in the Roman Forum to the west of the Colosseum. The original church was built in mid-900 AD, with the belfry added in the 1200's, and finally the bright white travertine façade on the front was added...More

Thank JT_Turner3
Reviewed 1 April 2016

This lovely historic basilica near the Colloseum is a bit hard to find on maps, and most mobile apps tend to get you lost...at least google maps and Waze did that for us. But the basilica itself is historic event, with a lovely icon of...More

Thank Rcdown78
Reviewed 25 April 2015

As newly weds we came here to get a blessing. My husband is a nonbeliever but he tolerates my little nuances. It is believed that this church in honour of St Francesca bestows a blessing on newly married couples and in this day and age...More

Thank HomeComforts70
Reviewed 11 April 2015

A lot smaller than some of the grand Basilicas that you will see in Rome but worth stopping by after walking through the colosseum. Very beautiful and well looked after, we sat there for 20 minutes just taking in the beauty of the place.

Thank SJR03
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile
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Nearby
Piazza Venezia / Ancient City
If all roads lead to Rome, then they all end here.
Piazza Venezia and the Ancient City are the very
epicenter of the Eternal City. Within a 360-degree
turn, Roman history unrolls in front of you, from its
ancient beginnings to its 21st century
transformations. Whether it’s those historical
playgrounds known as the Roman and Imperial Forums, or
the side-street shops, trattorie, and churches, this
...More
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melissa m
How do you access the church? Do you need to buy admission to the forum in order to visit the basilica? Thank you for your help
7 April 2016|
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Response from Rcdown78 | Reviewed this property |
No Forum ticket or any other ticket needed. BUT, it is hard to find the access path...at least it was for us, and our mapping apps were worthless at best and misleading at worst. Try this to get there, as it is a wonderful... More
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