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Basilica di Santa Maria in Aracoeli

Scala Dell'Arce Capitolina 12, 00186 Rome, Italy
+39 06 6976 3839
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Scala Dell'Arce Capitolina 12, 00186 Rome, Italy
Piazza Venezia / Ancient City
+39 06 6976 3839
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well, you've probably read other reviews, too, so I don't think I have to mention you're going to climb a lot of steps, and it will be totally worth it. But if you want to cheat, you can also enter through the side door coming...More

Thank Giuliano S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is quite a climb to get to this church, but both the church and the view of the city of Rome are worth it. We were hoping to see the beautiful presepio ( nativity scene) that the church displays at Christmas, but we were...More

1  Thank luvroma2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is easy to get "churched-out" and "museumed-out" when in Rome. Let's face it, there's a zillion churches to look at; and I suppose Santa Maria in Aracoeli gets more overlooked because the exterior looks like a country barn, you have to go up 122...More

Thank Hendrixnuzzles
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

I'll be honest...not being overly religious, the only reason I wanted to visit was to climb the steps: 122 in all (such a sense of achievement). Having got to the top I couldn't resist peeking inside - absolutely gorgeous! Remember to dress modestly (covered shoulders...More

Thank Robyn1205
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Basilica di Santa Maria in Aracoeli is at the top of the Capitoline Hill. We made the trip once, as there are countless steps to negotiate in order to get there. It's probably worth it as the exterior is unattractive, but inside it's a little...More

Thank Dimitris L
Reviewed 26 September 2017

This is my tip during this Roman archaeological day trip. It is a pearl in Rome. This church has an unattractive facade, but a rather striking interior. Lots of history and architectural influences in this church where you can find some tombs of personalities that...More

Thank RMorgado
Reviewed 28 August 2017

If you can get to the top of the many steps leading to the Basilica, it's definitely worth it. Inside the church is an ethereal, incandescent feeling with it's beautiful designs and great location in the centre of a thriving city. At night, just before...More

Thank Lady_Snowhawk
Reviewed 20 August 2017

It might not be the most famous church in Rome, yet it is extremely interesting. Don't be fooled by the simple front part of the building, the real treasure is inside. Built on the top of Capitoline hill, it belonged to a Franciscan order and...More

Thank Salgari7777
Reviewed 20 August 2017

When you managed the many steps in 38 degree Celsius, than you are very proud of yourself - if you are over 70 even more. And than you step into a wonder - this is the church. You can't beleive it from outside what treasures...More

Thank 545medva
Reviewed 18 August 2017

It was evening and the Basilica was already closed. We didn't plan to go to the Basilica, but as we passed by and saw all the steps, we couldn't resist to climb them and count the 124 steps. It was a very enjoyable time for...More

Thank Ciana B
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
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11 December 2016|
Response from HosamYahiaAJ | Reviewed this property |
You can go there before 4 pm, I think there are no mass at all
10 October 2016|
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Response from Elliemayray | Reviewed this property |
No fee - all churches are free in Rome
6 October 2015|
Response from Hannah B | Reviewed this property |
I got a three day ticket with one of the Rome day and night tour buses that drop you off nearby it :) and many other attractions in Rome