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Basilica di San Lorenzo

Piazzale del Verano 3, 00185 Rome, Italy
+39 06 446 6184
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'Patriarchal' wonder - resting place of Pius IX

Situated outside the Walls of the City of Rome - the Basilica is about 25mins walk from Mary Major... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2015
Gordon W
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London, United Kingdom
A Purists Basilica.

A short cab trip, rather than a walk from the majority of central Rome's sites, but one that gives... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2015
SoloTogether
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Ludlow, United Kingdom
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15 Oct 2015
“'Patriarchal' wonder - resting place of Pius IX”
31 Aug 2015
“A Purists Basilica.”
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Piazzale del Verano 3, 00185 Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 15 October 2015

Situated outside the Walls of the City of Rome - the Basilica is about 25mins walk from Mary Major or the main Train Station in Central Rome. Important to note that the Basilica is only open first thing in the morning and late in the...More

4  Thank Gordon W
Reviewed 31 August 2015

A short cab trip, rather than a walk from the majority of central Rome's sites, but one that gives you a real feel for the original churches, how they were constructed and used. This Basilica is a far cry from the opulence of the Vatican...More

2  Thank SoloTogether
Reviewed 16 August 2015

This is not only an old church but also an old fashioned one. Its building is uniquely related to 12-13th century: simple and far from the typical luxury. However, it is considerably original and clearly reflects its construction era's situation and culture.

Thank Farhad J
Reviewed 1 August 2015

There are many churches in Rome -- far too many to visit in any length of days less than a year perhaps. But this church is worth visiting. You will need to take a cab to get to it but it is worth it. It...More

1  Thank michael c
Reviewed 8 July 2015

This little known and seldom visited historic site was built in the 12th century and once owned by Emperor Constantine I. St. Lawrence, martyred in 253, as well as other saints and Fl. Pope Pius IX are buried at the Basilica which is the center...More

Thank Jayhawk17
Reviewed 5 January 2015

We actually got there at lunch time, so it was closed, but the attendant opened the church up for us, and allowed us to see it pretty much for as long as we wanted, but we couldn't turn the main lights on. Needless to say,...More

3  Thank MNataro
Reviewed 16 December 2013

This place is nothing like as popular as it needs to be, yet easy to get to by bus and tram from Termini or San Giovanni in Laterano. A beautifully preserved early christian sanctuary and basilica which is one of the must dos of paleochristian...More

1  Thank Aquinasmagister
Reviewed 22 October 2013 via mobile

A bit more off the beaten track although we then discovered a number 3 tram links this with Basilica Santa Croce and Basilica San Giovanni. A much plainer building but a very accessible site. - less obvious control on visitors - not a criticism of...More

Thank Viewlander
Reviewed 13 August 2013

Given its age, historical importance and beauty, San Lorenzo Fuori le Mura would attract many more visitors than it does, if it didn't lie in a part of Rome that is not frequented by many tourists. But don't let this put you off, for the...More

2  Thank Walks-in-Venice
Reviewed 11 May 2013

We took a late afternoon walk from our hotel to San Lorenzo church... and it was well worth the long walk :) This is a beautiful church that seems to be overlooked on the Tourist map.. there was only about 10 people in this beautiful...More

2  Thank lovesexy
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