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Santo Stefano Rotondo

Via di Santo Stefano Rotondo 7, 00184 Rome, Italy
+39 06 4211 9130
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Via di Santo Stefano Rotondo 7, 00184 Rome, Italy
+39 06 4211 9130
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Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

The frescoes are in relatively good condition and the building is beautiful both inside and out. If you like old churches that are off the beaten path, you will love Santo Stefano Rotondo. My one criticism is that there were no explanations in English of...More

Thank bendergary
Reviewed 21 April 2017

An interesting small but very old church (4th century). Inside there are frescoes with the tortures of early Christians and an interesting mosaic. Relatively close to the Colosseum.

Thank Ogi0
Reviewed 15 April 2017

This church is worth a visit. It has a beautiful and quiet atmosphere. It has not a lot of visitors so it seems like you have it all on your own

Thank Maria B
Reviewed 14 January 2017

This church is located on the Caelian Hill in a quiet and rather unfrequented part of Rome, not far from the Colosseum, St Johns Lateran and the Palatine hill. This early Christian church was dedicated to St Stephen, apparently the first Christian martyr, who was...More

Thank Clinor
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Be advised of the hours they are closed. The church is quiet and beautiful and has a unique history and shape. Some wonderful old frescoes inside and the remains of some on the outside. Certainly worth the short walk from St. John Lateran, if you've...More

Thank Lynntravels83
Reviewed 23 July 2016

The Santo Stefano Rotondo is an interesting place to visit if you want to see some unusual artwork and architecture. The artwork is a series of frescos from the 1500's depicting the various ways that Christian martyrs were killed. They are not your typical religious...More

1  Thank Morris L
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Even though I have been 4 times to Rome before I have never stumbled upon this small jewel before. This church is quite peculiar as it is round and it does offer nice frescos. worth a visit and it is just a small detour on...More

Thank SVELMalta
Reviewed 5 June 2016

There are lots of things to like about this church. It is set back from the street, so you enter into a beautiful courtyard with the church just ahead of you. It is, as the name implies, round, and therefore different than any of the...More

Thank Holly R
Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Such an odd place but so glad we visited. Ghoulish displays of all the ways people had been put to death are the complete decorations of this interesting circular church. So very bizarre and yet compelling. You do wonder if the creators enjoyed the ideas...More

Thank Angie-001
Reviewed 4 May 2016

We spent couple hours trying to find this church - we were told that Diarmuid, a son of Brian Boru (a King in Ireland during Viking times) was buried here. We were total "Doubting Thomas" but went along anyway and we did find a plaque...More

1  Thank GeraldineM53
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16 May 2016|
Response from GeraldineM53 | Reviewed this property |
Hi - as far as I remember the main Rotondo is flat and wheelchair accessible - I dont recollect any staircase anyway, may be couple of steps at the front porch. Make sure you know the route before starting out - it took us... More