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Santa Maria della Scala

Piazza della Scala, 23, Rome, Italy
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Paintings, paintings everywhere

From the outside, nothing but inside a real beauty. There are paintings everywhere. At least 10... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2017
Chinapjs
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
WOW!

While walking through Trastevere we came upon Santa Maria della Scala. It doesn't look like much on... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2017
TACOB0B
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29 Oct 2017
“Paintings, paintings everywhere”
30 Apr 2017
“WOW!”
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Piazza della Scala, 23, Rome, Italy
Trastevere
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

From the outside, nothing but inside a real beauty. There are paintings everywhere. At least 10 very large oil paintings that must be seen. Strangely though I was more attracted to the proliferation of crystal chandeliers all across the front of the church. There's an...More

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Reviewed 30 April 2017

While walking through Trastevere we came upon Santa Maria della Scala. It doesn't look like much on the outside but inside it is filled with chandeliers, just amazing. Can't say that we have ever seen this in a church before but we are grateful we...More

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Reviewed 8 June 2016

Our guide from St. Peters Basilica tour recommended seeing this church, and I'm glad she did! This church has the "Holy Steps" that Jesus walked up and it's an incredible experience to go here.

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Reviewed 18 May 2016

This a a very nice church great for picture taking, beautiful high alter and columns. It also has some great paintings.

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Reviewed 17 April 2016

Charming little church, quiet and not as much visited as some of the other churches in Rome. Famous for a painting by Cavalier d'Arpino (In my opinion not worth the trip). But the church has a lovely altar and for some odd reason specializes in...More

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Reviewed 5 November 2015

the only church I have seen with chandeliers as a theme. If you are in the area of Trastevere drop past it is worth a couple of minutes

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Reviewed 25 October 2015

We stopped here on a rainy day, looking for a place to get out of the cold. We were rewarded with a delightful small church that had a fine altar. In anyplace but Rome, this church would be a destination unto itself.

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Reviewed 24 October 2015

Amazing as are all the churches of which there are many but you must look inside it is like a gem that awakens the spirit

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Reviewed 30 August 2015

Walking into the heart of Trastevere from Villa Farnesina or the Corsini Gallery, you will come to the pretty little baroque church on a little piazza. The lavish and colorful interior of the church has a particularly lovely ceiling and is hung with many chandeliers,...More

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Reviewed 23 August 2015

Santa Maria della Scala is a late 16th century Baroque style church that you can visit in Trastevere district of Rome. It is one of several interesting churches in this area of the city. Historically, the church was raised here after an icon of the...More

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mecca for visitors. Trastevere is an enclave of
entertainment - a rotating set of street performers
entertains almost every night, and unforgettable
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