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Santa Maria della Scala

Piazza della Scala, 23, Rome, Italy
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Lovely outside

This is in a nice area if rome off the beaten track of the main area where all the tourists go... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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One of the most amazingly beautiful Churches in Rome

We happened across this little gem on our first visit to Rome last year. We were lucky enough to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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“Lovely outside ”
27 May 2018
“Plain on the outside, wow on the inside”
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Piazza della Scala, 23, Rome, Italy
Trastevere
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is in a nice area if rome off the beaten track of the main area where all the tourists go. It’s a small church with a simple facade but lovely at night. A great place to rest and have some gelato and take in...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We happened across this little gem on our first visit to Rome last year. We were lucky enough to return with other family members this year and their reaction was the same as ours when they walked in the door "wow, wow, wow"! It is...More

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Reviewed 27 May 2018

Just down the street from our rental apartment, we pasted this church several times before opting to check it out as it didn't look like much from the outside. Wow. Very ornate and nothing like what you'd expect from the exterior facade. Definitely worth a...More

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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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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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