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  • Annette
    Vejle, Denmark38 contributions
    A must see place in Rome.
    The line looks long but it does not take long to get in and then you can view it in your own speed.
    Written 15 May 2022
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  • Annette
    Vejle, Denmark38 contributions
    Very popular but for a good reason. Very impressive and worth seeing. Very central placing and easy to find.
    Written 15 May 2022
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  • J. Kuijpers
    Breda, The Netherlands12 contributions
    The most impressive interior of a church that I have ever seen, located in a not well maintained area of Rome (Termini). Marble and gold everywhere you can look and the ceiling is very special.
    Written 15 May 2022
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  • Alex Beene
    Nashville, TN69 contributions
    This is one of the final destinations I went with my mother in Rome, and it was by far one of the highlights. Words can't do justice to this fountain. The architecture is gorgeous, with detail you could spend all day just looking at and taking in along with other travelers. Speaking of other travelers - as other reviewers have noted - this attraction is crowded. VERY crowded. In the summer, visitors swarm this area, and it can be hard getting in front to get a good picture or just to look at the structure. However, be patient! Yes, it is worth it! Getting there earlier in the mornings can help to alleviate crowds somewhat. Just don't let the amount of people dissuade you from seeing this gem.
    Written 15 May 2022
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  • Federico F
    Vicenza, Italy39 contributions
    I stayed in this neighborhood in an apartment with my family during our visit in Rome. The place is safe even during evening in the central zone. There is a lot of nightlife and cafés but in this neighborhood there are also some of the best places to eat typical Roman food
    Written 14 May 2022
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  • Sarah P
    Norwich, UK291 contributions
    Nice park with areas for entertainment and rest. We had the best time renting scooters to explore around it. Would go again.
    Written 21 April 2022
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  • FTMDave
    Adria, Italy5,521 contributions
    The historic centre of Rome is simply incredible, with ancient history round every corner. Lots of the sites are within easy walking distance of each other.
    Written 6 July 2021
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  • Mark M
    Ada, MI431 contributions
    Magnificent church - true home of the Catholic Church in Rome. The church itself is a great visit. Don’t miss the ancient and gigantic obelisk, from there the baptistery and if you are so inclined, across the street are preserved the stairs on which Christ ascended to Pilate. Constantine’s mother Helen brought them to Rome. The devout ascend them on their knees.
    Written 26 April 2022
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  • Federico F
    Vicenza, Italy39 contributions
    A beautiful square in Central Rome with a lot of Monumente of every era of the city. From here you can reach every part of the city easily
    Written 14 May 2022
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  • J. Kuijpers
    Breda, The Netherlands12 contributions
    A lot of stairs to climb, but the view compensates for this. Positive surprise. Beautiful building from both inside and outside. On top one can take an elevator (bit pricey) to go even higher.
    Written 15 May 2022
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  • Federico F
    Vicenza, Italy39 contributions
    One of the most characteristic square in Rome, rich of monuments and beautiful buildings. From this square it's easy to reach a beautiful part of the centre of Rome
    Written 14 May 2022
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  • Exploring Chris
    Calgary, Canada252 contributions
    Lesser Cathedral, but if you're interested in Michelangelo's sculptures (or a fan of Pope Julius II) , pop into this church when you're in the area and see Michelangelo's Moses. Not a tourist destination, but worth seeing the marble, if that interests you.
    Written 4 February 2022
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  • Paul O
    County Monaghan, Ireland2,076 contributions
    This small but beautiful church is located just up the hill from Piazza Barberini and is worth a quick visit.

    The churches most famous sight is “The Ecstasy of St. Teresa”. Unfortunately when I visited (end August 2021), this was under renovation so you I could not see it. However the rest of church is still very nice.
    Written 1 October 2021
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  • HeaveNEarth
    Fairfax, VA203 contributions
    The church is not huge by any means and not particularly beautiful. But, oh my, you have those three Caravaggio originals featuring Matthew. Even if you don't want to visit churches and basilicas in Rome any more, make it to this one. I think I stood there for at least five "light-outs". Every two minutes or so (depending on how much someone put in) the lighting goes out until someone puts in another coins. I've seen these paintings on photos many, many times and to see them in original display was a moment I would cherish for a long time. The church is not far from Pantheon and from Piazza Navona. A kind of difficult take pictures, though.
    Written 4 December 2021
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  • Megan B
    Larkfield, UK21 contributions
    An absolutely stunning church that you could spend ages in due to being so mesmerised! The light vault is worth doing and it's amazing looking in the mirror at the ceiling! Ceiling is absolutely beautiful and an overall must see in Rome!
    Written 4 April 2022
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