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Santa Cecilia in Trastevere: Tours & Tickets

Open Now: 9:15 AM - 12:45 PM, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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This Church was constructed between 817 and 824 AD, on the site of an earlier fifth-century building, and features a grand courtyard, garden, twelfth-century bell tower and a gothic tabernacle by Arnolfo di Cambio.
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Piazza di Santa Cecilia 22, 00153 Rome, Italy
Trastevere
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All reviews patron saint beautiful church main church rose bushes off the tourist track small fee roman house well worth the visit worth the effort narrow streets on display take pictures nuns fresco crypt martyrs cavalli
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a church historian and I was hoping to see several paintings in the church. First, we arrive at 3:00 and the church was closed mid afternoon until 4:00. It was closed from 12;30 to 4:00. We waited to see it and were extremely...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wanted to see some of the local smaller churches in Rome, so we opted for Santa Cecilia in Trastevere. A must-see in Rome! In the heart of Trastevere, unfortunately it is a little known. A very tranquil church, with spectacular mosaics and one of...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 8 August 2019

The church is in a very quiet part of Trastevere, but it is absolutely worth visiting. The nuns were so lovely there and you can donate a bit to either go up to see the Cavallini frescoes, or to go under the church to see...More

Date of experience: August 2019
2  Thank Katya-tjie
Reviewed 18 July 2019

It is in a beautiful area surrounded by gardens and quiet. The inside is decorated with fantastic frescoes and when we were there one of the nuns was playing with the temple's piano-like instrument and it was just heavenly.

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank thirsty4health
Reviewed 9 July 2019

This church is well worth going to. The nuns were lovely, the church is beautiful and the frescoes are fantastic

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Margaret G
Reviewed 22 June 2019

Small but full of light. It's well worth the visit even though it's a little far from the center. Nice surprise. My trip was in April 2018

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 7 May 2019

Entrance to the frescoes is through a door to the left of the main church entrance and you will probably be accompanied by a nun. It's worth checking opening times, as access is limited to a two hour period in the mornings. Even though they...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Vinrougeplease
Reviewed 1 May 2019

This is a cloistered and still-functioning convent with a fine garden, but it is very hard to visit anything other than the sanctuary which contains a white marble statue of the saint herself. The church is built on the reputed site of Saint Cecilia's long-ago...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 19 April 2019 via mobile

Supposedly the burial ground of Santa Cecilia, whose allegedly excised heart is in a jar in the crypt. A truly bizarre catholic practice not so uncommon. The edifice itself is nothing special architecturally, neither are paintings, sculptures, and graven idols it contains.

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank globetrottingYankee
Reviewed 18 March 2019 via mobile

This is beautiful despite not one of the most famous Basilicas in Rome. It is tucked away in Tastevere and although more simple than some Churches, it is still stunning and peaceful. Worth the effort finding it.

Date of experience: April 2018
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30 July 2017|
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Response from BettyKate | Reviewed this property |
Santa Cecilia in Trastevere is free to visit. Santa Maria where the museum is costs but not much. In general, Europeans over 65 pay the same as adults. There is no more discount for over 65s unless you are resident in Rome.
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Rev William R
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Response from LellaP597 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I have no idea as we walked there from Piazza di Spagna .
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ShineOnWI
19 October 2016|
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Response from LellaP597 | Reviewed this property |
The beautiful fresco can be seen before 12 pm and after 2:30 pm as to go you have to ring at the nun's house and they have lunch between 12 and 2:30. I suggest a wonderful tour which can be guided and it's also in English... More
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