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Santa Maria della Vittoria

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Address: Via Venti Settembre 17, 00187 Rome, Italy
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+39 06 4274 0571
08:30 - 12:00
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I am pretty sure you will head here because of Bernini's masterpiece "The Ecstacy of St Theresa." I don't blame you: I do, too, every chance I get. Don't forget to admire tha... read more

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Victoria, Canada
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I am pretty sure you will head here because of Bernini's masterpiece "The Ecstacy of St Theresa." I don't blame you: I do, too, every chance I get. Don't forget to admire tha church itself, however. On those rare times in your life when you might be asked to define Baroque art, you can freely point to a picture of... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Take time and effort and go to this lovely little church. Of course the "Ecstasy" is the main attraction but it is nice to look at the rest of the church as well

Thank Renate V
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Most people go to this stunning church to see Bernini's 'Ecstasy of St. Teresa' but that is not all there is in this gem of a church. The vault has beautiful frescoes and the sculpture of St Joseph by Domenico Guidi I think equals that of Bernini. I was disappointed the day I was there because although there were over... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had heard about this little church and decided to visit. From the outside it looks like nothing, on the inside however OH MY GOD! This place is stunning, and definitely worth a visit!!!!!!!!

Thank Lee H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From the outside looks plain .. but OMG the inside is absolutly amazing . It would take weeks to look at every detail in this building .. its a must see .. and its free. People looking for money at door we thought it was a donation for church gave her change but she got aggressive and demanded more so... More 

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a huge Bernini fan this church was high on my list. The Ecstasy of Stain Teresa is here and just gorgeous. Its popular but not a main sight and it feels like you've found a gem when you're there.

Thank Christina P
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everyone knows of this church because of Bernini's ecstasy of St. Therese. But it is a worthwhile place to visit. A bit far from the center of Rome, but the environment is different. Truly a place to experience. We went to this church for Easter Mass. Nobody there but local Italians and us 2 tourists. We felt we were seeing... More 

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Great if you are around the area. What I love about Rome is that you have what Bernini felt himself was his greatest work of art in a church which is not one of the more touristy ones. Very humbling and eye opening with the body of the saint preserved and on show. This church does have a very humbling... More 

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Reviewed 21 April 2017

Very interesting small church, located near Republic Square. Here is the famous statue of Bernini - Estasi di Santa Teresa.

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Reviewed 9 April 2017

Although Bernini is a mainstay throughout Rome, his "Ecstasy of St. Terese" has always been one of my favorites and I made it a point to see it. Its a very small church but packed full of Baroque indulgence. As such, everything you look at is a feast for the eyes

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