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Easily missed

Located just down the road from St Peters, is this wonderful church, that is easily missed due to... read more

Reviewed 1 January 2018
Nice church

Chiesa di Santa Maria in Traspontina is a lovely church. Nice architecture all round. It is located... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2017
Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 27 January 2018

We went to mass here in October, 2017, the mass was all in Italian but we could follow along. They must have been training the kids to be alter servers as there were many children there carrying candles and processing. All the alcoves are filled...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

Located just down the road from St Peters, is this wonderful church, that is easily missed due to the fact that everyone is heading that way. the interior is quite grand and worth a visit. The highlight for us is the side chapel, with Mary...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

Chiesa di Santa Maria in Traspontina is a lovely church. Nice architecture all round. It is located in the vicinity of the Vatican's St Peter's Basilica. It is not as elaborate as St Peter's; far from it, but it would be worth going inside for...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Dimitris L
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Nowhere as grand as the Basilica (St Peter's) in whose shadow it sits. Peek inside ,however, and you will want to stay and admire the detail, the gold, and silver icons. This is a titular Church currently protected by Archbishop Marc Ouellette ( Quebec City,...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 30 June 2017

This is a gorgeous church en route to the money rip off vatican city. Calm, peaceful - you are even permitted to take photos. Wonderful hidden gem behind a plain doorway - overshadowed by the overhyped chrucrches further on. Definetly worth your time - in...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 1 November 2016

Rome is full of beautiful old churches and this is one of them. It is located only meters away from St Peters and is a 'must' to visit on your way to St Peter's Square. Enter through the right hand side of the front door...More

Date of experience: October 2016
3  Thank intrepidkiwi
Reviewed 19 August 2016

This church is too close to S.Pietro so it's obviusly a bit underrated ! It has more than most of the people may think: Procaccini, Cavalier d'Arpino, Carlo Fontana, etc. Don't miss it after (or before) visiting S.Pietro.

Date of experience: August 2016
2  Thank iscritto66
Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

This church so close to St Peters Square is unassuming on the outside that it is probably missed by most tourists as they hurry to the Vatican. I took the trouble to step inside and was amazed at the architecture, paintings and roof of this...More

Date of experience: December 2015
5  Thank Y9700OFrichardw
Reviewed 12 September 2015

Geeting closer to the saint Peter's Cathedral, this nice church it's a preview located along the way to reach the majestic Vatican square. Free entrance in this little church, modest deco' inside, a short visit here is well worth, normally people coming here attracted from...More

Date of experience: October 2014
1  Thank Magellano81
Reviewed 21 March 2015

Can't find a reason why people don't visit this totally beautiful church located right in the street leading up to the Vatican, except that the church looks less impressive from the outside. Just walk in for 5'!

Date of experience: March 2015
2  Thank travellingtbprecise
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Vatican / Borgo
Frocked priests, colorful Swiss Guards, insistent
souvenir shop owners, flag-waving tour guides, and
pilgrims from around the world. This is the Vatican
and Borgo, Rome's most recognized neighbourhood which
acts as Vatican City's front yard. Aside from the
souvenir boutiques and a few food spots, the only
business conducted here is papal. In the daytime, the
tiny medieval sector bustles with holy activity, as
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