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Santa Maria della Vittoria

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Address: Via Venti Settembre 17, 00187 Rome, Italy
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Son's favorite church in Rome

The Bernini sculpture is a masterpiece, but the rest of the church is amazing as well. Our teenage son liked this church better than any other in Rome because of the incredibly... read more

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Bernini sculpture is a masterpiece, but the rest of the church is amazing as well. Our teenage son liked this church better than any other in Rome because of the incredibly ornate decor on every square inch of the interior. Truly beautiful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A stunning baroque church will Bernini's famous St. Teresa centerpiece but don't miss the spectacular ceiling decoration, colored marble walls, luxuriant gilding, side chapels and the sacristy where you can purchase mementos.

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately the beautiful ceiling and sculpture work of the building are not in my photos as they are on my camera rather than iPhone. It must however be said that I uttered the words "it might be better than the Sistine Chapel ceiling" to my husband. The famous "sexually charged Bernini extravagance" Santa Teresa Trafitta Dall'amore di Dio (Ecstasy of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is fine church in its own right. Well worth a visit in itself. The church is also a location in the Angels and Demons book by Dan Brown giving clues on the trail through Rome.

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Grand Marais, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Bernini's masterpiece "The Ecstasy of St. Teresa" alone makes this small church a "must see"! A short walk from Roma Termini a couple blocks past Piazza delle Repubblica to this corner church just a few yards beyond Fontana dell'Acqua Felice. The overall quality of this church's artworks proves the adage that "big things come in small packages". Bring some half... More 

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

The artwork in the Santa Maria Vittoria is just breath taking. This is one of the smaller churches and I strongly recommend you find this Church, sit down and stare in wonder at the fantastic Art work.

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Santa Maria della Vittoria is a small church found next to the public baths of Diocletian. It is really a pearl of the baroque art along with the Chiesa di Gesu. The ecstacy of St Teresa of Avila by Bernini remains a master work of this 17th century architect.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

We visited this church on November 13th. The closest Metro stop is Repubblica. It is one of the churches of the movie Angels & Demons. It is not a big church. The main piece is the sculpture known as The Ecstasy of St. Teresa made by Bernini. If you want to have light on the sculpture you have to put... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

This is not the easiest church to find, and we stumbled onto it during one of our rambling walks. Wow. The gold work is incredible, as are the side altars filled with notable art work, including "The Ecstasy of Teresa of Avila" by Bernini. I and my husband truly appreciated the good signage in a variety of languages. A lot... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

A small church but nice and beautiful inside. My boyfriend felt sick while being in the church, doubting he's actually a demon? :-p

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