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Chiesa di San Silvestro in Capite

Piazza di San Silvestro, 17A, 00100 Rome, Italy
+39 06 697 7121
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Piazza di San Silvestro, 17A, 00100 Rome, Italy
+39 06 697 7121
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Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

I stumbled into the church of San Silvestro in Capite almost by chance during my last visit to Rome. I know the city fairly well, but I had never been there before. There are three churches overlooking Piazza San Silvestro and this is the one...More

1  Thank Brinkley80
Reviewed 19 February 2017

The Church of San Silvestro 'in Capite', is dedicated to Pope Saint Sylvester I. "in capite" means 'First', 'in Chief', or 'Head', so he was the First Pope Saint Sylvester. This church was built in the 8th century as a shrine for the relics of...More

Thank Violette54
Reviewed 10 February 2017

San Silvestro in Capite is dedicated to Pope Saint Sylvester I. It is located on the Piazza San Silvestro (a bustling square), at the corner of Via del Gambero and the Via della Mercede, and stands adjacent to the central post office (which used to...More

Thank Maggi713
Reviewed 15 July 2016

Not far from the trevi fountaine, it is another beautiful church , rich in art , paintings ,great marbles, gold ,statues . Sooooo n ice and peaceful.

1  Thank Taffoolie
Reviewed 14 June 2016

Raised Catholic I happened in by chance and profoundly moved to discover the head of John the Baptist in the reliquery! No sooner had I realized that, I heard the mass beginning so I stayed. Wow.

1  Thank MarksTwoCents
Reviewed 17 May 2016

This church, hidden from view of passersby, is located on the piazza di San Silvestro, just a block off the via del Corso. You have to walk through an atrium to get into the church and from the street, there is not much to indicate...More

Thank Gabriel H
Reviewed 30 October 2015 via mobile

One of the most beautiful churches in Rome. Amazing artwork which is breathtaking to put it lightly! Well worth a visit to see one of thr lesser known churches that is equally as beautiful as thr famous ones

1  Thank Seamus1980
Reviewed 9 October 2015

First, better declare an interest. My wife and I were married here 27.12.80 and also celebrated our 25th with a blessing back in the same church. The Brothers are very welcoming and I think all Irish...mostly Liverpool supporters but no-one's perfect. The "in Capite" is...More

3  Thank peter g
Reviewed 22 September 2015

If you are seeking a church in Roma that is beautiful, and welcoming then look no further. The Basilica di San Silvestro is stunning and the priests and Brothers couldn't be more welcoming. A must when visiting - every-time. There is an English speaking mass...More

Thank Anne-marie R
Reviewed 16 June 2015

The original church was ancient. Remains of this original building are to be found in the courtyard before entering. There one finds ancient plaques, stone decorations, and columns. Once inside, there is a small chapel that has a reliquary that holds the head of St....More

1  Thank eiram55
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paths every day in Colonna, a delightful chaos in the
very centre of the city. Even though it has some of
the city’s loveliest sites—a 2nd century column, Belle
Epoque shopping centre, and a magnificent Baroque
parliament building—Colonna is not just another pretty
face, but the cosmopolitan eye of Rome’s cultural
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Maggie S
27 June 2016|
Response from Gabriel H | Reviewed this property |
On Sundays there is a 10:00 am and 5:30 pm English mass. There is an Italian mass at 12:00 noon.
27 January 2016|
Response from marieclclare |
just saw your post and was wondering did your daughter get married in San Silvestro? I'm planning my wedding for oct 2018