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Basilica di Santa Maria in Aracoeli
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Vittoriano Santa Maria in Aracoeli and Capitol Hill Small Group Tour in Rome
Ranked #72 of 1,968 things to do in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 22 March 2012

Worth the effort of crawling up the steps.....too many, but you'll love it when you get on the top.

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"capitoline hill"
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"beautiful church"
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"worth the climb"
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"wooden ceiling"
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"stained glass"
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"baby jesus"
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"olive wood"
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"side chapels"
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"healing powers"
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"midnight mass"
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"roman goddess"
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"white marble monument"
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Reviewed 26 December 2011

First of all, this is a beautiful church and well worth a visit -- which I'll discuss later. In addition, this church stands at a unique location. The church is midway between the Piazza del Campidoglio (where the two Capitoline museums are located) and the Victor Emmanuel Monument. In fact, the church can be used as a wonderful shortcut between these two places.

The church can be reached by one of three directions: The tall marble staircase off the Via del Teatro di Marcello, or to the right side of the outer section of the upper floor of the Victor Emmanuel Monument, or by way of a staircase to the right of the Palazzo Nuovo Museum.

The outside of the church is downright austere, but the interior is grand, with dozens of crystal chandeliers hanging from the soaring ceilings and above the ornate altar. There are fine frescoes along the sides below the ceiling by Pinturicchio, dating from the 1480s that are quite beautiful. Various side chapels are also interesting. To the left of the altar, a small, darkened chapel displays the "Holy Bambino" behind glass. The original of this supposedly miracle-working statue was stolen in 1994.

The church is suppose to be open daily from 7am to 6:30pm - and it's free to visit.

3  Thank JoyfulWriter
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Reviewed 13 February 2011

Great Pinturicchio paintings, Arnolfo, Di Cambio's ciborio, Cosmati
and a great view from the front !

Beware: the main door is always closed, so the church looks CLOSED when watching from below the stair, even when it's OPEN !
Enter from the lateral doors.

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