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“Worth the walk up”

Basilica di Santa Sabina
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Ranked #124 of 1,774 things to do in Rome
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Reviewed 20 May 2013

Quite a climb (unless you drive up) but a beautiful, simple church with an interesting history. Visit the gardens adjoining to get a fabulous view over the whole city.

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Reviewed 25 April 2013

I fell in love with this 4th century church on a visit 20 years ago. One of those places that is off the beaten path, but which has an incredible feel to it. Happened to arrive this time just in time for mass and although I don't speak Italian, the characteristics of the priest, his passion and his presence made this a most memorable and enjoyable experience. While you are in the neighborhood make sure to walk a few steps further and look into the famous key hole at the gate of the Sovereign Order of Malta. A fantastic view of three Sovereign states: The Order of Malta, Italy and the Vatican. Very cool indeed.

Thank Noodlesromanoff
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Reviewed 21 August 2012

This 5th century church is a little bit out of the way, but it is worth the trip. It's one of the oldest churches in Rome and the guidebooks say it was restored to nearly its original appearance back in the 30s. I don't know about that, but, having seen a lot of Gothic and Baroque churches in Rome, I can say this one is totally sui generis. It's built on the site of an old Roman temple, and there are a few leftovers from that.

One of the highlights of the church is the 5th century carved wooden doors. It has 16 separate carved panels, including the oldest known depiction of the crucifixion. Since it's off the beaten track, it's relatively lightly visited compared to the more popular ones. You should visit it!

3  Thank Leonsreed
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Reviewed 1 May 2012

A very moving and peaceful place to visit. Attended Ash Wednesday mass celebrated by the Pope
A very uplifting experience. The inside of the Basilica was not as extravagant as St.Peters but none the less well worth the visit.

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