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Santa Cecilia in Trastevere

Piazza di Santa Cecilia 22, 00153 Rome, Italy
+39 06 4549 2739
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This Church was constructed between 817 and 824 AD, on the site of an earlier fifth-century building, and features a grand courtyard, garden, twelfth-century bell tower and a gothic tabernacle by Arnolfo di Cambio.
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Piazza di Santa Cecilia 22, 00153 Rome, Italy
+39 06 4549 2739
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a beautiful church with glittering mosaics and art work, but the highlight is really the underground network of old Roman streets and houses, with more mosaics, and a very gaudy underground chapel, built in 1900 directly under the altar above.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited this church one afternoon but unfortunately could not enter the body of the church as there was a wedding service. The church has a forecourt with a fountain. Although we could not see the church, we were able to enter the crypt area....More

Thank MelbourneJade
Reviewed 1 week ago

Easily missed when a visitor to Rome has to choose among the hundreds churches scattered among this amazing city, but if you are visiting Trastevere (a must) make sure you pay a short visit to Santa Cecilia. Not very easy to find but it doesn't...More

Thank giannir
Reviewed 3 September 2017

The church itself is a small, unassuming church in the beautiful area of Trastevere. in the church itself, don't miss The Martryrdom of St Cecilia by the late-Renaissance sculptor Stefano Maderno - very touching! While you're there, be sure to pay the small fee to...More

Thank LightFighter
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

We didn't make it inside because it has strict hours and it was too late to wait longer. However, we had to come because of the family name "Cecilia". There was a relaxing fountain out front and some other beautiful details. The courtyard area appeared...More

Thank Searchin4Vacays
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Amongst all of the gritty street life of Trastevere is the hidden treasure of the Basilica of Saint Cecilia. The magical interior featuring architectural details and decorations from many different centuries, whilst the crypt is a labyrinth of ancient artefacts and a massive contrast to...More

Thank Fabian B
Reviewed 22 June 2017

This was one of the absolute best things I saw in Rome. Not only is the church itself stunning, with a charming courtyard, but the archaeological site is beyond anything-- and I saw a LOT of archaeological digs underneath churches. This was the largest by...More

Thank Ceci I
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Have seen probability nearly 100 churches, basilica, cathedral in the last three months in Portugal France, Spain and Italy. This place is extraordinarily. Make sure you see the chapel in the crypt which is also the now under the church Roman house of Santa Cecolia....More

Thank NathalieAndAndrew
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Having read the true story of Saint Cecilia I found this a beautiful, haunting church. Cecilia lived in the third century and the church is built on the site of the house where she lived before her martyrdom. There are accounts of her body being...More

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Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

The church inside is very beautiful, but I would definitely recommend looking up the history of St. Cecilia and the church before you go to appreciate her statue, the ruins, etc. even more before you visit. To see the earlier worship spaces underneath the current...More

Thank 342sarat
Trastevere ("beyond the Tiber") is like a faded
postcard, a little worn around the edges but still
charming. With its wide-open piazzas, meandering
streets, weathered Renaissance buildings, and
overgrown personality, it's become an irresistible
mecca for visitors. Trastevere is an enclave of
entertainment - a rotating set of street performers
entertains almost every night, and unforgettable
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Karina M
29 July 2017|
Response from BettyKate | Reviewed this property |
Santa Cecilia in Trastevere is free to visit. Santa Maria where the museum is costs but not much. In general, Europeans over 65 pay the same as adults. There is no more discount for over 65s unless you are resident in Rome.
Rev William R
5 November 2016|
Response from Lella P | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I have no idea as we walked there from Piazza di Spagna .
19 October 2016|
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Response from Lella P | Reviewed this property |
The beautiful fresco can be seen before 12 pm and after 2:30 pm as to go you have to ring at the nun's house and they have lunch between 12 and 2:30. I suggest a wonderful tour which can be guided and it's also in English... More