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Stunning preserved colours

I was told this is not always open, and so make sure you visit while in the Roman Forum. Wow, what... read more

Reviewed 27 May 2017
Gold Coast, Australia
Must See this Historical Treasure

After being closed for restoration since the 1980s, Santa Maria Antiqua in the Forum Romanum has... read more

Reviewed 18 November 2016
Chicago, Illinois
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3 Jun 2017
27 May 2017
“Stunning preserved colours”
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Via della Salata Becchia 5/6 | Foro Romano, 00121 Rome, Italy
Piazza Venezia / Ancient City
+39 390 648 0201
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Reviewed 3 June 2017

An ancient church located within the Forum, close to Basilica Julia. Sadly it was not open on the day of our visit.

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Reviewed 27 May 2017

I was told this is not always open, and so make sure you visit while in the Roman Forum. Wow, what a recommendation. Magnificent ancient frescos' and colour, and so much more. It's not hard to find, but make the effort and the rewards are...More

Thank CodyMav
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

After being closed for restoration since the 1980s, Santa Maria Antiqua in the Forum Romanum has been opened to the public to help celebrate this Jubilee year. In addition to the church and the Oratory of the 40 Martyrs, the Imperial Ramp near the church...More

Thank ClioChicago_Illinois
Reviewed 6 November 2016

We visited this 5th century church located at the foothill of the Palatine inside the Roman Forum. The church was recently reopened after 30 years, and we could admire its restored frescoes as well as enjoy the digital rendering of its faded wall paintings (the...More

1  Thank Luigi G
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Loved this place - Incredibly beautiful and a place of devotion lovingly restored. If you get a chance dont miss it

Thank mjmmjm
Reviewed 26 September 2016

If you come to Rome for the churches, don't miss this one, flattened by an earthquake in the 9th century and now restored brilliantly as the 'Sistine Chapel of the Middle Ages'. The presentation is inspired - you feel as if you have entered a...More

Thank Hakluyt
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Many decades ago I was born few meters from this Church and I visited Foro Romano At least 50 Times. I was astonished discovering this medieval Church with exceptional frescos recently restaured. Absolutely unique. Use guide and explaination to understand all. A miracle!

Thank MbdaRoma
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Enhanced by a beautifully prepared exhibition, the elements and the murals of the Church are unique. One of the highlights of the buildings located in the Forum.

Thank LinahBerlin
Reviewed 15 July 2016

If you happen to visit the Roman Forum until October 2016, do not skip the temporary exhibition in Santa Maria Antiqua. The curators have made use of modern multimedia technology to bring to life VI to VIII century frescoes (overlapped many times), along with icons,...More

Thank Mihaela J
Reviewed 8 July 2016

Honestly, I had not heard about this church before I got to the Palatine Hill, but I am so glad I saw it. The placed evoked deep feelings knowing that this is where Christians prayed over 1500 years ago. The faded wall paintings are beautiful....More

1  Thank Jack R
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If all roads lead to Rome, then they all end here.
Piazza Venezia and the Ancient City are the very
epicenter of the Eternal City. Within a 360-degree
turn, Roman history unrolls in front of you, from its
ancient beginnings to its 21st century
transformations. Whether it’s those historical
playgrounds known as the Roman and Imperial Forums, or
the side-street shops, trattorie, and churches, this
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19 February 2017|
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Response from Luigi G | Reviewed this property |
Yes, as long as the Forum is open. Also, the exposition "Santa Maria Antigua between Roma and Bisanzio" has been reopened until March 19, 2017.
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