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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
Trastevere
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+39 06 4549 2739
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"patron saint"
in 11 reviews
"last judgement"
in 8 reviews
"beautiful church"
in 19 reviews
"nuns singing"
in 4 reviews
"roman houses"
in 3 reviews
"small church"
in 5 reviews
"ring the buzzer"
in 2 reviews
"late renaissance"
in 2 reviews
"current church"
in 2 reviews
"archaeological site"
in 3 reviews
"pretty church"
in 2 reviews
"no photos allowed"
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"small fee"
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"main church"
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"century ad"
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"narrow streets"
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"cavallini"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A beautiful church tucked away in Trastevere with the focus on St Cecilia a Christian martyr buried there, wonderfully atmospheric in its location

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Among the most remarkable works is the altar sculpture of St. Cecilia by the late-Renaissance sculptor Stefano Maderno. This statue is like in a theatric scene, a naturalistic representation of a dead or dying saint. It is striking, because it precedes by decades the similar...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

While visiting in Rome I was intent upon visiting this basilica erected in honour of Saint Cecilia-the patron saint of music. Cecilia was an early Christian martyr but also a wealthy roman woman. The basilica is reportedly built upon the place where her villa once...More

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Reviewed 25 March 2018

We searched for this church with our GPS and were right upon it without knowing, its entrance is so inconspicuous. Ask for directions if you don't see it - but don't miss it! There are simple, pretty gardens at its entrance. The church is beautiful...More

Thank Elaine M
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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

Fabulous church. Has an incredibly beautiful crypt. There is a small church below the main church that seems to be all frescoes and mosaics. I was not able to see the Last Judgement frescoes. The Sister at the door would not let us in, for...More

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Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the many, many historic and architecturally significant churches in Rome. Yet, we found ourselves drawn to them over and over again. But St Cecilia in Trastevere was different. And it was easily our favorite (setting aside St Peter’s) because...More

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Reviewed 12 February 2018

Definitely make the effort to go during the more limited hours when you can see the excavations and the Cavallini frescoes. For the excavations, turn left when you come in the front door and go upstairs to pay the nun on duty. The excavations were...More

3  Thank 234worldtraveler567
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Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

Perhaps this may be odd to some, but I actually enjoyed visiting Santa Cecilia Church more than the Vatican! It was very beautiful on the inside and the exterior, and the sculpture of Saint Cecilia, by Moderno, was fantastic to see. This is a must...More

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Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

We stayed across the piazza from this all week - it has variable opening times and we of course had lots to do - so we kind of ignored it. I raced in on my last morning when the doors opened and so was pleased...More

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Reviewed 31 December 2017

We had been to this church years ago to view the Pietro Cavallini Last Judgment fresco. You ring the bell at the entrance to the left at the front of the church and tell them you want to view the fresco. You are admitted. You...More

5  Thank luvroma2
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Karina M
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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.
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Rev William R
5 November 2016|
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Response from Lella P | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I have no idea as we walked there from Piazza di Spagna .
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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
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