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Chiesa di Sant’Ivo alla Sapienza

Corso Del Rinascimento 40, Rome, Italy
+39 06 6937 8125
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Corso Del Rinascimento 40, Rome, Italy
Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
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Reviewed 26 April 2018

Between Pantheon and Piazza Navona, close to San Luigi dei Francesi, this church is worth the visit. All the baroque effect of spatial contraction and dilatation is undisturbed by white walls, and the spiral lantern above the cupola is unmistakable in the Roma landscape.

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Reviewed 13 April 2018

This baroque church is designed by Francesco Borromini, rival of Bernini. Unfortunately we could not enter inside as it was closed. Worth seeing it.

Thank Jivko V
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

Built in 1642-1660, designed by the architect Francesco Borromini. The courtyard is open during the week but the church is only open from 9-12 on Sundays. I arrived at 9.30 & there were quite a few people already.The interior is beautiful, it's certainly one of...More

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Reviewed 31 May 2017

This church is a little hard to find, even though it's near the Piazza Navonna. It's off the street in a courtyard. It's a beautiful example of innovative baroque architecture, with a very distinctive spiral cone that some think looks like a soft-swirl ice cream...More

1  Thank Donald C
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

Outside the church looks very interesting. Unfortunately we could not get in, because only work until noon.

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Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

My friend who is a builder loves this Borromini church. He says it's the best piece of architecture other than the Pantheon in Rome. Unfortunately for us it was closed for repair in March 2017. There was structural damage from an earthquake. You can only...More

Thank madmaple
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Reviewed 6 November 2016

I just want to alert visitors that we tried to see Sant'Ivo on Wednesday 2 November this week but it was closed due to earthquake damage (according to an elderly gentleman in the courtyard). The facade of the church itself was covered in scaffolding. I'm...More

Thank Marcy C
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Reviewed 14 June 2016

Francesco Borromini was known as an introverted, difficult and brilliant architect, who was a foil to the more genial and popular Gian Lorenzo Bernini. Borromini is also credited for creating the first, most fully-realized and original designs for Italian Baroque churches, which were then copied...More

5  Thank David R
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Reviewed 16 January 2016

We tried to catch the correct time to enter for 2 days but coudn't find a chance. Anyways has very pleasing perspective and beautiul architecture to see.

1  Thank ManolyaF
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Reviewed 25 October 2015

I'm sorry, but isn't that what everybody thinks when they see the architectural marvel above the Sant'Ivo alla Sapienza? Now you certainly might notice it in passing coming down the street from San Francesci church on the way to the Pantheon, but the better view...More

1  Thank snochasr
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