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Chiesa di Sant’Ivo alla Sapienza

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Corso del Rinascimento 40, Rome, Italy
Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
+39 06 6937 8125
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful and quiet, not too touristy. You can't spot it from the street, you pass a heavy door and find this hidden gem.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

Just attended last night an amazing musical night in this beautiful place . Loved the architecture and with the lights at night is even more beautiful. Usually summer time they have musical events almost every night. Just check the schedule and don't miss to go...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 30 June 2018

This is another church that we have wanted to see for many years. It has odd opening hours - usually just Sunday morning. It is located on the Corso del Rinascimento; not far from Piazza Navona. We have gazed into the courtyard many times. The...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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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.

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank PipingAngel
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.

Date of experience: February 2018
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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

Date of experience: October 2017
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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

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Donald C
Reviewed 17 April 2017

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

Date of experience: April 2017
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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

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank madmaple
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

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Marcy C
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Response from U2212NFlucap | Reviewed this property |
Actually is only 9:00 to 11:00 on Sunday mornings, since from 11:00 to 12:00 there is mass so it’s not visitable (for touristic purpose).
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