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Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

One of the few examples left today in Rome of frescoes from the Renaissance period. Giovanni Bessarione was cardinal titular of the Basilica of the Holy Apostles in Rome from 1439 to 1449. From 1464 to 1468 the artist Antoniazzo Romano (Antonio Aquili) and his...More

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Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Not only by size, even more defined by the art inside, this basilica is clearly one of my top choices to visit (and to escape the madness of tourism). Huge, impressive and with some very famous paintings, it never seized to leave an impact. In...More

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Reviewed 25 September 2017

This was one of several lovely churches which we visited while strolling along the Via del Corso. This church is ornately decorated on the outside with a host of statues. The interior of the church is just beautiful with its works of art and it...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2017

The Church of the Twelve Apostles in Rome was built in the 6th Century and was originally dedicated to the Saints Philip and James. Remodelled several times, it was completely redesigned by Francesco and Carlo Fontana in 1702. On the ceiling of the three-nave basilica...More

Thank 1967Grant
Reviewed 15 January 2017

I stopped in here a few weeks ago during my two week stay in which I visited all of the tombs of the apostles in Italy. I do not recall there being a fee though there were donation boxes and photos/videos were allowed. This church...More

2  Thank David B
Reviewed 4 October 2016

The Church of the 12 Holy Apostles dates from the 6th Century. Legend has it that the remains of Saints James and Philip were once housed here. The church has three aisles, with 12 side chapels. Of particular note is the lovely Baroque ceiling, as...More

1  Thank SpanishStepsApt
Reviewed 7 May 2016

Santi Apostoli (The Church of the Twelve Holy Apostles) is a titular church and minor basilica in Rome, so by all means it's a renowned place. It does not occupy the first places of visiting for general public, yet, for a traveller interested in history...More

1  Thank Kostyantyn V
Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

This church is a hidden gem in the centre of Rome. It is tucked away down a side street and I would have missed it if it wasn't for trip advisor. The building doesn't look like much from the outside, but when you enter. ........More

1  Thank Andrew K
Reviewed 13 January 2016

It doesn't even look like a church, and lots of people have walked past it. Before entering, stand on the other side of the street and admire the façade. Then get in and be amazed by the size, walk around admiring the art and certainly...More

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Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

We happened upon this place while walking through Rome and our curiosity drew us in. From the outside this church is unassuming, misleading, and does not stand out like many others in Rome. But once you get inside it's such a gem ! This is...More

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