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Wonderful history and heritage

We visited as part of a group and enjoyed a guided tour of the church and environs. There was much... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2018
Pinkertonx
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Hereford, United Kingdom
A cultural marvel

The entire castle is an amazing piece of architecture but the church inside is the joule in the... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2018
asko_velociraptora
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Ciampino, Italy
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Reviewed 22 May 2018

We visited as part of a group and enjoyed a guided tour of the church and environs. There was much to see, particularly the gilding and architecture of the basilica. The complex is perched high on an escarpment with lovely views over the valley towards...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 18 May 2018

The entire castle is an amazing piece of architecture but the church inside is the joule in the crown. Built as an Orthodox church 50 years before the Great Schism, today it is a Catholic church that combines the architectural style of Orthodox and Catholic...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 26 April 2018

This is the first 1 Rating I have given in my 250 reviews on Trip Advisor but this site deserved it. There were no signs in the town of Grottaferrafa to indicate the location of the Abby. We eventually got there by looking at the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Terry D
Reviewed 22 April 2018

This place is unique and the charming city offers plenty of opportunities to discover hidden gems if you wander around or ask locals.

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

The first time I saw this sacred site I did not know it's history from 600BC during the time of Byzantium, through the rise and fall of the Roman empire (the Roman's built the Solarium that looks out over Rome which serves as part of...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Jononna
Reviewed 14 August 2017

This is a 1/2 day trip just in itself. There is more to do here than meets the eye. There is a museum that has some real treasures and the church alone will take some time to see. The museum a collection of Roman antiquities...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank AdamL821
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

This is walking distance to most of Grottaferrata so really worth it. Walk around the abbey free of charge and the staff will even explain things to you

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 1 June 2017

a stunning beauty in a lovely hamlet, this amazing church is a tiny jewel of Greek art with mosaics and painting, it is really worth visiting, they also have a big Presepe during Xmas.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank MGC2203
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Nice little area and church. Worth a visit, and close to the gelateria. Beautiful view over Rome and surroundings in the courtyard.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank annemarielauritsen
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

The place is very old but very well maintained. Great walls of stone, great buildings and an ancient church to see. Also because is in the mountain, there is a great view of the valley. If you have some luck you can see a wedding!...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Response from Fiorella P | Reviewed this property |
Buonasera, per vedere l'Abbazia di san Nilo NON si paga. Tutta la zona è da vedere soprattutto per il paesaggio.
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