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Santa Cecilia in Trastevere

Open Now: 9:15 AM - 12:45 PM, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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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
+39 06 4549 2739
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Be sure to go downstairs to see the remains of the previous church. I had the privilege to hear two young priests singing/chanting in the chapel downstairs. Hauntingly beautiful!

Thank Suzanne P
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Santa Cecilia in Trastevere is a church that I highly recommend as a "must see" destination when visiting Italy. Words simply cannot describe the beauty contained within it. I walked to the church from my hotel room. It was very hard to find, mainly because...More

1  Thank WandaMaria
Reviewed 10 September 2018

This lovely ancient church is worth the little walk out of the centre of the Trastavere area. Built in the 9thCentury on top of the 5th C one, which in turn was built on the large Roman house where Ste Cecilia is said to have...More

Thank PJaneS
Reviewed 7 September 2018

Saint Cecilia is the patron of music and musicians. Her statue in the position her body was found under the main altar of this lovely church tucked away in Trastevere. Beautiful mosaics and some interesting frescoes and a crypt whichis well worth seeing.

Thank Neri I
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Before travel, I had done research and noted this had high ratings, and was not disappointed! Is off the beaten path and travel down some narrow streets to get to it. Once you get inside, is truly amazing in terms of architecture and the decorating...More

Thank Joe A
Reviewed 2 August 2018

Run by nuns, closes at 1300 but reopens at 1600. Quietly contemplative. Fascinating subterranean Roman house. Remarkable sculpture of Saint Cecilia as she was discovered in the C16th under the altar.

Thank GERGloucestershire
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

St. Cecilia has always been my favorite saint and she is even my saint for when I got confirmed. The church is definitely hidden but ask around and you’ll definitely get there. You do not have to pay, only if you want to see the...More

Thank Izzy D
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

We came here for an off the beaten path stop. The statue of st Cecilia is beautiful. The crypt is remarkable and the mosaics stunning.

Thank KateSchnittman
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

Wow!! I am so glad we went here. A friend who lives in rome took us here and the church is lovely but if you walk to the left once inside and go to the little gift shop, pay €3 and go downstairs. There is...More

1  Thank lifenadventure
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Well worth the visit to Trastevere to see this church. I always loved St Cecilia from my school days and had to see the church. Very emotional experience for me. The church is so peaceful and beautiful. The cript is under the church and spectacular....More

Thank StephMMan
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Trastevere ("beyond the Tiber") is like a faded
postcard, a little worn around the edges but still
charming. With its wide-open piazzas, meandering
streets, weathered Renaissance buildings, and
overgrown personality, it's become an irresistible
mecca for visitors. Trastevere is an enclave of
entertainment - a rotating set of street performers
entertains almost every night, and unforgettable
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Karina M
30 July 2017|
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.
Rev William R
5 November 2016|
Response from Lella P | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I have no idea as we walked there from Piazza di Spagna .
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