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Santa Cecilia in Trastevere

Closed 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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All reviews patron saint beautiful church last judgement nuns singing late renaissance roman houses small fee ring the buzzer high baroque simple church pretty church no photos allowed main church century ad well worth the visit narrow streets on display
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely basilica in the Trastevere area, would recommend seeing for around ten to fifteen minutes. Trastevere is a lovely area and this is another example of a hidden gem in this great area.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Shanehurleyy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The church itself is just another one of the many churches around Rome, but the crypt is worth the visit. A true hidden gem.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank trantor2312
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The mosaics are beautiful in the church and the crypt, both the originals and the renovations. The sculpture of the Saint herself is haunting.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ClioChicago_Illinois
Reviewed 31 October 2018

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!

Date of experience: October 2018
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

Date of experience: October 2017
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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

Date of experience: September 2018
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.

Date of experience: September 2018
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

Date of experience: May 2018
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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank izzy-danza
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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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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.
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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