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Santa Francesca Romana

#270 of 1,456 things to do in Rome
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Piazza Venezia / Ancient City
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Address: Piazza di Santa Francesca Romana 4, 00186 Rome, Italy
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+39 06 679 5528

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One of the biggest structures! Just under renovation so the outside is covered in scaffold the inside is also been renovated! Some of the structure was lost in an earth quake so... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 September 2016
Tracy E
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

One of the biggest structures! Just under renovation so the outside is covered in scaffold the inside is also been renovated! Some of the structure was lost in an earth quake so it's hold together with metal ties. I'm sure as the restoration continues it will bring it back to life!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

This lovely church dates back to 900AD, but is has adapted with time, with a lot of baroque features standing out. It is an interesting mix of style, but the all blend well together.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

Santa Francesca Romana is located on Via Sacra in the Roman Forum to the west of the Colosseum. The original church was built in mid-900 AD, with the belfry added in the 1200's, and finally the bright white travertine façade on the front was added in the 1600's. The inside is decorated like many Rome churches but nothing amazing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

This lovely historic basilica near the Colloseum is a bit hard to find on maps, and most mobile apps tend to get you lost...at least google maps and Waze did that for us. But the basilica itself is historic event, with a lovely icon of the Madonna and Child, a beautiful mosaic apse and, under the main altar, the crypt... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2015

As newly weds we came here to get a blessing. My husband is a nonbeliever but he tolerates my little nuances. It is believed that this church in honour of St Francesca bestows a blessing on newly married couples and in this day and age we need all we can get. The church is beautiful with gorgeous art and stained... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2015

A lot smaller than some of the grand Basilicas that you will see in Rome but worth stopping by after walking through the colosseum. Very beautiful and well looked after, we sat there for 20 minutes just taking in the beauty of the place.

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Piazza Venezia / Ancient City
If all roads lead to Rome, then they all end here. Piazza Venezia and the Ancient City are the very epicenter of the Eternal City. Within a 360-degree turn, Roman history unrolls in front of you, from its ancient beginnings to its 21st century transformations. Whether it’s those historical playgrounds known as the Roman and Imperial Forums, or the side-street shops, trattorie, and churches, this neighbourhood packs a cultural punch and then some. Screaming scooters, battling buses, crazy cars, and lots of foot traffic converge in the area all day long. By dusk, a different vibe emerges as the neighbourhood quiets down. Don't be surprised if you find yourself passing through the Piazza Venezia at least once a day, since it’s the most direct way to get from one side of town to another.
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