We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Santa Maria in Via

#275 of 1,498 things to do in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Via del Mortaro 24, 00187 Rome, Italy
Phone Number:
+39 06 697 6741
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 67 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 7
  • 2
    Very good
  • 5
  • 0
  • 0
Miraculous Water

A frequented church for the locals: I've seen some of the polizia drinking the water from the well before their shift starts, and locals too before going to work. For a donation... read more

Reviewed 28 December 2016
London, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

67 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 14: English reviews
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 December 2016

A frequented church for the locals: I've seen some of the polizia drinking the water from the well before their shift starts, and locals too before going to work. For a donation of your choice, you can take home some of the water in a bottle with the image of Our Lady of the Well on the front - nice... More 

Thank blondielocks2016
Kosice, Slovakia
Level Contributor
25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

There are more than 900 churches in Rome but this one that we had accidentally visited was a nice surprise. We sat there for a moment, took some nice pictures and decided to leave. Suddenly an older man who was the keeper took my friend by the shoulder and took her away. I did not know what is going on... More 

1 Thank martinagajd
Bucharest, Romania
Level Contributor
1,316 reviews
1,127 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 502 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

There are,probabily,hundreds of churches in Rome.This is just another one,not uglier nor more beautiful than many others.We found it by luck ,it's placed close to Trevi fountain.

Thank zuv
Thrapston, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
119 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Another small church absolutely crammed with art and history, don't miss the miracle water, i'm not sure it works but i can't hurt to believe that it does, for a small donation you can take a small bottle away with you.

Thank Betsian
Commack, New York
Level Contributor
11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016

I am a retired NYPD Detective and very skeptical person. For over 20 yrs I have suffered with a broken bone in my left foot. The past two years I developed a bone spur in my right foot causing extreme pain rendering me unable to even try on new shoes. On a visit to Rome with my family in May... More 

1 Thank larrymilanesi
Level Contributor
251 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2015 via mobile

I feel totally spoilt - here is yet another beautiful church in this wonderful city, which is well worth a visit. Check out the accompanying photos to get a flavour...

Thank JackPudding
Adelaide, Australia
Level Contributor
342 reviews
261 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2015

A short distance from the Trevi Fountain is the Basilica Maria In Via. Whilst relatively uninspiring from the outside compared to most churches in Rome, this place of worship is delightful inside but has loads of added history. The history of the current building pre-dates its constructions through the connection of a well and a miracule. Inside the Basilica on... More 

Thank elekesla
Linglestown, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
54 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2015

A wonderful quiet visit to a beautiful church. The ceilings are outstanding. The peacefulness is remarkable.

Thank Mabes55
Level Contributor
37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2014

Lovely church in center, it's miraculous water is the best of it as we as the icon of our lady of the well

Thank Bilo315
Rome, Italy
Level Contributor
619 reviews
410 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 476 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2013

This is a quiet little church that often is filled with locals dropping by during their lunch time. Close to Galleria Alberto Sordi and Piazza Colonna, it's worth a visit if you are in the area. The typical Baroque exterior gives way to a somewhat dark interior. On the right side, the first chapel holds a miraculous well as well... More 

3 Thank SpanishStepsApt

Been to Santa Maria in Via? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Santa Maria in Via staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Staying in Colonna

Neighbourhood Profile
Frantic fashionistas, pedicured politicos, goal-oriented tourists, and on-the-go locals cross paths every day in Colonna, a delightful chaos in the very centre of the city. Even though it has some of the city’s loveliest sites—a 2nd century column, Belle Epoque shopping centre, and a magnificent Baroque parliament building—Colonna is not just another pretty face, but the cosmopolitan eye of Rome’s cultural storm. Colonna can safely say it has the best of Rome: museums, boutiques, window displays, restaurants, cafes, and people watching.
Explore this neighbourhood