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Basilica di Santa Sabina

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Piazza Pietro d'Illiria 1, 00153 Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This church has some of the oldest Christian art in the world, but when I was there most people weren't even looking at it. Take the time before you go to read about the cypress doors, which are original from around 430, with 18 surviving...More

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Reviewed 9 August 2018

The Basilica di Santa Sabina is located on Aventine Hill between the Piazza dei Cavelieri di Malta and the beautiful small public Parco Savello (Garden of Oranges). This fifth century church is one of Rome's early Christian churches, it is beautiful and peaceful to visit...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

All along the Via Santander Sabina there is lots to see. At the extreme western end there's the "keyhole" view of St Peters basilica. Supposedly the best kept secreturn in Rome. Everybody knows about it. There's always a queue but it moves quickly. A drinks...More

Thank Donal B
Reviewed 13 May 2018

The Church is so peaceful and is beautiful.We all agreed we much preferred it to the Vatican .The gardens and the view of Rome from the viewing area is something to behold.This is all much more gentle and dignified than St Peters it might not...More

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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

We had just spent two hours crammed like sardines into the Vatican museums and immediately went here. This was our fourth time to Rome and we were looking for somewhere new. We all love old churches and this one didn't disappoint. From the mosaic, to...More

Thank josephcotten
Reviewed 12 May 2018

Located on the Aventine Hill and on the way to the unique Aventine Keyhole is this basilica. Set in lovely gardens it was quite peaceful. There is an amazing terrace viewpoint which offers lovely views especially towards the Vatican and the Trastevere district.

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Reviewed 3 May 2018

I went to hear Vespers at Chiesa di Sant'Anselmo all'Aventino, which was a lovely experience. On my way out, however, walking down Aventine Hill, I saw that the door to Santa Sabina still open around 7:45 p.m., so ventured into the basilica and a remarkable...More

Thank benbobbi
Reviewed 7 April 2018

We saw over 45 churches during our stay in Rome and Florence. This was on the list because of its age and stark design. Unfortunately it was Sunday morning and mass was being held, so out of respect I did not take photos. However, outside...More

Thank Joanne S
Reviewed 19 March 2018

This (now) Dominican church on the Aventine is amazing with the first depiction of the Crucifixion of Christ. It is engraved as a small, not central scene on the church's gates. Adjacent is the beautifull Parco Savello with its amazing view of Rome. Inside, not...More

Thank Milen D
Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

This austere, beautiful and very old church on the Aventine Hill is a 10 minute walk up from the Circo Massimo. There are beautiful inlaid marble floors, and a small and charming mosaic effigy of a sleeping monk. The wide nave has 24 fluted corinthian...More

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Contrary to the chaos of the city, the Aventine is
Rome’s oasis. A neighbourhood made up of a patchwork
of ancient churches, hidden gardens, private homes and
embassies, peace and quiet is top priority and the
vibe definitely friends and family. Take a walk around
the Aventine and you’ll find a treasure hunt of
surprises like the clever little keyhole at the
Knights of Malta entrance (the only place you’ll find
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