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Abbazia delle Tre Fontane

#186 of 1,497 things to do in Rome
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Address: Via di Acque Salvie 1, 00142 Rome, Italy
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+39 06 540 1655
06:30 - 12:30
15:00 - 20:45
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Humbling experience!

As a Christian I could not miss this place. To visit the place where the Apostle Paul was beheaded for his Christian beliefs was a humbling experience. It's not on the tourist map... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2017
Patricia R
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
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Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

As a Christian I could not miss this place. To visit the place where the Apostle Paul was beheaded for his Christian beliefs was a humbling experience. It's not on the tourist map and we went out of our way to visit the Tre Fontane. It makes one realise how privileged we are in the Western civilisation to have the... More 

Thank Patricia R
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

I can state the obvious at to what this is and how important, but I prefer to simply state that the multiple churches and the Trappist beer vastly exceeded my expectations. It is off the usual tourist path, so some practical information follows. Get to Laurentia metro then walk westward from the station about 100m to the main road. Catch... More 

1 Thank Abonskohkyia
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2016

A previous reviewer has said that they were disappointed, this area is really not your Roman tourist destination, its for a religous themed trip, you will really enjoy this place if you are religous as the churches are very much authentic and unspoilt, the tourist hotspots ie the Vatican are badly spoilt by too many tourists and ticket touts and... More 

2 Thank geordietraveler_8
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2016

One of the few Cistercian monasteries in Rome. It is mainly visited by reli-tourists, but art and architecture lovers will be rewarded too. Great piece of architecture, the main church.

1 Thank Johan S
Los Angeles, California
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2015

Nice place surrounded by nature and small walking path. Has frescoes inside and it is an interesting place to visit if you have time. For those who like churches and history.

Thank Tammy U
Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2015

Tre Fontane – a nice garden with a chapel of The Virgin of Revelation... Bruno Cornacchiola' it's not far from the church of St. Paul Outside The Walls- bus no 671 pass by the address via Laurentina, 400, tradition from 1947 says that the virgin had some apparitions in that place, it becomes a place for pilgrimage Today the Franciscan... More 

1 Thank Ram.dr. D
Fridley, Minnesota, United States
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2014

We went with our tour group and I will recommend a visit to anyone traveling to Rome. The Abbey is a short drive outside the Roman wall. You can feel the reverence and serenity as you experience the final journey of St. Paul.

2 Thank Dianna R
Moscow, Russia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 January 2014 via mobile

I was there a year ago, it's still alive in memory and calling to come back. Looking forward to going there again very soon.

1 Thank EireenA
New Orleans, Louisiana
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2013

All I can say is wow!!!It is worth the drive out there,I did it on the metro!Seven times to Rome,and finally found a place where few tourist go,you have to really look for this place and you will not be dsappointed!!!!!You takethe metro subway on Line B to Laurentina,then it is a 10 minute wak from there.They have the best... More 

3 Thank karenfilos
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2011

I have been to this abbey three times in the last four years. I have found this the most moving place to visit of all the sites in Rome. It is never very busy because it is quite far from the centre of Rome. It is due south and I think about six miles out. But if you have a... More 

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