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This statue was one of the first things I wanted to see when planning my visit to Rome. The church is quite small and not amongst the most impressive. But if you are an art lover, the statue alone will be worth the visit for...More
Another reviewer indicated that the statue was undergoing renovations. As of Sept 2018 it was fully on display.
This is a lovely church of a more human scale than you typically find in Rome. The St. Therese carving is the main draw, but it is...More
Missed this three years ago, and was so looking forward to seeing it. Unfortunately they are busy restoring it so, even though you can view it, there is scaffolding around it. Also be aware that the church closes at lunchtime and only opens at about...More
Probably one of the best works of the Italian Baroque sculptor and architect Gian Lorenzo Bernini, the "Ecstasy of Saint Therese" is a dramatic, powerful, magnificent and sensual art work.
Very finely designed and manufactured, this sculpture - situated in the Cornaro Chapel of the...More
This statue is in a church that is a bit out of the way. But absolutely worth the effort to get to see it. Even the teenagers were impressed (especially because we had made them watch the movie "Angels and Demons".
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The best time to go would be before they close for lunch at 12pm because that way, the sun will be up high in the sky. Being that this is a mixed media baroque art piece, the window that lets in the light isn't quite visible... More
The best time to go would be before they close for lunch at 12pm because that way, the sun will be up high in the sky. Being that this is a mixed media baroque art piece, the window that lets in the light isn't quite visible because it is somewhat hidden above the statues. Having studied art history, you want to make sure that you get the best sunlight in order to get caught up in the emotion of the moment. Bernini uses the sunlight to accentuate St. Theresa's expression and experience as the angel, that was sent by God, is piercing her with God's love. If you can't make it before they close, which I couldn't, make sure you go right at 3:30pm when they get back from lunch. If for whatever reason it's a cloudy day, you could pay about 0.50€ to turn on the light inside. Make sure you feed it with 0.50€ because it will eat up a coin of any other denomination. Hope this helps!