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.

Chiesa di San Silvestro in Capite

Book In Advance
All photos (106)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good27%
  • Average18%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Piazza di San Silvestro, 17A, 00100 Rome, Italy
+39 06 697 7121
Ways to Experience Chiesa di San Silvestro in Capite
from USD 73.70
More Info
from USD 116.87
More Info
Reviews (65)
Filter reviews
25 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsst john the baptisthidden gem in romebeautiful churchpriestmasscatholicreliquaryreadingsreplicabaptismprayerromanpaintingspiazzaceiling
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 25 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was referred to Fr John Fitzpatrick at San Silvestro in Capite and inquired whether we could get married there. We are a couple from Britain who decided Rome would be a wonderful place to marry, if it was possible. Once Fr John said yes,...More

Thank Helen H
Reviewed 6 July 2018

This was a very lovely church. One of the highlights of our trip to Rome was attending Sunday mass here. They have English speaking mass at 10 am on Sunday mornings. It was an Irish priest. It was a very nice mass. The priest came...More

1  Thank MOTravelerken
Reviewed 31 May 2018

The chiesa itself is beautiful. It's quiet, not near all of the huge crowds. The little courtyard is so quaint and lovely. Just inside the front door and off to the left, however, is a relic of St John the Baptist. What is reported to...More

Thank Angie D
Reviewed 30 May 2018

We attended a wedding at San Silvestro in Capite and what a beautiful location it was for such an event. This church could easily be missed whilst traversing Rome's labyrinthine streets but the peaceful courtyard and exquisitely decorated interior is something else. Part of St...More

Thank purple0princess
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

We are staying in apartments near this beautiful church. It has wonderful art as well as the relic of St John the Baptist. We attended Sunday 10:00 Mass which was in English and were made feel very welcome. The Irish Priests have beautiful voices, making...More

Thank Pam L
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

This is a hidden gem in Rome.. It's beautiful inside, and so peaceful. There is a lovely courtyard which was relaxing and calm - just a few minutes from the bustle of Spanish Steps & Trevi Fountain it is a welcoming quiet. We first found...More

Thank Hollstarry
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

We happened to come across this church after deciding to take a detour. It has a nice facade and a lot of decoration inside and an interesting courtyard. The Church alsplo has an impressive 12th century tower. Well worth a quick visit.

Thank 542mabo
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

I stumbled into the church of San Silvestro in Capite almost by chance during my last visit to Rome. I know the city fairly well, but I had never been there before. There are three churches overlooking Piazza San Silvestro and this is the one...More

1  Thank Brinkley80
Reviewed 20 February 2017

The Church of San Silvestro 'in Capite', is dedicated to Pope Saint Sylvester I. "in capite" means 'First', 'in Chief', or 'Head', so he was the First Pope Saint Sylvester. This church was built in the 8th century as a shrine for the relics of...More

Thank Violette54
Reviewed 10 February 2017

San Silvestro in Capite is dedicated to Pope Saint Sylvester I. It is located on the Piazza San Silvestro (a bustling square), at the corner of Via del Gambero and the Via della Mercede, and stands adjacent to the central post office (which used to...More

Thank Maggi713
View more reviews
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
Nearby HotelsSee all 1,272 hotels in Rome
Hotel San Silvestro
236 reviews
.03 km away
Residenza Montecitorio
331 reviews
.05 km away
Hotel Parlamento
785 reviews
.06 km away
Parlamento Boutique Hotel
22 reviews
.07 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 13,749 restaurants in Rome
Life Ristorante
3,583 reviews
.08 km away
Coso Wine and Restaurant
1,514 reviews
.14 km away
1,406 reviews
.15 km away
VyTA Enoteca Regionale del Lazio
250 reviews
.13 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 4,617 attractions in Rome
San Lorenzo in Lucina
102 reviews
.20 km away
Piazza Colonna
150 reviews
.20 km away
Galleria Alberto Sordi
523 reviews
.18 km away
Santa Maria in Via
89 reviews
.15 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Maggie S
28 June 2016|
Response from Gabriel H | Reviewed this property |
On Sundays there is a 10:00 am and 5:30 pm English mass. There is an Italian mass at 12:00 noon.
27 January 2016|
Response from marieclclare |
just saw your post and was wondering did your daughter get married in San Silvestro? I'm planning my wedding for oct 2018