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Basilica di Santa Maria in Aracoeli

Scala Dell'Arce Capitolina 12, 00186 Rome, Italy
+39 06 6976 3839
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Scala Dell'Arce Capitolina 12, 00186 Rome, Italy
Piazza Venezia / Ancient City
+39 06 6976 3839
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A beautiful church not far from the Capitoline Museums. Penitent pilgrims would go up the stairs on their knees as a form of prayer. Ouch!

Thank John B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the first thing we visited in Rome. We went for a walking and we saw the massive white marble monument but on its right side we saw this steep stairs and we decided to climb and see the view. The kids handled it...More

Thank Marina M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thought we were at the Spanish steps so climbed to the top. Found out we were in the wrong place but so glad we stumbled across this amazing church. We saw this on our first day in Rome and was just so blown away by...More

Thank J9421NBannab
Reviewed 20 June 2017

The exterior façade of the Basilica of Santa Maria Ara Coeli is unimpressive and the steep climb up (about 120 steps) may be too strenuous for some, especially if the weather is hot and sunny. But the highly-decorated interior of the church is very beautiful...More

Thank Anonymous621
Reviewed 16 June 2017

We climbed the stairs. It was nice to see the Basilica. Particularly nice was the shrine to St Helena's relics. It was quite a climb up the stairs.

Thank Steven L
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Adjacent to Capitoline Hill, it's a walk up the steps if you're not used to it, but it's worth it. In some ways it's posh with it's chandeliers lining the entire interior, and yet classic with its statues and marble designs. There're less steps if...More

Thank Nicki S
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

The stairs tempted us up even though the church looks pretty ordinary from the outside. Inside is spectacular and well worth the visit. The steps are manageable, and the views from the top are really amazing.

Thank Matvl
Reviewed 22 May 2017

You'll easily recognize this church, not due to anything striking on the outside of the building which is very plain, but by the two hundred something steps leading up to the main door right by capital hill. Ignore the plain exterior, it is worth the...More

Thank James I
Reviewed 20 May 2017

The church, though looking deceptively small and plain from the outside is a large and lavishly decorated space from the inside. Who would have thought you could get so many chandeliers in a church? It looks as though each era has added something to the...More

Thank littleroo2017
Reviewed 19 May 2017

It was worth the climb. For the sights from above but also to see this church inside. Go on do it!!! It is only 222 steps

Thank Renate V
Piazza Venezia / Ancient City
If all roads lead to Rome, then they all end here.
Piazza Venezia and the Ancient City are the very
epicenter of the Eternal City. Within a 360-degree
turn, Roman history unrolls in front of you, from its
ancient beginnings to its 21st century
transformations. Whether it’s those historical
playgrounds known as the Roman and Imperial Forums, or
the side-street shops, trattorie, and churches, this
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11 December 2016|
Response from HosamYahiaAJ | Reviewed this property |
You can go there before 4 pm, I think there are no mass at all
10 October 2016|
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Response from Elliemayray | Reviewed this property |
No fee - all churches are free in Rome
7 October 2015|
Response from Hannah B | Reviewed this property |
I got a three day ticket with one of the Rome day and night tour buses that drop you off nearby it :) and many other attractions in Rome