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Chiesa Nuova

#172 of 1,498 things to do in Rome
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A Must in Rome!

In the heart of historic Rome, the church of Santa Maria in Vallicella is really known as the Chiesa Nuova. It showcases the life and work of St. Philip Neri. It is located on... read more

Reviewed 12 February 2017
Baltimore, Maryland
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Malmö, Skåne Län, Sweden
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Churches are tranquill, they are cool and there are a lot of art there, and this one is no exeption, Liked it since it was not chock full of tourists

Thank Karin M
Baltimore, Maryland
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Reviewed 12 February 2017

In the heart of historic Rome, the church of Santa Maria in Vallicella is really known as the Chiesa Nuova. It showcases the life and work of St. Philip Neri. It is located on the busy Corso Vittorio Emanuele II. The church is midway between St. Peter’s Basilica and Piazza Venezia and very close to the Piazza Navona and Castel... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Stunning church, as are so many in Rome. Wonderful paintings and ceiling is jam packed with art also. Lovely side altars. Quite dark but lot with donations. We'll worth a visit!

Thank Mark K
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

I loved the art (including by Rubens), the spaciousness, the ceilings, the tombs and side chapels - this made it one of my favourite churches in Rome.

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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Reviewed 20 August 2016

Very nice baroque church near Corso, on a nice place with the same name, piazza Nuova, inside, there are paintings from Rubens : Madonna and Angel over the altar, the Holy San Filippo has his grave in his church.

1 Thank Manuela L
Essex, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

I tell you that all the churches are good in Rome. Well worth a look. Loved it here and it was a welcome cool place after the hot sun.

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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 12 July 2016

We stumbled across this church while walking the streets of Rome! Spectactular inside, maybe one of the prettiest.. There's some artwork by Reubens and Carrivaggio - we recommend you visit! We didn't take the audioguide, but would be a good idea if you wanted to know a little more on the history of the church!

2 Thank JenandNeil365
Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 13 May 2016

This is another lovely Baroque church, filled with interesting little side chapels. The dome is particularly nice. The altar piece and two flanking paintings are by Ruebens. The little chapel on the left is devoted to St. Philip Neri, whose remains lie there. The church was relatively quiet and peaceful when I visited in May. Worth a stop if you... More 

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Rijeka, Croatia
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Reviewed 29 April 2016

The church stands at the spot of the old church from the 12th century dedicated to Santa Maria in Vallicella (“Our Lady in a Little Valley”). It was rebuilt in 1575 when Pope Gregory XIII recognized a congregation of secular priests (the Oratorians) founded by St. Philip Neri (that’s the reason for the name Chiesa Nuova). It is a very... More 

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Reviewed 17 March 2016

We (my girlfriend and I) walked in expecting the typical church experience, but instead were met with a kind lady who handed us a free audio guide. The audio tour lasted about 10 minutes and supplied great history on the church and its paintings. We ended up donating (and I recommend it) to this awe-inspiring church, but were not pressured... More 

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