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 Sant’Ivo alla Sapienza

Open today: Closed
Book In Advance
All photos (173)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“concave”(3 reviews)
“cupola”(4 reviews)
Hours Today: Closed
See all hours
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Corso del Rinascimento 40, Rome, Italy
Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
+39 06 6937 8125
Ways to Experience Chiesa di Sant’Ivo alla Sapienza
Reviews (116)
Filter reviews
24 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews baroque architecture concave cupola rinascimento spiral corso church
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 24 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful and quiet, not too touristy. You can't spot it from the street, you pass a heavy door and find this hidden gem.

Thank fatimaclr
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

Just attended last night an amazing musical night in this beautiful place . Loved the architecture and with the lights at night is even more beautiful. Usually summer time they have musical events almost every night. Just check the schedule and don't miss to go...More

Thank Lara H
Reviewed 1 July 2018

This is another church that we have wanted to see for many years. It has odd opening hours - usually just Sunday morning. It is located on the Corso del Rinascimento; not far from Piazza Navona. We have gazed into the courtyard many times. The...More

2  Thank lpMaggi713
Reviewed 26 April 2018

Between Pantheon and Piazza Navona, close to San Luigi dei Francesi, this church is worth the visit. All the baroque effect of spatial contraction and dilatation is undisturbed by white walls, and the spiral lantern above the cupola is unmistakable in the Roma landscape.

1  Thank PipingAngel
Reviewed 13 April 2018

This baroque church is designed by Francesco Borromini, rival of Bernini. Unfortunately we could not enter inside as it was closed. Worth seeing it.

Thank Jivko V
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Built in 1642-1660, designed by the architect Francesco Borromini. The courtyard is open during the week but the church is only open from 9-12 on Sundays. I arrived at 9.30 & there were quite a few people already.The interior is beautiful, it's certainly one of...More

2  Thank honeycurry
Reviewed 1 June 2017

This church is a little hard to find, even though it's near the Piazza Navonna. It's off the street in a courtyard. It's a beautiful example of innovative baroque architecture, with a very distinctive spiral cone that some think looks like a soft-swirl ice cream...More

1  Thank Donald C
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Outside the church looks very interesting. Unfortunately we could not get in, because only work until noon.

Thank Ogi0
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

My friend who is a builder loves this Borromini church. He says it's the best piece of architecture other than the Pantheon in Rome. Unfortunately for us it was closed for repair in March 2017. There was structural damage from an earthquake. You can only...More

1  Thank madmaple
Reviewed 7 November 2016

I just want to alert visitors that we tried to see Sant'Ivo on Wednesday 2 November this week but it was closed due to earthquake damage (according to an elderly gentleman in the courtyard). The facade of the church itself was covered in scaffolding. I'm...More

Thank Marcy C
View more reviews
Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
With three of Rome’s most beloved piazzas within a
five-minute walk of each other, the
Navona/Pantheon/Campo area may be the prettiest and
most picturesque area of the city. Join the beautiful
throngs hanging out in cafes, boutiques, art
galleries, and wine bars, or peek at a neighbourhood
museum or monument. If you want nonstop movida, the
streets here are busy with chic bicyclists and Vespa
Nearby HotelsSee all 1,276 nearby hotels
Palazzo Navona Hotel
1,036 reviews
.04 km away
Navona Elite
5 reviews
.07 km away
Hotel Navona
1,273 reviews
.07 km away
Lifestyle Suites Rome
331 reviews
.10 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 13,939 nearby restaurants
Mr. 100 Tiramisu
618 reviews
.06 km away
Casa Bleve
857 reviews
.11 km away
Sapore di Mare
432 reviews
.06 km away
Tucci restaurant
849 reviews
.09 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 4,726 nearby attractions
Piazza Navona
34,546 reviews
.11 km away
Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi
5,029 reviews
.11 km away
Fountain of Neptune
130 reviews
.12 km away
Palazzo Madama - Sede del Senato della Repubblica
136 reviews
.09 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
21 February 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from U2212NFlucap | Reviewed this property |
Actually is only 9:00 to 11:00 on Sunday mornings, since from 11:00 to 12:00 there is mass so it’s not visitable (for touristic purpose).
Google Translation