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24 Jul 2018
“Hidden historical gem!”
13 Jul 2017
“I'll give you a tour!”
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Via del Corso 306, 00186 Rome, Italy
Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
+39 06 8339 6276
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Reviewed 25 July 2018

Under this church is most likely the place where St. Paul was under house arrest for two years and where he wrote several books of the New Testament. Fortunately the crypt has not been overly commercialized. The visiting hours are limited, so be sure to...More

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Reviewed 14 July 2017

Come in the afternoon on the second Sunday of the month (after 3:00 during most of the year, or after 4:00 May through September) for a 20-minute guided tour in English. Whether or not it was the house-prison of St. Paul, this archaeological site points...More

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Reviewed 13 June 2017

The church is beautiful, but we visited to see St. Paul's Crypt in the basement (2 Euros per person). It was discovered some time ago that the church's location was the same that Paul describes in Colossans 4:18 as his prison. It's very dark, dank,...More

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Reviewed 7 April 2017

Under the church is a dark crypt area (small admission fee) where allegedly St. Paul spent two years under house arrest, waiting for his trial. The frescoes have been removed but there are a few copies. Not much to see. There is limited information in...More

2  Thank SpanishStepsApt
Reviewed 7 December 2015

We came across the church by chance when we had free time which was to me a great discovery especially the cave under the church were St. Paul was kept a prisoner before his execution.

1  Thank MBB1952
Reviewed 14 May 2015

Santa Maria in via Lata is an interesting church found along Via del Corso, very near to San Marcello church, the Oratory of Santissimo Crosifisso and the Palazzo Doria Pamphilj. This is the church that is believed to have been built upon the location where...More

2  Thank BradJill
Reviewed 12 April 2015

This church called out to me and I was thrilled by the experience.my family was busy shopping on the street and I was drawn to this simple house of prayer and as the historical significance dawned on me I was pleasantly overwhelmed.The crypt was fascinating...More

2  Thank FairCritics
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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
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