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Basilica di Sant'Andrea della Valle

Basilica di Sant'Andrea della Valle

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Tucked away in a piazza just off one of Rome’s busiest thoroughfares in theCentro Storico, the Baroque Basilica di Sant'Andrea della Valle was designed by Giacomo della Porta and eventually completed by a succession of other Baroque masters—including Carlo Maderno and Borromini—in 1663. It is famous for providing the setting for the opening of Puccini’s operaTosca.

The frescoed dome was the handiwork of Carlo Maderno and at 528.5 ft (16.1 m) it is the second largest in Rome after St Peter’s. Underneath this mighty cupola, the church is liberally scattered with the extravagant marble chapels and tombs of wealthy 16th-century Italian aristocrats, including the Strozzis, the Barberinis and several popes. Great names like Michelangelo and Bernini had a hand in designing these sarcophagi, and together with the gilt ornamentation and nave frescoes from the greatest artists of the day adorning the walls, plus the marble patterning of the floors, they come together in creating a highly decorative church interior awash with color.

Sant’Andrea delle Valle is within an easy stroll of the lovely ancient squares of Campo de’ Fiori—a lively morning market is held here—and Piazza Navona, famous for its Baroque fountains by Bernini.

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Open daily 7:30am–12:30pm, 4:30pm–7:30pm
Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, Centro Storico, Rome, 00186

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Discover two of Rome’s oldest and best-preserved historic neighborhoods on a 3-hour morning walking tour of the Trastevere and Jewish Ghetto districts. Hear tales of local history from a guide as you pass by highlights like the Byzantine Church of Santa Maria in Trastevere, Tiber Island, Portico d'Ottavia temple and Bernini’s Turtle Fountain. Finish at a traditional open-air market, where you’ll enjoy a slice of true Roman life with take-away pizza.
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Withlocals Your Way: Rome 100% Personalised Food Tour

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See Rome through the eyes of a local with this food-themed private walking tour. Taste traditional Roman fare including pizza bianca and gelato. Explore multiple neighborhoods on foot, from the markets of Campo de Fiori to the charming bars of Trastevere. Customize the itinerary according to your interests and get advice on where to eat and drink for the rest of your stay.
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The two souls of secular and Christian Rome, where the second belongs to the city for more than a millennium ... So having more than 1000 Churches in Rome why not visit the most beautiful and important ones? Also particular, like that of the Japanese SS Martyrs, with the figures of the Saints with an Asian face, unique in Europe !!!! A genuine tour, in the cool of the most beautiful churches in Rome !!! Unique of its kind and certainly not to be missed !!
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You will enjoy a walking tour designed to showcase the beauty of Rome while guiding you through the actual sites where the famous Tosca takes place. You will feel the spirit of Puccini's masterpiece and experience the city in an authentic way as you go through the main acts of the opera. You will combine a spectacular walk through famous squares, streets, and monuments with the drama of love, death, and jealousy of Tosca, a young girl of the Roman aristocracy and Cavaradossi, a famous painter of the time. You will visit most of downtown Rome in the most original and impressive way, and take back with you the sensations of a memorable experience, and the most beautiful pictures Rome has to offer.
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Enjoy a morning tour among two of the most iconic districts of Rome: Trastevere, whose name means on the other side of the river “Tevere”, and the old Jewish ghetto. The tour starts from “Piazza Trilussa” in Trastevere and continues with the visit of St. Mary Basilica, one of the few remaining Byzantine churches in the city. Passing through the narrow alleys of the area, you will arrive to the Tiberine island, “Isola Tiberina”, with its two important and well known hospitals and basilicas. Crossing the river you will see a huge complex called “Portico d’Ottavia”, located in the old Jewish ghetto.
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  • 3 hours
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 Ghetto andThe Heart of Ancient Rome Private Walking Tour

Ghetto andThe Heart of Ancient Rome Private Walking Tour

Enjoy a morning tour among two of the most iconic districts of Rome: Trastevere, whose name means on the other side of the river “Tevere”, and the old Jewish ghetto. The tour starts from “Piazza Trilussa” in Trastevere and continues with the visit of St. Mary Basilica, one of the few remaining Byzantine churches in the city. Passing through the narrow alleys of the area, you will arrive to the Tiberine island, “Isola Tiberina”, with its two important and well known hospitals and basilicas. Crossing the river you will see a huge complex called “Portico d’Ottavia”, located in the old Jewish ghetto.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Basilica di Sant'Andrea della Valle hours of operation: Open daily 7:30am–12:30pm, 4:30pm–7:30pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.