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Basilica di Santa Maria Sopra Minerva Tours

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Basilica di Santa Maria Sopra Minerva
The Basilica di Santa Maria Sopra Minerva is Rome’s only Gothic church, but it’s a Michelangelo sculpture and a stunning interior—not its architectural design—that attracts travelers from across the globe.

Visitors will find colorful frescos inside the 13th-century church, as well as the tomb of Pope Pual IV and the famed Michelangelo sculpture, Christ Bearing the Cross. Travelers call Santa Maria Sopra Minerva the greatest place you’ve never heard of, thanks to its impressive basilica and a vast collection of artwork that's unmatched in its quiet and reflective setting.

Combine your visit to S. Maria Sopra Minerva with a skip-the-line ticket to the Pantheon on an informative guided tour.

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The church is located at Piazza della Minerva in Rome, just north of Via di Pie di Marmo. It is accessible by bus via Pie Di Marmo station, and is located a three-minute walk from the Pantheon.

Santa Maria Sopra Minerva is open Monday through Friday from 7:30am to 7pm, and on Saturday from 7:30am to 12:30pm and from 3:30pm to 7pm. It is open Sunday from 8am to 12:30pm and 3:30pm to 7pm, with mass beginning at 6pm. Entrance to the church is free.
Address: Piazza della Minerva, 42, Rome, Italy
Hours: Mon–Fri: 7:30am–7pm; Sat: 7:30am–12:30pm & 3:30pm–7pm; Sun: 8am–12:30pm & 3:30pm–7pm
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Christian Rome: Churches off the beaten track - private tour

Christian Rome: Churches off the beaten track - private tour

Your guide will lead you through Rome's historic center, where the many layers of the city's history sit side-by-side and where literally hundreds of churches are to be found. You will visit five of these and discover the architectural and art styles as they have changed over the centuries. San Luigi dei Francesi, San Pietro in Vincoli, Sant'Ignazio, Santa Maria sopra Minerva and Santa Maria degli Angeli are churches not listed in the usual touristic itineraries, even if are considered some of the gems of Rome.
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Scarlet Ladies Tour: powerful mistresses & courtesans of Renaissance Rome

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2-Hours Rome St Maria Sopra Minerva & Pantheon Walking Tour

2-Hours Rome St Maria Sopra Minerva & Pantheon Walking Tour

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Exclusive Masters and Misteries in Rome Private tour

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Best of Rome full day sightseeing tour by golf-cart with a delicious lunch break

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Discover the top sights and hidden gems of the Italian capital on a private 7-hour tour. Travel by golf cart and get the best of both worlds: Discover the city’s charming streets too narrow for normal cars and cover a huge area of the city too far for feet. Pause for photos at the Colosseum, Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona, and more. Your Roman experience also includes lunch a traditional Italian restaurant.
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