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Santa Maria della Vittoria, Rome

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#19 of 519 in Historic Sites in Rome
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The Cornaro chapel of Santa Maria della Vittoria houses Gian Lorenzo Bernini's masterpiece, "The Ecstasy of Saint Teresa." The sculpture depicts St. Teresa of Avila being pierced through the heart with a golden shaft. The artwork gained renown because of its break with classical style and its exposure of a more passionate form of religious ecstasy. About two blocks from the Piazza della Repubblica and the Teatro dell'Opera, this site pays homage to the Roman Catholic victory at the 17th-century battle of White Mountain. Inside, you can see Turkish standards that were captured in the 1683 siege of Vienna. PutSanta Maria della Vittoria into our Rome travel planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • This little gem was at the top of our street. A truly beautiful church and a must pop in if you are passing by. It really was one of the stunning interiors we’d seen in a small church 
    This little gem was at the top of our street. A truly beautiful church and a must pop in if you are passing by. It really was one of the stunning interiors we’d seen in a small church  more »
  • We wandered into this church while hunting for another…what a lucky discovery. Not only was in beautiful inside but the Bernini sculpture of the Ecstasy of St Theresa was towards the front. It was....  more
    We wandered into this church while hunting for another…what a lucky discovery. Not only was in beautiful inside but the Bernini sculpture of the Ecstasy of St Theresa was towards the front. It was....  more »
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  • This is such an amazing experience in an almost ethereal way. Entering this church with a proper mindset and you're sure to be carried away to a time when genius artists roamed the streets of Rome. What a memory. Be sure to find Berlini's humble resting place to the right of the altar.
  • It's easy to miss this church, with all the places to see in Rome, but The Ecstasy of St. Theresa might be the best statue to see in Rome! I posted did review about 21 years after I was there. I hope to see it again.

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