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Via di Santo Stefano Rotondo 7, 00184 Rome, Italy
+39 06 4211 9130
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The only round church we saw in Rome. It was hard to get there from the San Giovanni in Laterano, as there is no proper pedestrian walkway. Nevertheless, the rotunda is gorgeous, the murals are very impressive. The church is vary old - the first...More

Thank Milen D
Reviewed 12 July 2018

We didn't know where we were heading and only heard great reviews. Once we entered, it was a gorgeous dome church that was a beautiful sight to see. Then we looked at the art on the walls. This was unexpected. Please note that I personally...More

Thank IslandWayfarer
Reviewed 17 June 2018

This round church honouring St. Stephen is very interesting. Apart from the more modern central altar and lighting, the outer walls are a circle of 34 frescoes showing differing tortures and deaths of these saints. No charge for visiting this church, and visiting during May...More

Thank Mike C
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

Santo Stefano Rotondo is my favourite church. It is highly unusual. For starters, as the name suggests, it is round. It is also really ancient, even by the standards of Rome. I like the frescos of the early martyrs that were meant to edify the...More

2  Thank Yawnn
Reviewed 30 October 2017

I love dark stuff and the frescoes in the church (somewhat hard to find) are graphic depictions of the martyrdom of saints. The gore of their deaths is not whitewashed; you see it in all its horror which is actually refreshing after so many cautious,...More

2  Thank flaneur40
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Very ancient and unusual circular church, known for its rather gory depictions of saints being martyred ... Saint Stephen is being stoned to death, St. Peter is being crucified upside down, people being beaten, decapitated, boiled alive, thrown to the lions ... each scene has...More

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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

It’s a little tricky to find - not too far from the San Clement church. The place is interesting but it’s currently renovating a significant portion of its frescoes. There are a number of others that are pretty faded and I suspect will subsequently be...More

Thank Jeff K
Reviewed 2 October 2017

This church is worth the effort to find - up the hill behind the colosseum - about 15 mins walk. The church is old built in late fifth century and unusual as one of the few round churches in Rome. The walls of the church...More

Thank Steven W
Reviewed 11 September 2017

This is the most difficult of churches to find. You can clearly see it from the road but unless the gates are open you will walk by the entrance without noticing. I know as we did it three or four times before we found the...More

Thank Evets54
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

The frescoes are in relatively good condition and the building is beautiful both inside and out. If you like old churches that are off the beaten path, you will love Santo Stefano Rotondo. My one criticism is that there were no explanations in English of...More

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Response from GeraldineM53 | Reviewed this property |
Hi - as far as I remember the main Rotondo is flat and wheelchair accessible - I dont recollect any staircase anyway, may be couple of steps at the front porch. Make sure you know the route before starting out - it took us... More