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St. Paul's Within the Walls Church (Chiesa di San Paolo Entro le Mura)
St. Paul's Within the Walls Church (Chiesa di San Paolo Entro le Mura)

St. Paul's Within the Walls Church (Chiesa di San Paolo Entro le Mura)

Free admission
Via Napoli 58, Rome

The Basics

Using glass from Murano, pre-Raphaelite artist Edward Burne-Jones designed St. Paul’s Within the Walls’ four mosaics that earned the building its recognition as a national monument from the Italian government. That said, St. Paul’s Within the Walls (Chiesa di San Paolo Entro Le Mura) is primarily known as venue for musical performances. Here you can see productions of famous Italian operas such as Giuseppe Verdi’sLa Traviata and Gioachino Rossini’sBarber of Seville, or performances of famous opera arias by singers from the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma or today’s Three Tenors. There are also frequent classical music concerts featuring works by composers including Beethoven, Schubert, and Vivaldi.

Booking tickets to one of the many concerts and performances held at St. Paul’s Within the Walls is the perfect way to both visit the lovely church interior and appreciate its excellent acoustics. The Three Tenors and the Virtuosi dell'Opera di Roma are two of the most popular performances, but there are also symphonic concerts and special musical events on Easter and New Year’s Eve.

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Recent reviews from experiences in Rome

star-4
A good experience
Mark_P, Apr 2022
I Virtuosi dell'opera di Roma: La Traviata at St. Paul Within the Walls
Seating was a little difficult to see. But a good show. Performance was great. A real theater would have been better.
star-5
Wonderful experience
Marie_J, Mar 2022
I Virtuosi dell'opera di Roma: La Traviata at St. Paul Within the Walls
Excellent location. Very close to Roma Termini. It was also a wonderful experience! Highly recommended and worth the price!
star-5
Excellent First Opera!
Claire_S, Feb 2022
I Virtuosi dell'opera di Roma: La Traviata at St. Paul Within the Walls
We’ve never seen opera before but love theatre. They were all incredible, and the music was incredible, and it was a beautiful venue, and we were so invested with what was going on. 10/10 would recommend.
star-5
An incredible experience!
Sally_F, Nov 2021
I Virtuosi dell'opera di Roma: La Traviata at St. Paul Within the Walls
Such a beautiful place to see such a moving piece of work. The performances were outstanding and were enhanced by sitting in such an incredible building. We booked front row seats and were essentially sitting on a bench on the 'stage'.
star-5
Wonderul!
Tatiana_D, Oct 2021
I Virtuosi dell'opera di Roma: La Traviata at St. Paul Within the Walls
What a wonderful experience! We all very much enjoyed it! Even our 7 year old daughter sat throuh the whole thing and loved it! She said it was one of her favorite experiences in Rome. If you're planning on going do not waste your money on cheaper seats! you will not be able to see anything! It is a church, so you sit on church benches and if you're all the way in the back it's wasted money. Get there early so you can get as close to the front as possible, since it's an open seating policy even if you get tickets to the A section.
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • St. Paul’s Within the Walls is one of Italy’s most important Protestant churches and holds Episcopal services in English each Sunday.

  • If attending a musical performance, the dress code is smart casual.

  • The church is accessible to wheelchair users.

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How to Get There

The church is located on the corner of Via Nazionale and Via Napoli, about a 10-minute walk from Rome’s Termini train station or near the Piazza Repubblica stop on metro line A.

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When to Get There

St. Paul’s Within the Walls is a beautiful backdrop for evening performances, though you can also visit Monday to Friday from 9am to 4:30pm to simply tour the interior.

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Art Exhibitions

In addition to concerts and operas, St. Paul’s Within the Walls often holds contemporary art exhibitions, which you can visit during their regular opening hours.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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