St. Paul's Within the Walls Church (Chiesa di San Paolo Entro le Mura) Tours
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St. Paul's Within the Walls Church (Chiesa di San Paolo Entro le Mura) was the first Protestant church built in Rome, considered the capital of the Catholic world. Today, this 19th-century Episcopal church—a national monument and home to beautiful mosaics—is both a religious and cultural center, holding services, musical performances, and art exhibitions.
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’s La Traviata and Gioachino Rossini’s Barber 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Address: Via Napoli 58, Rome, Italy
Admission Tickets (4)
Recent Reviews from Experiences in Rome
Night of Beautiful Music!
, Oct 2019
Excellent performance, live musical quintet accompaniment, and the performers were spectacular in their voices and theatricality! Most especially, it was the best opportunity to hear authentic Italian opera in Rome, for the price!
, Aug 2019
The church was absolutely beautiful, the selections were mesmerizing and the singers commanded the audience. The only downside was it was extremely hot, with almost no air movement. They did have little fans, however it seemed we were in the row without one. We only stayed half way through the performance as I was sweating through my dress and my partner felt light headed. Regardless would love to come back in the cooler months!
intimate setting with top singers
, May 2019
Not to be missed. This presents an opportunity to enjoy the talents of opera singers in a stunning church with a small but immensely talented musicians. Our group of 4 had just arrived into Rome and this was a relaxing opportunity to hear sections of famous and familiar sections of opera. well done!
4 Tours and Activities to Experience St. Paul's Within the Walls Church (Chiesa di San Paolo Entro le Mura)
While in Rome, experience an unforgettable night at the opera, with a performance by the acclaimed I Virtuosi dell'Opera di Roma. Enjoy a classic 1.5-hour program of Italian opera, including arias and duets performed by internationally renowned singers, and a spectacular setting in the Church of St Paul within the Walls.
Treat yourself to a night of opera in Rome with a ticket to ‘The Three Tenors’ with Napul’è Opera Arias and Ballet. Taking place at the atmospheric St. Pauls Within the Walls church, the performance includes operatic arias by three esteemed tenors and a ballet. Listen to overtures from Giuseppe Verdi’s Rigoletto and La Traviata among other traditional Neapolitan songs. The show also includes a tasting of pasta before the performance begins.
Enjoy an evening at the opera in Rome and hear masterpieces of Vivaldi and Bach. The "Opera in Rome" concerto is performed by the Baroque Orchestra and accomplished soloists inside Rome's St. Paul’s Within the Walls Church. It features Vivaldi's Four Seasons, a captivating musical interpretation of nature and his most famous work. A small pasta buffet before the show is also included.
Where better to experience ‘La Traviata’ than in Italy, the birthplace of the opera? Enjoy a thrilling 2.5-hour performance of Giuseppe Verdi’s classic opera, performed by the renowned I Virtuosi dell'Opera di Roma in Rome in the spectacular setting of the Church of St Paul within the Walls.
This flexible ticket allows you access to your choice of opera from a calendar of events. Choose from some of the greatest Italian operas, including La Traviata, Rigoletto, il Barbiere di Siviglia, and more. All performances are staged in beautiful locations like churches or Roman ruins, so you can admire the surroundings while enjoying the music. A must for lovers of Italian culture.
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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Should I book St. Paul's Within the Walls Church (Chiesa di San Paolo Entro le Mura) tickets in advance?
We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since St. Paul's Within the Walls Church (Chiesa di San Paolo Entro le Mura) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 4 St. Paul's Within the Walls Church (Chiesa di San Paolo Entro le Mura) tickets and tours on Viator.
How much does it cost to visit St. Paul's Within the Walls Church (Chiesa di San Paolo Entro le Mura) 2020?
Currently, an entrance ticket to St. Paul's Within the Walls Church (Chiesa di San Paolo Entro le Mura) costs USD 29.89. Guided St. Paul's Within the Walls Church (Chiesa di San Paolo Entro le Mura) tours start around USD 29.89 per person. See all 4 St. Paul's Within the Walls Church (Chiesa di San Paolo Entro le Mura) tickets and tours on Viator.
What's the best way to experience St. Paul's Within the Walls Church (Chiesa di San Paolo Entro le Mura)?
The best ways to experience St. Paul's Within the Walls Church (Chiesa di San Paolo Entro le Mura) are:
- I Virtuosi dell'opera di Roma: Enchanting Opera Arias
- The Three Tenors in Rome Neapolitan mandolins Orchestra and ballet
- Vivaldi's Four Seasons meets Bach's Masterpieces
- I Virtuosi dell'opera di Roma: La Traviata at St. Paul Within the Walls
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