"Basilica of Saint Anthony of Padua (Sant'Antonio da Padova)" submitted by RomeTour Editorial Team and last updated on Tuesday 12th July 2011
This church or Basilica of Saint Anthony of Padua (Sant'Antonio da Padova) was built on the part of the territory of Villa Giustiniani Massimo by architect Luca Carimini in 1884-1887.
The façade rises on a stairway with a double ramp. The Neo-Renaissance eclecticism of the architect sided the fifteenth-century shapes with the typical ones of Sangallo of the porch with five arches. Charcteristical is also the bell-tower with an octagonal cell, with a cusp in polychrome and golden majolicas. It is one of the most significant constructions of the second half of the 19th century in Rome by its dimensions and character. The church is incorporated in the huge friary complex created by an Order of Friars Minor by means of alms collected from all over the world. At present this building is a seat of Pontificio Ateneo antoniano, a big library and a hall Antonianum.
Although the Basilica is visited as a place of pilgrimage by people from all over the world, it is not the titular cathedral of the city, a title belonging to the Duomo. The basilica is known locally as "il Santo".
Basilica of Saint Anthony of Padua (Sant'Antonio da Padova)
Via Merulana, 124
00177, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Zone: Rione Esquilino (Termini - Via Nazionale) (Roma centro)
Basilica of Saint Anthony of Padua (Sant'Antonio da Padova) is Shown By "Map L Zone" As "9"
Hours: Open 06:30-12:00 16:00-19:00. The Basilica of Saint Anthony's information office meets the many varied requests for information made by pilgrims and visitors to the Basilica. It is situated at the entrance to the Magnolia Courtyard, at the corner on the western side.
Bus: 16 - 714 - 204 fest. Bus routes A, M, T, urban routes n. 3, 8, 12, 18, minibus Diretto piazze (weekdays and pre-holidays); 43 only on Sundays (for bus timetables go to the APS internet site): Get off at Prato della Valle. There you will find a free Shuttle Bus which goes to the Basilica (except on Sunday); or you can get to the Basilica on foot in ten minutes.
On foot: 'corso del Popolo', 'corso Garibaldi', 'piazza Eremitani', 'via Zabarella', 'via del Santo';
By tram: to get off at "Santo" bus stop.
More details for getting to Basilica of Saint Anthony of Padua: http://www.basilicadelsanto.org/ing/raggiungere/come.asp
Tel. +39 049 8225652
Fax +39 049 8789735