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17. Santa Maria della Vittoria: This little basilica on Via XX Settembre, near Piazza della Repubblica, belongs to the Discalced Carmelites who guard with great zeal the magnificent work of art by Bernini, “The Ecstasy of Saint Teresa”, their patron. It is a piece from the mid-seventeenth century and is considered the apex of Bernini’s artistic genius.

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