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Basilica di Santa Maria in Trastevere

On this page you find practical information, photos and videos about Basilica di Santa Maria in Trastevere.

Basilica di Santa Maria in Trastevere features in these preplanned City Guides:

5-day Rome City Guide

Why visit / Interesting facts:

  • One of the oldest churches in Rome
  • Spectacular inside and out

Time required: 30 minutes

Opening hours:

Time period Opening hours
Daily: 7:30am - 8pm

Public transport:

  • Bus nr: H, 23,271,280

Address: Piazza Santa Maria in Trastevere, Rome

Photos: (see more photos)

Photo: Hopp

Things you need to know:

  • Basilica di Santa Maria is Rome's oldest church dedicated to Virgin Mary
  • The basic floor plan and wall structure date back to the 340s AD
  • Legend has it, a miraculous oil font spouted here on the day Christ was born
  • The amazing 'Life of the Virgin' mosaics (by Pietro Cavallini) illustrate this miracle. The mosaics cover the lower half of the apse
  • The square in front of the church is a great place for people watching, as it seems to act as a common living room for the neighborhood

What to do there:

  • Discover the impressive church both from the inside and outside
  • Do not miss the Life of the Virgin' mosaics

 

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