Built on the site of a miraculous August snowfall, this major basilica dates from the early 5th century. The huge church is lined with Byzantine mosaics and contains many important relics.
- 4 Aug 358
Miraculous Snowfall in Rome
Construction begins on Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome
Completion of Santa Maria Maggiore
Fontana creates Sistine Chapel in Santa Maria Maggiore
Ponzio creates the Borghese Chapel in Santa Maria Maggiore
- Matilda Webb. The Churches and Catacombs of Early Christian Rome: A Comprehensive Guide. Brighton: Sussex Academic Press, , pp. 59-64.
- Barber, Annabel and Alta Macadam. Blue Guide Rome, 10th ed.. Blue Guides Limited of London, 2009, pp. 293-99.