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.

Facts & Stats on Santa Maria Maggiore

Go Historic ID
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
Santa Maria Maggiore
c. 420-40

Visitor & Contact Information

Piazza di Santa Maria Maggiore
Rome, Italy

Resources for Santa Maria Maggiore

  1. Blue Guide Rome, 10th ed.
  2. The Churches and Catacombs of Early Christian Rome: A Comprehensive Guide Includes details on all mosaics.

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About This Listing

Last Updated
February 4, 2015
First Published
October 8, 2013
Submitted by
Holly Hayes
Santa Maria Maggiore - Rome, Italy