"Santa Maria in Aracoeli church & staircase" Basilica Santa Maria in Aracoeli Tip by Willettsworld

Basilica Santa Maria in Aracoeli, Rome: 20 reviews and 41 photos


This church stands on the site of the Temple of Juno on the northern summit of the Capitoline Hill and dates back to at least the 6th century. The church is famous today for it's ornate gilded ceiling and a very fine series of frescoes by Pinturicchio, dating from the 1480's. The staircase that leads up to the church was completed in 1348 to commemorate the end of the plague.

Address: Piazza del Campidoglio
Phone: +39 06 6976 3839
Website: http://www.vicariatusurbis.org

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jul 30, 2005
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