"The Campanile" Basilica Santa Maria Maggiore Tip by mrclay2000

Basilica Santa Maria Maggiore, Rome: 74 reviews and 182 photos

  Santa Maria Maggiore campanile detail
by mrclay2000

The Romanesque bell-tower of Santa Maria Maggiore (south side of the church) is the highest in Rome at 75m and also dates from the 14th century. Views from this square are decidedly cramped, so getting a general photograph of this entrance and southern facade is difficult without a fishangle lens or the expedient of backing up down Via Merulana (which leads to San Giovanni in Laterano).

Phone: +39 06 698 86800
Website: http://www.vatican.va/various/basiliche/sm_maggiore/index_fr.html

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 25, 2003
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