"Santa Maria in Trastevere." Trastevere Tip by Maurizioago

Trastevere, Rome: 65 reviews and 134 photos


It is said it was Saint Callistus who founded a church where this church is located; in 22 A. D.

The church was rebuilt in the IV century. It was enlarged in the IX century. Then it was rebuilt in the XII century and modified between 1550 and1700.

Inside you can see various beautiful mosaics. The ones on the apse were made in the XII century. Below them are mosaics scenes depicting the life of the Virgin. These date back to 1291.

The facade of the church is decorated with 12th - 13th century mosaics.

Directions: This church is situated in the Trastevere district.

Review Helpfulness: 3 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 14, 2015
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