"Sta. Maria Maggiore" Basilica Santa Maria Maggiore Tip by davidlop

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

  Sta. Maria Maggiore
by davidlop

This great building was built in the place a "signal" was received by the people in that times (snow falled in a summer just in that place). That occasion is conmemorated every year by throwing white rose petals -I don't remember the day-. Worth a visit. If you feel tired of art and churches, you can walk down Via Carlo Alberto to the Piazza Vittorio, where you find a dirty-cheap street market for clothes and such things... I recommend the church, in this case, anyway.

Address: Pza. dell Esquilino
Directions: Walking by Via Cavour, 4 blocks from Termini station. Between metro stations Termini and Vittorio E.
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 Jan 5, 2004
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