Santa Cecilia in Trastevere

About Santa Cecilia in Trastevere

Pope Urban I founded the Basilica of Santa Cecilia in Trastevere during the 3rd century and dedicated it to a young Roman woman, Cecilia. In 822 AD, Pope Paschal I rebuilt the Basilica and moved Saint Cecilia’s body from the Catacomb of Callixtus to the church.

General Information

Address: Piazza di Santa Cecilia, 22, 00153 Rome


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Ticket Prices


Public Transportation

Tram 8 – Trastevere/Mastai stop

It is approximately 10 minutes walk to the Basilica

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Hours of Operation

9:15 am to 12:45 pm and 4 pm to 6 pm – Daily


Useful Information

Dress conservatively – thin strapped shirts and short shorts are prohibited. As an alternative, carry a scarf to cover your shoulders and legs while visiting the Basilica.

There are many vendors around Rome that sell cheap scarves.

Check out the Crypt and the Balcony – there is a €2.50 charge to use the lift.

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