Santa Maria in Trastevere ~ Basilica di Santa Maria in Trastevere
About Santa Maria in Trastevere
Santa Maria in Trastevere is one of the oldest churches in Rome. Inscription on the episcopal throne indicated it was dedicated to Mary, mother of Jesus. The church’s basic floor plan and wall structure date back to the 300’s AD, however it went through a major reconstruction in the 1100’s, under Pope Innocent II. Mosaics, by Pietro Cavallini, dating back to the late 13th century can be found in the church.
Address: Piazza di Santa Maria in Trastevere, 00153 Rome
Tram 8 – Belli Stop
It is approximately 10 minutes walk to the Basilica
Several buses stop along Corso del Rinascimento
Hours of Operation
7:30 am to 9 pm – Daily
*The Basilica may close at 1 pm and reopen at 4 pm.
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.