Basilica of Our Lady in Trastevere

Monuments and LandmarksRome Churches
Known for its mosaic facade, mosaic interiors and a tranquil setting, the building comes alive in the evenings with the lighting. Also a nice place to slow down, maybe sit at the fountain outside.

Know Before You Go

A highlight are the mosaics inside and outside the church, they are well preserved and offer a feeling of peace, tranquility and beauty to all who see them.
Tours are available with a guide if you would like more of an insight into the history.
Check if there is a mass on, if so you may not be able to walk around freely but it could be a wonderful experience.
Older children may enjoy the artwork.
Dress Code : Modest dress recommended. Cover your shoulders and knees, and you must wear shoes.

Santa Maria in Trastevere dates back to the 4th century AD and houses some of the most incredible 12th century mosaics that you will ever see. The mosaics are also on the facade and when illuminated in the evenings the church and tower showcases all of the vibrant and intricate designs in all their splendour. The six mosaic panels between the apse windows were designed by Pietro Cavallini, left of the altar stands the baroque Altemps Chapel, with a detailed fresco depicting the Council of Nicea.


A beautiful church containing a wide variety of mosaic work and frescoes which are well worth seeing. The domed ceiling is absolutely stunning and so well preserved. A grand church with lots to see and a pretty fountain outside which you can sit around and admire the detail of the exterior at your leisure.

Key Highlights

A beautiful church containing a wide variety of mosaic work and frescoes which are well worth seeing. The domed ceiling is absolutely stunning and so well preserved. A grand church with lots to see and a pretty fountain outside which you can sit around and admire the detail of the exterior at your leisure.

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