Tour of the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore
History & heritage tours

Tour of the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore

Availability: Every day
Duration: 2 hours
Language: English , Italian
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Discover the 5th-century mosaics of Santa Maria Maggiore, an amazing piece of the Eternal city's past
  • Admire its fascinating Sistine Chapel, named for Pope Sixtus V
  • Walk around the church with your guide and learn all there is to know about this unique site
What to expect

Join this guided tour and discover the 5th-century mosaics of Santa Maria Maggiore, an amazing piece of the Eternal city's past said to contain a piece of the crib that once held the baby Jesus. In the course of the experience, you'll also have the chance to admire its Sistine Chapel, named for Pope Sixtus V.

Although enlarged and redecorated, the basilica retains much of its 5th-century original structure. Admire its mosaics of the fifth century, an ancient icon of the Virgin Mary, the tombs of St. Jerome and of the artist Gian Lorenzo Bernini and, last but not least, its fascinating Sistine Chapel, dedicated to Pope Sixtus V.

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What's included
  • Pick-up and transfers
  • Guided tour
What's not included
  • Drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Reduced price
  • Children (0-9): reduced
Meeting point:

Pick up is included within the Aurelian walls. Please contact your local operator to confirm your pick up place and time.

What to remember
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Please confirm the pick-up place and time directly with the local operator. You can find their contact information in the voucher after booking
  • Please remember: pick up is included for all accommodations within the Aurelian walls
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  • Every day at 2.00pm
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Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 2 days before the activity begins.

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