St.Mary Major Basilica



St. Mary Major is the greatest of many churches dedicated to Our Lady; it is the only Roman basilica which, in spite of several additional decorations, has retained its original shape. It was built, as the legend goes, in 352 B.C. after an appearance of the Blessed Virgin. The basilica, also called "Liberiana", dates from the time of Pope Sixtus III(432-440).


St. Mary Major basilica (Santa Maria Maggiore square)

Metro A or B (Termini stop), bus 4, 9, 14, 16, 27, 70, 71, 613, 714, 715




To reach other basilicas



To St.Peter: Metro A from Termini (Ottaviano stop), bus 64

To St. Paul: Metro B from Termini (S.Paolo stop)

To St.John: Metro A from Termini (S.Giovanni stop), bus 4