Tour of the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore
Excursions & day trips

Tour of the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore

Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian
Availability: Every day
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 2 hours
Safety measures applied
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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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a recent antigen or molecular test may be required, please check the local requirements before your visit.
  • What's included
    • Pick-up and transfers
    • Guided tour
    What's not included
    • Drop-off
    • Food and drinks
    Reduced price
    • Children (0-9): reduced
    Where
    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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    When
    • Every day at 2.00pm
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    Provider
    Romaetravel
    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 experience begins.

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