Our Lady in Trastevere
PIAZZA E CHIESA DI SANTA MARIA IN TRASTEVERE
Tips by Wiki crew : enter the church, one of the oldest of Rome, it is amazing 😉
Web site : turismoroma.it/cosa-fare/piazza-di-santa-maria-in-trastevere?lang=en
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Access : free
THE SQUARE : It is piazza with a dual personality: tranquil by day with its sparkling fifteenth century fountain, said to be the work of Bramante, seventeenth century Palazzo San Callisto and glittering gold mosaics of the Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere, while in the evening it is transformed into a lively meeting place for night-lifers, with the restaurants and bars’ tables overrunning the paving and all and sundry soaking up the atmosphere on the steps of the fountain.
This piazza, unquestionably constituting the core of the district, frequently serves as the venue for markets of all kinds as well as musical and cultural events. THE CHURCH : The Basilica of Our Lady in Trastevere (Italian: Basilica di Santa Maria in Trastevere) is a titular minor basilica, one of the oldest Churches of Rome, perhaps the first in which Mass was openly celebrated. The basic floor plan and wall structure of the church date back to the 340s, The first sanctuary was built in 221 and 227 by Pope Callixtus I and later completed by Pope Julius I.
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