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Santa Maria Maggiore

Practically everyone has heard of the Sistine Chapel, but not everyone would recognise the name of the building in which it resides, the Santa Maria Maggiore, Rome's largest and most treasured church dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Worshippers from all over the globe have made pilgrimages to this blessed Marian shrine for well over fifteen centuries, however, one does not have to be Catholic to appreciate the beauty and atmosphere of this glorious basilica. Every surface of the Santa Maria Maggoire features the precious artwork of dozens of famous Roman sculptors, painters, architects and visionaries.

  • Admire the gorgeous iconic ceiling frescoes, bronze angel statues and ornate alters and bas relief of Rome's famous Sistine Chapel and its equally beautiful sister, the Borghese Chapel.
  • View the breathtaking 18th century façade executed by Rome's master architect Ferdinand Fuga and decorated with amazing mosaics by artist Filippo Rusuti.
  • Browse enlightening exhibits of iconic paintings from master Roman artists like Sodoma and Becafumi, vestments and chalices from former Popes, and scores of other artefacts at the Santa Maria Maggiore Museum.

Ciampino Airport is only fourteen kilometres from Santa Maria Maggiore. There are direct bus services, taxis, and a number of private shuttle services that provide airport transportation. You may also rent a car at the airport or within the Rome. Rome has a large, reliable public transportation network of buses and subway trains. There are also private double-decker Hop On/Hop Off, or “Ho-Ho,” buses that travel throughout town. The Vittorio Emanuelle metro station and several different trams run near Santa Maria Maggiore. You may also enjoy walking or riding a bike or motor scooter in this beautiful, ancient city.

Hotels in Santa Maria Maggiore

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1 Mecenate Palace Hotel Rome

4 stars
4.4 / 5 5 reviews

Via Carlo Alberto 3 Map

Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas

Assuring high standards of comfort and friendly atmosphere, this property is an ideal place for business as well as leisure travellers. GeneralGuests travelling on business purpose can make use of... More

Great holidays, great location
Perfect location, walking distance to many sightseeing places. It's worth to pay the extra and be upgraded to a room with an amazing view of the Cathedral. Staff were very helpful. Will definitely...
29 Nov 2014

2 Venetia Palace Hotel Rome

4 stars
3.9 / 5

Via Marghera, 47/A Map

American Breakfast & Jacuzzi on the Roof Terrace

Plan your stay at Venetia Palace Hotel Rome, assuring its guests with all the modern conveniences and comforts with an excellent staff ready to assist and make each day a mesmerizing one. ... More

3 Diocleziano Hotel Rome

4 stars
4.7 / 5 9 reviews

Via Gaeta, 71 Map

Free Minibar, WIFI, Access to Gym & Sauna

The Diocleziano Hotel offers comfortable guest rooms and exquisite attention to details, to make you enjoy every moment of your stay in Rome. GeneralRound the clock reception service is also... More

Most enjoyable stay
We spent three days in Rome before joining an organized tour there. We found out what it would cost to stay in the tour hotel and it was staggeringly expensive. We therefore booked at the...
4 Jul 2015

4 Una Hotel Rome

4 stars
4.5 / 5 6 reviews

Via Giovanni Amendola, 57 Map

Book In Advance & Save 10%

UNA Hotel Rome presents warm hospitality and modern lodging for travellers on business or leisure stay. The hotel provides convenient transit options to the city attractions. This property is... More

Great trip for a couple
A stone's throw away from Roma Termini, great breakfast selection. Room is a bit small but very comfortable and cosy.
18 May 2015

5 Antico Palazzo Rospigliosi Hotel Rome

4 stars
4.0 / 5 1 reviews

Via Liberiana 21 Map

Free WIFI available in all areas

Boasting a central location, Hotel Antico Palazzo Rospigliosi Rome welcomes travellers to plan their vacation stay at this hotel and enjoy the modern comforts offered to them. To learn more about... More

6 Impero Hotel Rome

3 stars
4.3 / 5 3 reviews

Via del Viminale, 19 Map

Free WiFi is available in all areas

Overlooking in the Roman Opera Theatre, this wonderful Impero Hotel combines exclusive comfort, convenience and friendly service to ensure you an unforgettable stay. GeneralThe conference facility... More

7 Artemide Hotel Rome

4 stars
4.5 / 5 6 reviews

Via Nazionale, 22 Map

Free Minibar, WIFI & Access to Gym

A restoring haven, Artemide Hotel is a place where the charm of the past blends with minimal style, giving life to a location with a unique ambiance and comforts. GeneralArtemide Hotel is... More

Great place for Rome visit
The Artimide was a beautiful, modern hotel with friendly staff and a great location. The room, while typically small, was well furnished, very clean. We loved how quiet it was which was much...
11 Jun 2015

8 Turner Hotel Rome

4 stars
3.7 / 5 3 reviews

Via Nomentana, 29 Map

Free WiFi is available in all areas

To experience the charm and sophisticated atmosphere of historical noble Roman home, the Turner Hotel is the perfect accommodation choice for an unforgettable stay. GeneralFor those wishing to... More

Our day out with the Pope
Lovely hotel shame about the on suite bathroom. The shower was to small and boxed in with the toilet e.t.c Otherwise I would of given the hotel 10 out of 10 for the price.The breakfast very good...
17 Jan 2015

9 Augusta Lucilla Palace Hotel Rome

4 stars
4.6 / 5 30 reviews

Via Massimo D'Azeglio, 24 Map

FREE High Speed WiFi

Featuring well-equipped spaces ideally situated within convenient distance from local attractions and corporate hubs, Augusta Lucilla Palace Hotel Rome creates a fitting base for discerning... More

excellent location
Room was small but comfortable. Staff very friendly and helpful. Nice breakfast. Very central location.
4 Feb 2015

10 Borromeo Hotel Rome

3 stars
3.5 / 5 2 reviews

Via Cavour 117 Map

Free WIFI available in all areas

Set right in the heart of Rome, Borromeo Hotel Rome provides a comfortable and elegant stay and a great place to experience the best of Roman life with its culture, art and shopping. Guests can... More

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