Probably the first official Christian place of worship built in Rome, this Basilica became the focus of devotion to the Virgin Mary.
According to the legend, the church was founded by Pope Callixtus I in the 3rd century, and later completed by Pope Julius I, over the spot where a fountain of oil miraculously sprang from the ground.
Its current Romanesque form is the result of a 12th century revamp. The façade of the church was restored by Carlo Fontana in 1702, who replaced the ancient porch.
Santa Maria in Trastevere is famous for its mosaics, in particular those by Pietro Cavallini.
Despite some 18th century baroque additions, the church has retained its medieval character.
The piazza in front of the Basilica is the traditional heart of Trastevere. Today it is surrounded by lively bars and restaurants. By night it attracts a mixed crowd of young people looking for a good time. The octagonal fountain in the center of the square is of Roman origin and was restored by Carlo Fontana in 1692.
– Piazza di Santa Maria in Trastevere
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Roma, Lazio 00153