Search hotels near Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore

Room 1:

2 Adults change configuration

Hotels near Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore

Places nearby Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore

Cities

  • Rome 0.5 mi 18,921 hotels

Districts

Suburbs

Towns

Villages

Airports

Places of Interest

Tourist Regions

Business

Religious Sites

Sights

Sport

Things to do

About Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore

The Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore is one of the four major Papal Basilicas in Rome, Italy. Located between the Colosseum and Rome Termini Station, this Basilica houses an array of remarkable frescoes and holy chapels and is recognised for its beautiful interior and exterior architecture.

Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore is one of four major basilicas in the city, alongside St. John in the Lateran, St. Peter’s, and St. Paul outside the Walls. The church still retains much of its ancient structure that was built between 432 and 440. This was one of the first churches to be built in honour of the Virgin Mary. The interior showcases many depictions of the Virgin Mary with Christ and scenes from the Old Testament. These are displayed in a variety of magnificent mosaics which can be found on the nave and triumphal arch. The bell tower or campanile, constructed in the 16th century, stands at 240 feet high and is the tallest in Rome. The Basilica is also abundant with beautiful frescoes that were painted by Baglione, and can be viewed in the Borghese Chapel. There are many notable areas to visit within the Basilica, and the Crypt of the Nativity, the nave mosaics, and the Triumphal Arches are just a few. Should visitors wish to see the Pope in residence at the Basilica, he usually presides over the Feast of the Assumption of Mary held here each year. There are many other Roman attractions to explore nearby. The world famous Colosseum, Piazza Venezia, and Palazzo del Quirinale are less than 20 minutes’ walk away.

It’s really easy to reach Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, as it is located just a few blocks away from Rome’s busiest station,Termini. There are metro stops nearby and bus services operating throughout the area. For visitors wishing to walk to the Basilica, it should take no longer than 30 minutes from the river or from many of the city’s main attractions.

The Basilica is also known as “Our Lady of the Snows”, a name which became popular in the 14th century after a Roman patrician and his wife pledged to donate their belongings to the Virgin Mary. Legend has it that she appeared to them on a snowy evening and showed him where to build a basilica in her honour. Today, visitors come to pay homage to the Virgin Mary and to admire the artistry, beauty, and rich heritage this church has to offer.

Compare all the top travel sites

...and many more!

Popular Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore Hotels

Hotel Quirinale

Hotel Quirinale
Address
Castro Pretorio, Rome
Guest Rating
Very Good, 8.1
Price
View Deals
Photos
Description

Conveniently positioned, Hotel Quirinale offers easy access to Rome's best hot spots. This modern hotel is a convenient base for exploring the local vineyards as it is situated in the Latium Wine Region.

Welcome Piram Hotel

Welcome Piram Hotel
Address
Castro Pretorio, Rome
Guest Rating
Good, 7.7
Price
View Deals
Photos
Description

Located in Rome, Welcome Piram Hotel is within a 25-minute drive of Rome Ciampino Airport and offers a Turkish steam bath, a Finnish sauna and a rooftop terrace. This charming hotel is an ideal base for exploring the local vineyards as it is situated in the Latium Wine Region.

Hotel Artemide Rome

Hotel Artemide Rome
Address
Castro Pretorio, Rome
Guest Rating
Exceptional, 9.7
Price
View Deals
Photos
Description

Centrally located, Hotel Artemide Rome offers easy access to Rome's main shopping and sightseeing areas. This elegant hotel is an ideal base for exploring the local vineyards as it is set in the Latium Wine Region.

UNAHOTELS Deco Roma

UNAHOTELS Deco Roma
Address
Castro Pretorio, Rome
Guest Rating
Fabulous, 8.9
Price
View Deals
Photos
Description

Set in the heart of Rome, UNAHOTELS Deco Roma is a short walk from Termini Metro Station, and just a few steps from nearby bars and eateries. It provides 4-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.

Starhotels Metropole

Starhotels Metropole
Address
Castro Pretorio, Rome
Guest Rating
Very Good, 8.4
Price
View Deals
Photos
Description

Only two minutes from the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, Starhotels Metropole is located in the heart of Rome. This modern hotel is an ideal choice for discovering local vineyards as it is situated in the Latium Wine Region.

Exe International Palace

Exe International Palace
Address
Monti, Rome
Guest Rating
Good, 7.5
Price
View Deals
Photos
Description

Conveniently situated, Exe International Palace offers easy access to Rome's popular hot spots. This traditional hotel is an ideal choice for exploring the local vineyards as it is set in the Latium Wine Region.

Augusta Lucilla Palace

Augusta Lucilla Palace
Address
Castro Pretorio, Rome
Guest Rating
Very Good, 8.1
Price
View Deals
Photos
Description

Strategically located in the middle of the city, this 4-star hotel makes for an ideal base in Rome. Surrounded by local bars and restaurants, it is a short walk from Termini Metro Station.

Hotel Impero Rome

Hotel Impero Rome
Address
Castro Pretorio, Rome
Guest Rating
Good, 7.3
Price
View Deals
Photos
Description

Set in the heart of Rome, Hotel Impero Rome provides impressive views of the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, and is a 10-minute walk from Via Nazionale and Palazzo Barberini. This traditional hotel is an ideal choice for exploring the local vineyards as it is located in the Latium Wine Region.

Hotel Nord Nuova Roma

Hotel Nord Nuova Roma
Address
Castro Pretorio, Rome
Guest Rating
Very Good, 8.1
Price
View Deals
Photos
Description

Showcasing views of Rome, Hotel Nord Nuova Roma is within a five-minute walk of Termini Metro Station. Only a short walk from the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, it provides modern rooms equipped with free wireless internet access, a mini bar and a private bathroom.

Hotel Contilia

Hotel Contilia
Address
Esquilino, Rome
Guest Rating
Good, 7.1
Price
View Deals
Photos
Description

Conveniently located in the heart of the city, this 3-star hotel makes for an excellent base in Rome. Surrounded by local bars and restaurants, it is a short stroll from Termini Metro Station.

We find more hotels

Compare all the top travel sites in one simple search and find just what you're after. Too easy.

Best price guarantee

No booking fee, no mark-up. That's our promise to you.

Travellers love us

Over 400 million travellers trusted us to find the best deal on their hotels last year.

© 2020