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Rome Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour
"Rome serves up more sights than many capital cities put together. Thanks to its illustrious past Italy’s capital bursts with art and architectural masterpieces from well-preserved Roman relics to Baroque piazzas. One of the best ways to explore is on a hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus that saves the hassle of making your own way around the sights. With your ticket simply step aboard and let the sights effortlessly unfold hopping on and off as you wish at any of the eight stops. Marvel at the Colosseum the scene of bloody Roman-era gladiator battles and check out the Piazza Venezia
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Rome Segway Tour
"Meet your friendly guide and start with an orientation session to get familiar with your two-wheeled electric self-balancing Segway. Once you feel comfortable you’ll follow your guide into the downtown streets of Rome.Glide toward the area known as Capitoline Hill and as you approach it you’ll be met with the jaw-dropping sights of Ancient Rome. Once the home of richly elaborate temples shops markets and government buildings
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Private Tour: Basilicas of Rome
"After your guide picks you up from your accommodation around 8:00am you will start your tour of the basilicas of Rome. Your first stop will be at St. Paul’s Outside the Walls Basilica one of the most imposing basilicas of Rome where you will experience its beauty of grandeur. After about 30 minutes of exploring you will head with your guide to the next location. The first and largest basilica dedicated to the Virgin Mary is the St. Mary the Major. Here you can explore the history and hear of the legend. Legend has it that it was built by a Roman patrici the most devoted basilica and one of the most intriguing. Small treasures linked to the Passion of Jesus are kept here from the thorns of his crown to the vertical piece of the cross. After you will have a break for lunch.One of the final stops is at the Church of Quo Vadis which is a little Jen on the Appian Way. According to tradition
From EUR80.00

Basilica Santa Maria Maggiore Tips (73)

Santa Maria Maggiore - Outside.

Surprising with this "Basilica Maggiore" (papal basilica) is its peculiar layout on the Esquiline hill. If, as most visitors, one arrives by the via Cavour, the back of the church, the apse is first...
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breughel
Jan 11, 2015

SANTA MARIA MAGGIORE - INSIDE.

The inside is much better than the outside! This was our third visit and we can confirm what I wrote a few years ago: The inside is much better than the outside ! Once my eyes got accustomed to the...
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breughel
Jan 20, 2014

THE BORGHESE CHAPEL.

This chapel, on the left side of the nave of Santa Maria Maggiore, is the most beautiful chapel I have seen in Rome. It was a private chapel, still separated from the nave by a high iron forged gate,...
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breughel
Dec 09, 2012

THE SISTINE CHAPEL.

There is a second Sistine chapel in Rome. But if the one of the Vatican owes its name to Pope Sixtus IV della Rovere (pontiff from 1471 to 1484) this one on the right side of the nave in Santa Maria...
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breughel
Apr 29, 2012

Santa Maria Maggiore

Our hotel was located only a couple of blocks from this impressive church, so it was the first place we headed to after checking in and dropping off our bags. Santa Maria Maggiore is one of only four...
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toonsarah
Oct 13, 2014

Mary of the Snows

This is the largest of the 26 churches in Rome dedicated to the Virgin Mary - thus the Maggiore (Major). It's also one of four papal basilicas in Rome and the only one to retain its original...
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goodfish
May 15, 2013

Blissful church........

SM Maggiore is, simply, stunning. It should be the first Roman church you enter...........far less grandiose and 'in your face' than St Peter's, its mosaics and marbles dazzle, its complexities...
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leics
Mar 08, 2016

Piazza Santa Maria Maggiore

Some of the photos here were taken from our hotel window - a view of Piazza Santa Maria Maggiore I never tired of. Early morning was my favourite time, the piazza slowly coming to life as early...
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TheWanderingCamel
Feb 14, 2009

Santa Maria Maggiore

Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore dates back from the time of Pope Sixtus III (432-440). (Although the first church founded here was in c. 350 by Pope Liberius - but was more a 'church' rather than the...
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Marpessa
Aug 22, 2006

Santa Maria Maggiore

There are sights which definatelly deserving to have more options for the pics, I'd say like ten. Yes, the answer could be, make more tips it's allowed and I agree but what to write about if am not...
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croisbeauty
Sep 14, 2011

356 - It snows in Roma

A legend I want to tell you...In 356 Maria came to pope Libertus in a dream.She told him to build a church at the placewhere he would find snow in Rome.Of course the pope obeyed this dream andon the...
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belgianchocolate
Jul 17, 2004

Santa Maria Maggiore

The Santa Maria Maggiore is a major basilica located at Esquilin hill. Legend has it that the Holy Mary appeared to pope Liberio in 356. She told him to built a church at the place it would snow. In...
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tompt
Jan 27, 2004
 
 
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Things to Do Near Basilica Santa Maria Maggiore

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Chiesa Santa Prassede

The Basilica of Santa Pudenziana is tucked away on a small side street on Esquiline Hill. Its entrance is even located below the street level, down two flights of stairs. This apparently modest church...
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Chiesa San Martino ai Monti

The basilica San Martino ai Monti is one of the oldest church in Rome, it was founded in the 4th century by Pope San Silvestro. At the beginning it was an oratory devoted to all the martyrs. In 500...
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Termini Railway Station

I do a lot of research about where my travels take me well ahead of schedule. Many people say Termini Station is difficult. If you watch YouTube videos, you get to know the station and will be...
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Piazza Vittorio

When we walked from the Santa Maria Maggiore to the Scala Santum and San Giovanni in Laterno churches we passed this square. It is also a small city park. Although being a bit of a messy square there...
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Basilica San Pietro in Vincoli

Michelangelo always considered himself to be a sculptor first – not a painter, not an architect. And, although he managed to do all three of these extremely well, the guy really just wanted to create...
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Piazza della Repubblica

Piazza della Repubblica dates back to the 19th century, and it was created after Rome became the capital of unified Italy in 1871. It was built on the site where one of Ancient Rome's most important...
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