Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore Guided Tour - ITALY MUSEUM
Official Italian Tour Operator

Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore Guided Tour

Take advantage of this official visit to discover the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore!

from/per person 20.00 €
  • E-voucher accepted
  • Reserved entrance
  • Fast track entry
  • Confirmation by email
  • Duration: about 1 hour
  • Group tour
  • Visit one of the oldest basilicas in the western world
  • Admire the wonderful artistic details of this Papal Basilica
  • Take advantage of this official guided tour to discover all the secrets of the Basilica and the Liberian Historical Museum

The Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore is also known as the Basilica Liberiana and owes its name to Pope Liberius, who had it built in the 4th century AD after a dream in which the Virgin Mary appeared to him. During the dream, according to Catholic tradition, the Virgin suggested the construction of a basilica on the site where a miracle would be performed. On August 5th of that year, an untimely snowfall blanketed the Esquiline Hill, so Pope Liberius decided to have the basilica erected there.
During the visit, your specialised guide will show you the Basilica with its Loggia delle Benedizioni, the Hall of the Popes, the Liberian Museum and the Staircase of Gian Lorenzo Bernini.

The price includes

  • Skip-the-line ticket for the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore
  • Guide service


Meeting point
The meeting point will be at the entrance of the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, in Piazza Santa Maria Maggiore. Remember to arrive at least 15 minutes before the booked time.


This tour cannot be changed, cancelled or refunded under any circumstances.
In case of delay you will miss the tour and no refund will be possible.
The request is subject to confirmation by the operator.
Remember to show ID at the entrance if you book a reduced-price ticket.
Only decorously dressed persons are allowed to enter the sacred places (sleeveless shirts, shorts, miniskirts, hats prohibited). will not be responsible for any delays due to unforeseen events or inefficiencies on the part of the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore.

This tour is not recommended for people with mobility difficulties.
For visitors in wheelchairs there is a specific itinerary that is not compatible with the guided tours.