Basilica of Our Lady in Trastevere
Piazza di Santa Maria in Trastevere, 00153 Roma RM, Italy
About Basilica of Our Lady in Trastevere
The Basilica of Our Lady in Trastevere is one of the oldest churches still standing in Rome. However, the majority of the building as we see it today was erected later, in the twelfth century AD. The inscription on the episcopal throne states that this is the first church in Rome dedicated to Mary, mother of Jesus. The church has large areas of important mosaics from the late 13th century by Pietro Cavallini.
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