We are located in one of the most important squares of the capital, not only of the homonymous neighborhood.
The name of the square is due to the Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere which was commissioned during the third century by Pope Callisto I. The church is the oldest dedicated to the Virgin Mary in Rome. It has undergone a major renovation during the twelfth century by Pope Innocent II, where it assumed the current Romanesque style.
Particularly impressive are the two medieval mosaics that decorate the exterior facade. The first was created in the 12th century and is located in the bell tower. The second, which can be seen at the top of the church, on the windows, was created in the thirteenth century and shows the Virgin and Christ on the same throne. Another noteworthy aspect, outside this beautiful basilica, is the four statues designed by Domenico Fontana in the 18th century.
Once inside, do not miss the mosaics that decorate the apse, especially the one on the dome, known as “The Coronation of the Virgin”. The magnificent wooden ceiling of the basilica was made by the Italian artist Domenichino.
In the center of the square there is one of the oldest fountains in Rome. The last restoration was carried out by architect Carlo Fontana in 1702. The square is surrounded by impressive and elegant buildings.