Basilica of Saint Mary Major and Basilica of Santa Pudenziana

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  • Priority access
  • Mobile Ticket
  • Photos allowed

What to expect?

  • One ticket to guarantee the visit to important Roman sites
  • Discover the Basilica of Saint Pudenziana with its underground passages
  • Admire one of the four papal basilicas in Rome - the Basilica of Saint Mary Major
  • Skip the line and don't waste your time

Treasures of the Esquiline hill

Pudentiana and her sister Praxeda were the daughters of the Roman senator Pudens, who hosted St. Peter at his home for seven years. The Basilica of Saint Pudenziana, which for centuries was regarded as the oldest place of Christian worship in Rome, was actually built on the site of an ancient second-century villa two centuries later, It was transformed into a three-nave church, later seriously modified in the 16th century. The Romanesque bell tower dates back to the 13th century.

The nearby Basilica of Saint Mary Major is one of the four papal basilicas of Rome. It was built on site of a miracle occured in 352. According to legend, Pope Liberius had a vision of the Virgin Mary. In August 352 which snow fell on the top of the Esquiline. To commemorate this miracle, he built the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore (Basilica of Saint Mary Major), also known as the Santa Maria della Neve (Basilica of Our Lady of the Snows), at the site.

What is included

  • Entrance to the Basilicas of Saint Pudenziana and Saint Mary Major (Loggia delle Benedizioni, Sala dei Papi, Scala di Bernini, Entrance to the Liberian Historical Museum)
  • Booking and management fees

Price reductions

Reduced Ticket:

  • Children aged 6-17 years (valid identity document needed)

Free Ticket:

  • Children up to 5 years old (valid identity document needed)

Meeting point

To remember

  • Safety sanitized protective helmets (construction site model) and disposable hair caps will be provided.
  • Access for children and teenagers (0 -16 years) only if accompanied.
  • It is possible to take pictures.