Do as the Romans do and step into Basilica di Santa Maria del Popolo. You'll immerse yourself in a unique piece of Roman parish history and soak up some one-of-a-kind artistic masterpieces from Caravaggio, Bernini, Raphael and more! And with this handy and informative audio guide, you'll get to really appreciate this hidden gem.
Basilica di Santa Maria del Popolo punches well above its weight in terms of the variety and quality of its adornments. It may be a minor basilica, but it has some major masterpieces.
From the grandeur of Raphael’s Chigi Chapel to Caravaggio’s jaw-dropping canvases in the Cerasi Chapel, there's plenty here to make it a must-see for the visitor in the know.
And along the way, you'll get to enjoy the sumptuous Baroque decorations (including the first octagonal dome to ever grace the Roman skyline).
You'll also learn many other fascinating tidbits and trivia about this church, the art, and the popes and architects who brought it to life, thanks to the included audio guide.
Don't just visit Piazza del Popolo, get into it - by exploring this fascinating church!
Built in 1099 by Pope Paschal II, the basilica is an intricate tour through the imaginations of master artists and architects.
Bus: lines 61, 89, 120F, 150F, 160, 490, 495, and 590 to P.le Flaminio (Ma).
Tickets for Basilica di Santa Maria del Popolo: Entrance + Audio Guide