Piazza Santa Maria in Trastevere
Hours: 7:00am to noon, 4:00 to 6:00pm
It’s the first of many churches in Rome dedicated to the Virgin and is one of the city’s most important churches.
The façade is decorated with 12th and 13th century mosaics, as are the magnificent mosaics, of the same period in the apse.
The mosaics scenes of the life of Virgin Mary designed by Cavallini are extraordinarily beautifull and tender.
Domenichino designed the wooden ceiling and painted the assumption in the centre.