Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome

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Built in the 9th Century, this ancient basilica crowns the top of the Esquiline Hill. Tons of gold decorate the interior together with impressive mosaics (particularly when the floodlights are turned on), and there is a museum on the premises. If you are in Rome on Corpus Christi (Corpus Domini), which is the Thursday after the 8th Sunday after Easter, an early-evening service is held in San Giovanni by the Pope followed by a procession along Via Merulana to Santa Maria. Good opportunity for a c
Address: Via Liberiana 27
Phone: +39 06483195
Url: http://www.vatican.va/various/sm_maggiore/index_en.html

Source wikitravel.org/en/Rome/Esquilino-San Giovanni