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Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore (Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore)
Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore (Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore)

Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore (Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore)

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The Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore (Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore)—among the first churches in the world dedicated to the Virgin Mary—sits on the summit of Esquiline Hill. An extraterritorial property of the Vatican, it is one of the city’s four major basilicas and has one of the best preserved Byzantine interiors in Rome.

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Piazza di S. Maria Maggiore, 42, Rome, Province of Rome, 00100
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Rome by Vespa Sidecar with Cappuccino

Rome by Vespa Sidecar with Cappuccino

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Skip the crowded coach tours and discover the highlights of the Eternal City from a Vespa sidecar. Each motorcycle and sidecar fits two people (plus driver), so you can settle back with a friend or loved one as you cruise by attractions from the Colosseum to the Trevi Fountain. Tours include live narration via convenient headphones for crucial context on each site, plus a traditional Roman breakfast of cappuccino and cornetto.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$122.34
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$122.34
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Rome Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

Rome Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

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Take a Rome hop-on hop-off tour by open-top bus, and spend time city sightseeing as you travel past attractions such as the Colosseum and Vatican City. Relax aboard the double-decker Rome tour bus, listen to the audio commentary and hop on and off at any of the stops. Select a sightseeing ticket that’s valid for 24 or 48 hours, or pick an upgrade option to include entry to the Vatican, Sistine Chapel, Roman Forum and more.
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  • 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$29.66
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$29.66
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I Love Rome Hop On Hop Off Panoramic Tour

I Love Rome Hop On Hop Off Panoramic Tour

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Explore Rome's museums, architecture and art with this hop-on, hop-off tour. Purchase a ticket and discover the city's charms at your leisure while riding on a cheerful pink double-decker bus. Don the provided headphones and enjoy recorded audio commentary in 13 languages for the 8 stops.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$17.30
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$17.30
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Between Holy Doors

Between Holy Doors

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What exactly can you expect from this tour? Immerse yourself in the Rome of the Popes, where stories, wonders, legends and reality blur and harmonize with today's Rome. You will be guided by one of our local, certified tour guides. What makes our guides special is their passion for Rome and they want to share it with you. Highlights of the tour: On this tour, you will experience "Santa Maria Maggiore", which contains one of the four Holy Doors. Then we will reveal the hidden basilica "Santa Prasede" and its secrets. Followed by "San Pietro in Vincoli" where you will see the statue of Moses by Michelangelo and the miraculous chains of St. Peter. Then we will visit two of the oldest churches in the city: "Santi Quattro Coronati" with the legend of Pope Sylvester "San Clemente", dedicated to the fourth Pope "Clemens I" The tour culminates in a visit to the arch-basilica of "San Giovanni in Laterano", which contains another of the four Holy Doors.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$37.07
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Discover the famous seven hills of Rome with the calessino bee

Discover the famous seven hills of Rome with the calessino bee

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The ape calessino tour allows you to visit most of the city comfortably seated on a vintage vehicle, in perfect Made in Italy style. The tour is on a private basis. Most of our drivers are also licensed tour guides. It is suitable for everyone, from 6 years of age.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$168.89
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Secret Rome Basilicas and hidden Underground Catacombs Tour

Secret Rome Basilicas and hidden Underground Catacombs Tour

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Take a journey through the history of Catholicism in Rome on this tour to two of Rome's four papal major basilicas and the Catacombs of Rome. See the sacred sites and holy relics of the Archbasilica of St. John Lateran and the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, and then descend underground to explore the subterranean tombs of the Catacombs.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$61.79
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Christian Rome Afternoon Tour

Christian Rome Afternoon Tour

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Explore the highlights of early Christian Rome with this exciting 3-hour afternoon walking tour via foot and coach.  Led by a knowledgeable driver-guide, get an insider's view of the Eternal City and its Christian history. Stops include the Basilica of Sant Maria Maggiore, the Basilica of St. John Lateran. And then go underground by checking out the intriguing catacombs, an early Christian burial spot just outside of the city at the Appian Way.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$72.91
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$72.91
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Passion of Christ Walking Tour in Rome

Passion of Christ Walking Tour in Rome

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View items related to the passion and death of Jesus Christ during this 3-hour tour in Rome. Visit the Basilica of St Mary Major to see fragments of the wood from the manger where Jesus was born and explore San Prassede, which features pieces of the pillar upon which Christ was flogged. At the Basilica of Santa Croce, see fragments of the true cross and a nail of the crucifixion. Along the tour, learn about the history of these sacred religious objects from your guide. All entrance fees are included.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$83.67
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Rome Sightseeing Hop-on Hop-off Bus and Colosseum Tour | Skip-the-line tickets

Rome Sightseeing Hop-on Hop-off Bus and Colosseum Tour | Skip-the-line tickets

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Combine the convenience of a guided tour with the flexibility of independent travel on a 24- or 48-hour hop-on hop-off bus tour of Rome. Along the way, enjoy a skip-the-line tour of the Colosseum and four optional walking tours, taking in sights such as Castel Sant’Angelo, Capitoline Hill, St. Peter Basilica, the Spanish steps, and the Pantheon.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$88.82
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Christian Rome Tour Semi-Private

Christian Rome Tour Semi-Private

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Explore the sacred Christian sites of Rome with a small-group tour, including the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls, the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, and more. Skip the hassle of finding all these sights on your own and hear fun facts and stories about Rome’s early Christian history as you travel from site to site with a guide.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$173.00
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$173.00
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Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore Tour

Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore Tour

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One of Rome’s four major basilicas, Santa Maria Maggiore was among the first churches in the world dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Enjoy an in-depth look at this premier cultural and religious site on this guided tour that takes in its fifth-century mosaics, relic of Christ’s crib, and ancient icon of the Virgin Mary. Learn about its art and architecture while admiring the tombs of greats like St. Jerome and Gian Lorenzo Bernini.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$79.09
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Full Day Vatican Museums and Underground Tour in Rome

Full Day Vatican Museums and Underground Tour in Rome

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Discover Rome’s history on a full-day tour to Vatican City and the catacombs. Begin at the Vatican with a skip-the-line ticket to visit the museums, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica where you can find works of art by Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael and more. Then head underground to explore the ancient Roman catacombs and other Christian landmarks such as the Cathedral of Rome and the Holy Staircase.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$203.89
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$203.89
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Hop-On Hop-Off Rome Sightseeing Tour

Hop-On Hop-Off Rome Sightseeing Tour

Take an Rome hop-on hop-off tour by open-top bus, spend time city sightseeing as you travel past attractions such as the Colosseum and Vatican City. Relax aboard the double-decker Rome tour bus, listen to the audio commentary and hop on and off at any of the stops.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$43.25
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$43.25
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Open Bus Tour in Rome with Interactive Game Kit for Children

Open Bus Tour in Rome with Interactive Game Kit for Children

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A city tour from a different perspective, that of the roof of an Open Bus. For the little ones an interactive game consisting of a map on which to attach funny stickers once the questions and games related to the route have been resolved. Audio guide on board, assistance from highly qualified personnel.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$25.95
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$25.95
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Private Tour: Christian Rome

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Private Tour: Christian Rome

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Step into the early days of Christian history on a private, 6-hour tour of Rome’s holy sites, and experience the city where Constantine, St. Peter and St. Paul lived and preached. Discover the 5th-century Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, the Basilica of St. John Lateran and Pontius Pilate's steps, an important pilgrimage site. See millennia-old relics treasured by saints and Popes, then head to the below-ground Catacombs for a tour of the tunnels where generations of Christian martyrs were buried and remembered.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$390.98
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$434.43
$43.45 savings
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$434.43
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Christian Rome Four Major Basilicas Lunch Included Fullday from Rome

Christian Rome Four Major Basilicas Lunch Included Fullday from Rome

Visit several of the most venerated Catholic sites in Rome, accompanied by a private driver and guide. Trace the history of Roman Christianity as you visit ancient catacombs, churches, sacred stairs, and more, including a stop inside the magnificent St. Peter’s Basilica, the world’s largest church. Enjoy the comfort of private transportation in a Mercedes, and commemorate your time in Vatican City with a papal blessing on parchment paper.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$265.68
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Rome on a Golf Cart, Small Group Tour with Private Option

Rome on a Golf Cart, Small Group Tour with Private Option

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Hop on a golf cart for a comprehensive tour of Rome in a short amount of time. You'll stay out from behind glass bus windows, but also off your feet; this is a great option for those who have trouble walking long distances. Combine the blockbuster sites with some hidden gems and listen to your guide's commentary on Rome's history, culture, and modern life. A small group of just six people means you'll enjoy personal attention and the chance to ask questions.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$114.56
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$114.56
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Walking Food Tour of Rome with Tastings

Walking Food Tour of Rome with Tastings

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Food lovers will love this walking tour of Rome with a food ambassador guide. You’ll be taken to the Monti neighborhood, a traditional area with some exciting restaurants representing food from around the country, as well as good nightlife. You’ll learn all about the city through its cuisine. Sample some of the best food in the Italian capital, plus wine to wash it down.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$105.04
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$105.04
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Private Tour of Catholic Rome

Private Tour of Catholic Rome

Customize a private tour of Rome with a visit to its famous Catholic sites. Be chauffeured in the personalized comfort of a private Mercedes car or minivan and stop at monuments, piazzas and cathedrals. See the magnificent St Peter’s Basilica and explore others in the Eternal City such as the Basilica of Santa Maria del Popolo and the Holy Stairs at St John Lateran. Note: entrance fees and private guide are not included in the tour price.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$34.76
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$34.76
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Exclusive Appian Catacombs Tour and Rome Open Bus Ticket

Exclusive Appian Catacombs Tour and Rome Open Bus Ticket

With your Hop-On Hop-Off Bus tour, you will have 10 stops all around the city centre close to each of the fantastic monuments scattered around the city of Rome. You can use your sightseeing panoramic bus with the Hop-On Hop-Off ticket of either 24 or 48. You will be able to admire great funerary monuments such as the tomb of Cecilia Metella along with your journey at the ancient catacombs of the Appian Way. This underground, characterized by nearly 15 km of tunnels spread over several levels, was the most important in Rome and became the official cemetery of the Church of the city, where popes, martyrs and even apostles were buried. You will cross imposing galleries full of burial niches, admiring spectacular inscriptions, frescoes and the incredible Christian iconography. The guides and drivers are carefully selected for their knowledge, enthusiasm and to share their passion for Rome with you. With this tour, you can maximize your time while enjoying a fantastic experience.
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  • 1 hour 40 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$91.44
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Private tour in Roma 40 euro /hour/van Mercedes V class max 7 pers

Private tour in Roma 40 euro /hour/van Mercedes V class max 7 pers

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19 years old expierience in private tours in Roma,Tuscany (Montalcino,Castello Banfi ,Assisi)and Amalfi coast (Positano,Sorrento,Capri island)
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$247.14
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Private Tour: Basilicas of Rome

Private Tour: Basilicas of Rome

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Go behind the scenes to discover the five major basilicas of Rome and learn about the influence of Christianity on the Eternal City during this in-depth private guided tour. Get a peek at priceless relics—believed to be thorns from Jesus’s crown—and marvel at Renaissance artworks and stunning architectural gems. Tours include free time for lunch and comfortable transfers in your own private vehicle—plus the option to explore the mysterious catacombs.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$328.24
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$328.24
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Passion of Christ Private Walking Tour in Rome

Passion of Christ Private Walking Tour in Rome

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Early Christian history enthusiasts will enjoy this tour of relics from the life of Christ. Visits include the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore to view wood believed to be from Jesus’ manger; Santa Prassede, home to a fragment of the pillar on which Christ is said to have been flogged; and the Basilica of Santa Croce, containing what may be pieces of the cross and a nail from the Crucifixion. You can also walk up the Holy Stairs Jesus once descended.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$122.29
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Rome Sightseing Tour

Rome Sightseing Tour

We have been offering detailed tours for years, always performed with the utmost respect for travelers and also for the city.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$205.96
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore (Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore) costs USD 17.30. Guided Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore (Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore) tours start around USD 17.30 per person. See all 72 Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore (Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore) tickets and tours on Viator.