Church Of Santa Maria In Trastevere - St. Mary In Trastevere
Catholic Wedding Rome
Where: In the ancient heart of Rome, Trastevere quarter, picturesque medieval area on the west bank of the Tiber river near the Vatican City
When: All year round
How many: up to 300 guests mostly seated
Wedding Ceremonies: Catholic Weddings with civil portion upon request
Music: Sacred music and singing
The church of Santa Maria in Trastevere is the oldest church in Rome dedicated to the Virgin Mary and one of the first places where Christians could freely celebrate their religious services. Located in Rome’s most ancient quarters, Trastevere, a picturesque medieval area on a beautiful large piazza adorned by a magnificent fountain. Pope Calixtus built the first sanctuary between 221 and 227. It was later completed by Julius I. Under Pope Innocent II it was completely restored and finally embellished during the Baroque period.
The façade is decorated with a splendid medieval mosaic which shows the Virgin and Child and a procession of 10 Virgins approaching from both sides. The interior dates back to the XII century and the columns were taken from ancient monuments, all are crowned with their Classical capitals , the figures of some Egyptian divinities were removed. The floor is in Cosmatesque mosaic. The ceiling was decorated by Domenichino. The true treasures of the church are the mosaics decorating the apse showing the Glory of the Virgin. The mosaics and frescoes between the apse and the windows are a masterpiece by Pietro Cavallini (late XIII cent.) representing episodes from the life of the Virgin.
The church of Santa Maria in Trastevere is one of the most beautiful churches in Rome for your Catholic Wedding in Italy !