Church Of Santa Maria In Trastevere
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.