Apse of Saint Mary Major Basilica in Rome, Italy

After leaving Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, take time to walk in back. From Piazza dell’Esquilino you see the semicircular apse. This perspective gives you a full appreciation of the basilica’s size. It measures 302 feet long, 260 feet wide and 246 tall. What an exciting religious and historical landmark. No wonder Santa Maria Maggiore is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Piazza di S. Maria Maggiore, 00100 Roma RM, Italy

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