Santa Maria in Via Lata

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Santa Maria in Via Lata
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What you'll do

See traces of two thousand years of history throughout this magnificent church and its crypts.

Enjoy entry to Santa Maria in Via Lata with the Omnia Rome and Vatican Pass

  • Explore one of Rome's most decorated baroque churches.
  • View the historic architecture and artwork throughout The Upper Church, Altars, Oval Canvases and Crypta.
  • This attraction is included with your Omnia Vatican Card, which allows you free entry to Vatican attractions, as well as the Rome Hop-On Hop-Off Bus.

The Santa Maria in Via Lata features remarkable traces of Italian history throughout its rooms. View the remains of a Roman portico, or experience the spirituality of the oriental monks. They lived in the church from the 7th to the 11th century. You’ll experience rich historic artworks as well as breathtaking architecture both in the church and below in the crypts.


The Church - Discover the history behind the ornate lobby, the altars, the Oval Canvases, Sacristy and 17th-Century organ. Enjoy the view from The Upper Church and cast your eyes on The Bell Tower featuring elegant bells built by Martino Longhi, the Elder.

Crypta - the Crypta reveals an intriguing aspect of the undergrounds of Rome. Explore the depths of this first-century building, in which a monastery has been established since the fifth century. View fragments of frescoes from the seventh-ninth century. Then, discover an ancient tradition recognized by the house of St. Luke, the presence of St. Peter and the prison of St. Paul.

Make the most of your pass package

As part of this Rome and Vatican pass package, you’ll also receive a Roma Pass which gives you free entry to your choice of two Rome attractions, plus discounted entry to many more. You’ll also have a 72-hour travel card to help you breeze between attractions with ease.

Know before you go

Getting in: Show your Omnia card upon arrival.

Where you'll be

Operating hours

Friday: 2.30PM - 5PM

Saturday 9AM - 5PM

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