Basilica of San Marco Evangelista in Campidoglio

Roma, Piazza di S. Marco 48

  • Location: Roma, Piazza di S. Marco 48
  • Address: Piazza di S. Marco 48
  • Phone#: 06 6795205
  • Opening: Tue.-Sat. from 7:30am to 12:30am and from 4pm to 7pm. Monday from 4pm to 7pm
  • Transportation: Metro: line B, station colosseo. Bus: lines 64, 40 express, H 

  • Visit lasts: 1 hour (about)

Founded in 336 by Pope Mark I, originally the church was facing in the opposite direction, the change of orientation taking place with renovations between the Eighth and Ninth Centuries under Adrian I and Leo III. 

THINGS TO KNOW: The modern look of the church is, for the most part, thanks to  Paul II who in the the middle of the 1400s had his residence as Cardinal built around the church, which after his ascension to the papal seat was greatly expanded: Palazzo San Marco (today Palazzo Venezia). Since then, the basilica is a sort of grandiose chapel encompassed by the building.