Visit with audio guide - Basilica of Santa Maria in Via Lata and Underground

Thanks to this audio-guided visit you will be able to delve into the history of this unique place, which has always been closely linked to the memory of the Apostles Peter and Paul

Via del Corso, 306 Roma


€ 9,00


40 minutes


The Church of Santa Maria in via Lata was built, according to the testimonies of the time, at the end of the 7th century AD, under Pope Sergius I, who established a deaconry here.

Initially it was a structure intended for spiritual assistance, born from pre-existing buildings from the Roman era. Subsequently, a medieval church was built with the façade facing today's Piazza del Collegio Romano. Over time, the building underwent several reconstructions until it assumed, with Pope Alexander VII Chigi, its baroque appearance.

Pietro da Cortona was entrusted with the construction of the façade. He also took care of bringing the underground to light, creating a route to allow pilgrimages to the holy place believed to be the home of the Apostles.

Rates and useful information

  • Entrance to the Basilica and Underground with audio guide - Adult                                € 9,00
  • Entrance to the Basilica and Underground  with audio guide - Reduced 6/17 years        € 6,00

Audio guide available in the following languages: Italian, English, French, Spanish, German and Portuguese.

To listen to the audio guide you will need to download our Vatican&Rome App from the AppStore or PlayStore

Useful information

  • Given the specific nature of the places, there are specific limitations for visits by people with different abilities.
  • Maximum group size for each entry: 15 people. Larger groups will be able to enter in a staggered manner.
  • Official guides are authorized to accompany their group.
  • However, visitors are advised to bring appropriate shoes for an ancient and not always flat floor, and, depending on the seasons, clothing suitable for the temperatures of the basement. Smoking is prohibited inside the monuments

IMPORTANT: For orders over 10 tickets, booking is required. Write to

How to get there by public transport


  • Address: Via del Corso, 306

From Termini Station 

  • Buses: 170, 40, 70

For all lines get off at the  Piazza Venezia stop

€ 9,00