Rome opening hours basilicas and churches

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The opening hours basilicas and churches in Rome are very different. Some open early in the morning, some are open at 9:30 am, some take lunch break and others are open throughout the day.

If you would like to organize a sightseeing program, it is important for you to take the opening times into consideration so that you are not standing in front of closed doors. We therefore have compiled the information on the opening hours of the most important Basilics and Churches in Rome.

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Opening hours of basilicas and churches in Rome – the German Pilgrim Church of Santa Maria dell’ Anima

The German Catholic National Church of Santa Maria dell’ Anima is located in the street of the same name at number 66, behind Piazza Navona.

Monday – Friday evening mass 6 pm
Saturday  evening mass 6 pm
Sundays and holidays 10 am church services

Opening hours: 9 am – 12:45 pm, 3 – 7 pm, closed on Wednesday morning

Opening hours Campo Santo Teutonico

Founded by Charlemagne in the 8th century, the Campo Santo Teutonico is often regarded as the last remnant of the Holy Roman Empire.

The stateless territory under the supervision of the Vatican is accessible only via the territory of the Vatican City State. To get to the Campo Santo Teutonico, you must ask access in German language at the Swiss Guard between the Palace of the Congregation and the left columns of Bernini.

Access is possible daily from 7 am – 12 pm with the exception of the days of the general audiences of the Pope.

Opening hours basilicas and churches in Rome around the Colosseum

Basilica of San Pietro in Vincoli with the Moses of Michelangelo 8 am – 12:30 pm and 2 pm to 6 pm from April to September until 7 pm

Basilica of Saint Praxedis – Santa Prassede Monday-Saturday 7 am – 12 pm, 3 am – 6:30 pm, Sunday 7:30 am -12:30 pm, 3 pm – 6:30 pm

The Basilica of SS. Silvestro e Martino ai Monti – Sylvester and Martin – with origins in the 4th century, on Oppio Hill 7:30 am – 12 pm, 4 – 7 pm, masses in the summer at 8:30 am and 6:30 pm, in the winter at 8:30 am and 6 pm

Basilica of San Clemente Holy mass weekdays 8 am, 6:30 pm on Sunday 9, 11 am – opening hours 9 am -12:30 pm, 3 – 6 pm on Sundays 12 – 6 pm

Basilica dei Santi Quattro at the monastery of the Augustinians 10 – 11:45 am, 5 – 5:45 pm

Scala Santathe Holy stairs opposite the Basilica of St. John weekdays 6 am- 2 pm public holidays 7 am -2 pm, afternoon always 3-6:30 pm (from April-September until 7 pm). The papal chapel of the sanctuary is open on weekdays from 9:30 am – 12:40 pm (last entry at 12:10) from 3-5:10 pm (last admission at 4:40 pm). The chapel can not be visited on Sundays and public holidays.

Santo Stefano Rotondo on the Celio 10 am – 1 pm, 3:30-6:30 pm

The Basilica of SS. Giovanni e Paolo at the Celio 8:30 am -12 pm, 3:30-6 pm The restored Roman houses under the Basilica can be visited 10 am – 1 pm and 3-6 pm, they are closed Tuesday and Wednesday.

Santa Maria in Cosmedin with the Bocca della Verità 9:30 am – 6 pm

Santa Maria in Ara Coeli on the Capitoline Hill is a popular wedding Church open from May – September 9 am – 6:30 pm, October – April 9:30 am  – 5:30 pm

Santa Sabina on the Aventine hill is a popular wedding Church 8:15 am -12:30 pm, 3:30 – 6 pm

Sant’Alessio on the Aventine hill on weekdays 7 am – 12 pm, 4-8 pm on Sundays and public holidays 7 am – 1 pm, 4-8 pm

San Anselmo on the Aventine hill 9 am – 6 pm

Opening hours basilicas and churches in the center

Sant’Andrea al Quirinale Tuesday Saturday 8:30 am -12 pm, 2:30-6 pm, Sunday 9 am -12 pm, 3-6 pm

San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane also San Carlino is a baroque church of architect Francesco Borromini Monday Saturday 10 am – 1 pm, Sunday 12-1 pm (mass at 11 pm)

SS. Vincenzo e Anastasio at the Trevi Fountain 9 am – 8 pm

Sant’Ignazio weekdays 7:30 am – 7 pm, Sundays and holidays 9 am – 7 pm

Chiesa del Gesù 7 am -12:30 pm, 4-7:45 pm, visit the rooms of the Holy Ignatius weekdays 4-6 pm, public holidays 10 am – 12 pm, Museum Saturday and holidays 4-6 pm. Daily around 5:30 pm appears on the altar of the Holy Ignatius – on the left side of the church – a gold-plated statue of the Saint.

Trinità dei Monti, Tuesday-Friday 7:30 am – 7 pm, Saturday and Sunday 10 am – 5 pm, no visits during the celebrations

Santa Maria del Popolo on weekdays 7:15 am -12:30 pm, 4-7 pm Friday and Saturday 7:30 am – 7 pm Sundays and holidays 7:30 am – 1:30 pm, 4:30-7:30 pm

Santa Maria in Monte Santo in Piazza del Popolo Monday – Saturday 10 am -12 pm, Monday to Friday 5-8 pm, Sunday 11 am – 1 pm, mass of the artist at 12 noon

Santa Maria dei Miracoli at Piazza del Popolo 7 am – 12:30 pm, 4-7:30 pm

Sant’Agnese in Agone on weekdays 9:30 am – 12:30 pm, 3:30-7 pm Sundays and holidays 9 am – 1 pm, 4-8 pm Monday closed.

Santa Maria in Trastevere is possibly the oldest Christian place of worship in Rome, built by Pope Calixtus in the 3rd century. Opening hours 7:30 am 9 pm, August 8 am – 12 pm, 4-9 pm

Churches on the Pilgrim’s way of the seven churches

St. Sebastian on the via Appia Antica, 8 am – 1 pm, 2-5:30 pm, visit the catacombs Monday-Saturday 10 am -4:30 pm. The catacombs of Saint Sebastian are closed in December.

The Sanctuary Divino Amore on weekdays 8 am -12 pm, 3-6 pm summer time until 7, Sunday 7:45 am – 1 pm, 3-7 pm summer time 5 am – 8 pm

Holy Cross in Jerusalem – Santa Croce in Gerusalemme 7 am -12:45 pm, 3:30-7:30 pm

Saint Lawrence – San Lorenzo at the monumental cemetery Verano 7 am -12 pm, 4-7 pm

The seven churches pilgrimage route (Sette chiese)

The seven church pilgrimage has a long tradition. For the Romans, “making the round of the seven churches” means that it takes a long time. Find out here which churches belong and how to get there best.

Vatican City in 3 hours · What you need to know

The Vatican State is one of the most important attractions for pilgrims and visitors to Rome. Visiting the museums and St. Peter’s Basilica in three hours is a logistical challenge. Read how you can succeed and what you need to consider in order not to be turned away at the entrance.

Papal basilicas & catacombs in a half day

On this somewhat unusual tour, you will see three papal basilicas and the catacombs. You walk a good 2 ½ miles from the Basilica St. Paul to the catacombs and take public transport for the other stations.