Our hotel is located near one of the Four Basilicas owned by the Pope. St. Peter’s is the only one in Vatican City but the other three are recognized by the Italian government as part of the Pope.
This Basilica is the only one dedicated to Mother Mary, its name is Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore. I love this church, in its incredible beauty and also it’s devotion to motherhood. I have had a few powerful Mother Mary dreams so this is an ideal way for us to begin this journey in Rome. We run across a very, very busy street to join the hundreds of people entering the church for mass and also for tourism glimpses.