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Basilica di Sant'Agostino
Basilica di Sant'Agostino

Basilica di Sant'Agostino

Free admission
Piazza di Sant’Agostino 80, Rome, Puglia

The Basics

Although the church is dedicated to Saint Augustine, it’s actually the saint’s mother—Saint Monica—who is entombed there, but the Basilica's main attraction is by far the rich art inside. You can visit the church by joining a walking tour of Rome's Baroque masterpieces that includes the art in this basilica as well as in other Roman churches by Caravaggio, Raphael, Michelangelo, and Bernini.

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Caravaggio, masterpieces and secrets - Private Tour
Caravaggio, masterpieces and secrets - Private Tour
$82.38 per adult
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Caravaggio Comes to Life
Serena was an excellent tour guide. She is very knowledgeable about the works and life of Caravaggio. She pointed out important aspects of his paintings and shared fascinating stories of his life. To view these masterpieces with her made the experience so much more memorable. Walking through the city with her narrative brought an invaluable aspect that should not be missed. I was thrilled that I took the tour with her and was grateful for the opportunity.
Shawn_P, Mar 2022

Things to Know Before You Go

  • When visiting Catholic churches in Rome, you must wear clothing that covers your shoulders and knees.

  • Walking tours require some time on your feet, so choose comfortable shoes.

  • The church isn’t wheelchair- or stroller-accessible; there are stairs at the entrance.

  • Flash photography is not allowed inside the church.

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How to Get There

The Basilica di Sant'Agostino (also known as Sant'Agostino in Campo Marzio) is located on Piazza di Sant'Agostino in the heart of Rome's historic center, just off Piazza Navona.

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Trip ideas

When to Get There

Rome's most famous churches can be crowded in summer, so visit first thing in the morning or late in the afternoon to be able to enjoy the art in relative peace. The church is usually closed in August.

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Sansovino's Miraculous Madonna

It is said that Jacopo Sansovino's La Madonna del Parto was originally a Roman statue of the Empress Agrippina holding her infant son Nero, which Sansovino reworked into a Christian rendering of the Madonna and child centuries later. The statue is said to have miraculous fertility powers, so it is usually surrounded by offerings from women who believe it interceded on their behalf.

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Frequently Asked Questions
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