The church Santa Maria Maggiore in Roma, Italy is one of the four cathedrals of Roma and belongs to the Civitas Vaticana – even though it is not located on its grounds. It dates back to the 5th century CE.
It is said that a trader has seen Maria who promised him the birth of a child if he builds a church on the spot where snow is falling the next day. That is why the church is also called Santa Maria ad Nives.
Santa Maria Maggiore
Piazza di Santa Maria Maggiore, 42
00100 Roma, Italy