We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Santa Maria Maggiore

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Viale Camillo Benso di Cavour, 06038 Spello, Italy
Phone Number:
+39 0742 301792

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 254 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 22
  • 4
    Very good
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
You came to see Assisi. You left talking about Spello and the Baglioni Chapel.

You spent the day in Assisi, and what to do tomorrow? 9 minutes' train ride from Assisi, you arrive at Spello and begin the climb upward toward Santa Maria Maggiore and the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Add Photo Write a Review

254 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 27: English reviews
Level Contributor
31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You spent the day in Assisi, and what to do tomorrow? 9 minutes' train ride from Assisi, you arrive at Spello and begin the climb upward toward Santa Maria Maggiore and the Baglioni Chapel. This spotless, charming hilltop town gives you views of Assisi in the distance, but Pinturicchio's art is also a view not to be missed. Suddenly you're... More 

Thank Proqual
Level Contributor
135 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Most exciting visit to this church with its outstanding murals. A must to see as one can stand for a long time admiring the amazing detail and perspectives.

Thank John-Paul S
Hereford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
433 reviews
272 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

We tried to visit the church, however it has been closed following the recent earthquakes until further notice, engineer's inspection is required. There was no indication on the sign as to when it may re-open for visitors so beware if this is your reason for travelling to Spello!

Thank pesti13
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
36 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

A somewhat bland exterior conceals a wonderful interior, full of beautiful paintings and frescoes. The Baglioni chapel is the undoubted highlight, where you can spend several minutes surrounded by Pinturicchio's world-famous frescoes. We managed to spend 25 minutes in the chapel, thanks to a steady trickle of visitors each paying their €2 for admission and lighting, and there was no... More 

Thank Geoff T
Guimaraes, Portugal
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 September 2016

The Baglioni Chapel is simply stunning: distilled beauty, the kind of which you only seldom get to lay your eyes on.

Thank JFreitas2014
Sarasota, Florida
Level Contributor
149 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2016

This is truly a magnificent place of worship, even if one is not a Catholic, it is a most impressive place to visit and meditate. The richnesss of the architecture, the incredible craftsmanship are truly astounding.

Thank Carl0999
Diss, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016

There are so many lovely things to do in Spello and the architecture and the sights are amazing. We would have liked to have been there for the flower festival at the end of May.

Thank brayers2015
Plymouth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
709 reviews
466 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 344 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2016

We were passing through and dropped in here and we were glad we did, after seeing the splendour of Rome it was nice to see something simple and beautiful.

Thank RonA_Plymouth
South Florida, Florida
Level Contributor
232 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

We drove to Spello and parked outside of the walls and walked up hill though the streets and stopped at this church with beautiful paintings. Spello is a beautiful city and well worth visiting if spending time in Umbria.

Thank Bob F
Cottonwood, Arizona, United States
Level Contributor
39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2015

The church is home to beautiful artwork which is delightful to see so 'up close and personal.' Even if you only have a few minutes and are in Spello - stop in!! You won't be sorry.

Thank Jim K

Travellers who viewed Santa Maria Maggiore also viewed

Spello, Province of Perugia
Spello, Province of Perugia
Spello, Province of Perugia

Been to Santa Maria Maggiore? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Santa Maria Maggiore and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Santa Maria Maggiore staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?