Basilica di Santa Maria di Collemaggio, L'Aquila

4.8
Admire the remarkable Abruzzese Romanesque and Gothic architecture at Basilica di Santa Maria di Collemaggio. While parts of the 13th-century church were damaged during the 2009 earthquake, including the cupola, transept vaults, and triumphal arches that collapsed, the striking jewel-box facade remains intact. This site is the resting place of Pope Celestine V, who devised a penitential observation on the same grounds called the Papal Jubilee. During your visit, keep an eye out for the gilded central rose window and the 14th- and 15th-century frescoes. A visit to Basilica di Santa Maria di Collemaggio represents just the start of the adventure when you use our L'Aquila trip planner to plot your vacation.
map
Create an itinerary including Basilica di Santa Maria di Collemaggio
Basilica di Santa Maria di Collemaggio Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
436 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • The basilica di Collemaggio is back to shine, today more than yesterday. A I don't know what magic is in the air ... maybe that magic that can perceive those who have lived both before and after 2009, and more!
    View original
  • Basilica to visit. Recovery performed excellently. To thank ENI which has assumed the costs of restructuring following the earthquake. I visited the night of Christmas Eve. It was wonderful, there were 3000 people inside and outside to witness the ceremony. Everyone should go and look up to admire the beauties of this Basilica
    View original
  • Review the basilica after the restoration was a huge thrill. Never looked so good! Frescoes back to light, beautifully renovated columns. A flagship, returned in all its glory in L'Aquila and in the world.
    View original

Plan your trip to L'Aquila

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in L'Aquila

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in L'Aquila by other users

21 days in Abruzzo BY A USER FROM CANADA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 5 days in Abruzzo BY A USER FROM ITALY April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in Rome & Abruzzo BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Abruzzo BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA October, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 32 days in Italy, Croatian Coast & Brisbane BY A USER FROM QATAR June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 3 days in L'Aquila BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in Filicudi, Abruzzo & Island of Gozo BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Abruzzo BY A USER FROM ISRAEL February, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Abruzzo BY A USER FROM ISRAEL February, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 20 days in Abruzzo BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in Abruzzo & Taormina BY A USER FROM MEXICO June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 15 days in Abruzzo BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans