Santa Maria Maggiore della Pietrasanta

Naples, Italy

Santa Maria Maggiore della Pietrasanta

The church of Santa Maria Maggiore della Pietrasanta is a Roman Catholic religious edifice located on Via Tribunali in central Naples, Italy.

Tradition holds the church was erected in 533 atop the ruins of a Temple of Diana; construction was instigated by the Bishop Pomponio of Naples, a relative of Pope John II. A church at the site, dedicated to Santa Maria Maggiore, was consecrated in 535. It was soon titled a minor basilica church.



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