San Giuseppe al Trionfale Basilica Rome

The San Giuseppe al Trionfale Basilica in Rome‘s Trionfale district was built at the beginning of the 20th century on the initiative of San Luigi Guanella. He was assisted by Pope Paul VI.

San Giuseppe al Trionfale Basilica Rome

Address, opening hours and entrance fee

Address: Via Bernardino Telesio, 4/B – Rome (tel: +39 06 39751607). Opening hours: From 7 a.m. to 7.30 p.m. During mass the church is not open to tourists. Admission: Free of charge.

History and description

San Giuseppe al Trionfale Basilica Rome

Construction of the church lasted from 1909 to 1912. On March 19, 2019, the feast day of Saint Joseph himself, the church was consecrated by Guanella.

The facade was designed and built by the architect Aristide Leonori. He followed the construction of the old Basilican churches.

The lower part of the façade is decorated with a number of pillars. The mosaics in the side doors were assembled in 1937 by the mosaic workshop of the Vatican.

The interior consists of three naves, separated by ten granite columns. The central nave is 60 m long and 22 m high. The two aisles are shorter than the nave and ends at the transept.

The stained-glass windows in these aisles show events from the life of Saint Joseph.

The beautiful coffered ceiling is divided into finely decorated geometric pieces.

San Giuseppe al Trionfale Basiliek – Via Bernardino Telesio 4/B Rome

Trionfale District Rome’ (Quartiere XIV)

Trionfale is the name of Rome‘s 14th quartiere and gets its name from the Via Trionfale. This is the street the Roman soldiers used to celebrate their triumphs in various battlefields and receive the admiration of the people of Rome.

Trionfale District Rome’ (Quartiere  XIV)

During the middle ages the street kept its importance, since it was the street where the pilgrims who had walked the Via Francigeni entered the city. At the time they had to visit the still existing San Lazzaro in Borgo Church before they were allowed to enter Rome.