Incontestably the eternal city is one best examples of Christian inspired architecture and culture. So why not take a Christian Rome Tour to see the city of the Pope’s most representative sites.
An expert guide will lead you first to the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore and the treasures within. This huge ancient church of clay and brick will take your breath away. After, in a comfortable bus, you will move to the Holy Staircase and Lateran Palace. These steps lead to the private chapel used by early Popes. It is a site of pilgrims who use the steps to honour the Passion of Christ, as the stairs reportable were brought from Jerusalem.
Christian Rome Tour includes exclusive tickets for both the Basilica of San Giovanni and the cathedral of Rome. The Basilica is the oldest Papal Basilica of the Western world. Because of its importance as the official Basilica of Rome, its holiness ranks above even St. Peter’s. It is a truly amazing feat of architecture from the 1st century with Gothic and gold accents.
Important- Entering the Basilica requires a strict dress code. Shoulders and knees should be covered, no shorts. Please respect dress code at the Basilica and all other Italian churches.
Leaving behind modern Rome, with Christian Rome Tour we will travel outside the ancient city walls on the Old Appian Way, a road constructed more than 2,000 years ago. Going along the perfectly set old cobblestones, we will pass the chapel of ‘Domino Quo Vadis ‘which holds the footprints of Jesus Christ.
Further along, we will enter the old Catacombs of San Callisto where Popes, martyrs, and the condemned are all buried several stories underground. This is not a place you want to enter without a guide with its maze-like layout. Be ready for a bit of a chill!
Christian Rome Tour will finish with a view of the Baths of Emperor Caracalla. They were the second largest baths in Rome, built in 217AD, and included a gym, shops, swimming pool, sauna, and even a library! Only the sturdy stone skeleton remains, but just imagine the bronze and marble splendor! Not a bad place to have your daily wash.
The tour price does not include:
April – October: Monday/Wednesday/Friday afternoons
November – March: Wednesday/Sunday afternoons