Christian Rome tour: we will visit the most important
Christian Basilicas and the Christian Catacombs of Rome
Saint Peter’s Basilica, built by Emperor Constantine over the Apostle
Peter’s tomb, was rebuilt by the Popes in the 16th century,
a reconstruction that took over 120 years.
The new Basilica is an incredible building full of marble decorations,
mosaics and statues, such as the Pietà by Michelangelo…Saint Peter’s Basilica is the world center of Catholicism andis where the most important Popes’ celebrations take place.It is full of works of art like the bronze Canopy andthe Glory of the Holy Spirit by Bernini… …St Mary Major, the first Basilica dedicated to theBlessed Virgin Mary, was originally built by Pope Sextus III, in the 5th century A.D.Inside this Church we will see some of the oldest Christian mosaics of Rome… . Saint John in Lateran, the Cathedral, is the site of the Bishop of Rome. It is the oldest Christian Basilica in Rome, the very first built by the Emperor Constantine after he gave freedom to the Christians and
stopped their persecutions.The tour includes a visit to the Holy Stairs, believed to be the very steps from Jerusalem, climbed by Christ on his way to be crucified
and brought to Rome by Saint Helen, the mother of Emperor
Constantine. Today the Faithful climb the Holy Stairs on their knees… Saint Paul’s Basilica, was built outside the city walls over the Apostle’s tomb.A fire in 1823, destroyed the old Basilica, which was immediately rebuilt over the same location and even more beautiful than before.The tour will end with a visit to the Catacombs situated along the old Appian Way. Faith in Resurrection brought the first Christians to build the catacombs.
The Catacombs were underground galleries excavated on different levels and
offered room for thousands of tombs, the bodies were located into the rectangular
tomb cavities dug one above the other in the walls called ” loculi “.
Length of this tour is approximately 4 hours
For information, reservations and general inquiries of this tour please Contact Me
ADMISSION TICKETS TO THE CATACOMBS
Regular ticket: Euros 6.00
Reduced ticket: Euros 3.00 (only for kids between 6 and 15 years of age)
Free entrance for children below 5 years of age.