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Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls (Basilica di San Paolo Fuori le Mura)
Once the largest basilica in the world, the Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls (Basilica di San Paolo Fuori le Mura) is one of four papal basilicas in Rome and among the city’s most important Christian sites. Presumed to be set over the tomb of St. Paul, the church has a striking interior decorated with 80 columns and extensive mosaics. 

The Basics
As a papal basilica, St. Paul Outside the Walls belongs to the Vatican—though is not located within the confines of Vatican City—and plays an important role in Catholic jubilee celebrations. In addition to the 19th-century church with its magnificent Gothic baldachin by Arnolfo di Cambio, the complex has a beautiful 13th-century Romanesque cloister built by the Vassalletto family, and an art gallery with some of the works that once decorated the basilica.

The Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls is a highlight of guided tours of Rome’s major basilicas and early-Christian holy sites, along with St. Peter’s Basilica, Saint John Lateran, and Santa Maria Maggiore. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • If taking a Christian Rome walking tour, wear comfortable shoes and sun protection, as there is a lot of ground to cover.
  • Catholic churches have a strict dress code, so wear clothing that covers knees and shoulders.
  • Photography without flash is permitted inside the church.
  • The basilica, cloister, and art gallery are fully accessible to wheelchairs and strollers.

How to Get There
Rome’s Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls is located on Via Ostiense, just a short walk from the San Paolo Basilica stop on metro line B.

When to Get There
St. Paul Outside the Walls is one of Italy’s most important Catholic churches, and attracts the most visitors around Easter and Christmas, and on jubilee years.

Papal Portraits
Above the arches that divide the naves at Saint Paul Outside the Walls, there is a row of mosaic medallions depicting each pope from Saint Peter to Pope Francis—the only portrait illuminated, which signifies Francis’ role as the current leader of the Catholic Church.
Address: Via Ostiense 186, Rome, Italy
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The Forgotten City - Ostia Antica

The Forgotten City - Ostia Antica

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First stop ist the remaining pyramid of the city, followed by the Basilica of Saint Paul. It is one of the biggest churches in Rome and contains one of the 4 Sacred Doors. Then the archeological park of Ostia Antica will be visited. We will see the remains of the old harbor city that kept the markets of ancient Rome filled with exotic goods. Baths, taverns, villas, temples and much more await to be explored.
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THE BIG FOUR: Itinerary Dedicated to the Papal Basilicas of Rome

THE BIG FOUR: Itinerary Dedicated to the Papal Basilicas of Rome

Rome is the world capital of Christianity and since the 5th-century 4 basilicas have been recognized as the major Papal ones of the city. Generations of pilgrims experienced the feeling of walking on the footsteps of the Saints who made the history of Christian religion, such as the first Pope, Saint Peter or the great Apostle of Gentiles Saint Paul. The importance of these sites is not only religious, but dued to the beauty and the historical significance. Kings, emperors and great women during the centuries have inked their names with the four Papal basilicas of Rome. During THE BIG FOUR TOUR, your group will have the opportunity to visit the papal basilicas inside with a professional and licensed guide and admire the milestones of architecture and Christian religious art.
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Christian Rome with Driver Private Shore Excursion for Cruisers

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Tour of the Most Beautiful Churches by Mini Vintage Cabriolet

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Private visit of Rome with the Vatican Museums: all day

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Christian Rome with Driver Private Shore Excursion for Cruisers

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Footsteps of Saint Paul Private Tour

Footsteps of Saint Paul Private Tour

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Walk in the footsteps of St. Paul to discover his life! A citizen of Rome, Apostle Paul requested to be brought back upon being falsely accused at the Temple of Jerusalem. Step inside the Mamertine Prison, Apostles St. Peter and St. Paul were both imprisoned here and many of the prisoners were baptized and converted during their time inside. After being brought before Emperor Nero, St. Paul was acquitted of the charges. Visit The Church of St. Paul alla Regola, whose location is over the house where the Saint wrote some of his apostolic letters. Visit the Abbey of the Three Fountains. During his second time as a prisoner in Rome, Saint Paul was martyred, as his head bounced three times on the floor three outflows of water miraculously sprung. Their miraculous water used to be collected by people until pollution forced them to close the springs. End with the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls, the tomb of the Saint is located in this magnificent basilica.
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Christian Rome Four Major Basilicas and Lunch Shore Excursion from Civitavecchia

Christian Rome Four Major Basilicas and Lunch Shore Excursion from Civitavecchia

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Private Tour - Christian Rome: The four Papal Basilicas (hotel pick up/drop off)

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Christian Rome Four Major Basilicas Lunch Included Fullday from Rome

Christian Rome Four Major Basilicas Lunch Included Fullday from Rome

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Papal Basilicas: St. John Lateran, Saint Mary Major, St. Paul outside the walls

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Christian Rome Four Major Basilicas Lunch Included Fullday from Rome

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In the Footsteps of St. Paul Private Tour- Transportation Included

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Private 3 hour Tour of Christian Rome incl. the Catacombs with a Christian Guide

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Christian Rome Four Major Basilicas Lunch Included Fullday from Rome

Christian Rome Four Major Basilicas Lunch Included Fullday from Rome

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