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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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Private San Paolo Walking Tour with Typical Italian Apericena

Private San Paolo Walking Tour with Typical Italian Apericena

Ostiense area was once a hub for Rome's industrial activity is now a vibrant and regenerated district. The Guardian (U.K.) recently put Ostiense at 8/10 for being one of the coolest places in Europe. Our tour will include a walk around and inside Basilica San Paolo, an introduction to Apericena (this includes various Italian foods served to your table with a drink), and finally a visit to one of Rome's older Gelaterias. Best three hours tour, you’ll definitely enjoy it!
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Private Tour with guide & Luxury Car: Holy Churches of Rome

Private Tour with guide & Luxury Car: Holy Churches of Rome

On our Holy Church of Rome tour, your personal chauffeur & expert theologian will escort you in a premium luxury vehicle to 3 out of the 4 Papal Basilicas, as well as the Basilica of Santa Croce. These four churches are on the “must see” list if you’re visiting Rome! The Basilica of Mary Major, also known as Our Lady of Snows, is home to the crib of the baby Jesus, is the largest Church to Mary in Rome. Afterwards you will get to see St. John Lateran, the Cathedral of Rome which has the seat of the bishop of Rome, and St. Paul’s outside the Walls. In the Basilica of the Holy Cross, you will see many relics of the Passion of Christ, including pieces of the crown of thorns and the actual cross of Jesus. It is a truly holy and reverent experience with one of our top theologians to accompany you on this tour!
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All Access, Private Tour: Holy Churches of Rome with English speaking guide

All Access, Private Tour: Holy Churches of Rome with English speaking guide

Peter and Paul, two apostles of Christ, brought the message of Jesus to Rome, thereby making Rome the epicenter of the Christian faith. The writings and teachings of the apostles left an indelible mark on Roman history, inspiring Pontiffs and Emperors alike to build the finest churches in the Christian world. On this tour, our expert theologian will guide you through 4 of the 7 Pilgrim Churches of Rome.
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Private Tour: Holy Churches of Rome with private chauffeur

Private Tour: Holy Churches of Rome with private chauffeur

On our Holy Church of Rome tour, your personal chauffeur will escort you in a premium luxury vehicle to 3 out of the 4 Papal Basilicas, as well as the Basilica of Santa Croce. These four churches are on the “must see” list if you’re visiting Rome! The Basilica of Mary Major, also known as Our Lady of Snows, is home to the crib of the baby Jesus, is the largest Church to Mary in Rome. Afterwards you will get to see St. John Lateran, the Cathedral of Rome which has the seat of the bishop of Rome, and St. Paul’s outside the Walls. In the Basilica of the Holy Cross, you will see many relics of the Passion of Christ, including pieces of the crown of thorns and the actual cross of Jesus. It is a truly holy and reverent experience, and with no formal guide inside the churches, you'll have the freedom to explore the churches at your leisure, maybe even stop to pray or sit in silence to meditate on the years of history and art before you.
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Rome's best Guided Tour, Colosseum & Vatican Museums plus other sites, 2 days

Rome's best Guided Tour, Colosseum & Vatican Museums plus other sites, 2 days

This 2 days tour allows travelers to visit the whole of Rome with no stress because is conducted by a professional Limo driver who is also an official tour guide of Rome and of the Vatican museums so that you have two services at one rate. Moreover, thanks to skip-the-line tickets there will be no waste of time.
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Hidden Rome: St. Callistus Catacombs and Papal Basilicas

Hidden Rome: St. Callistus Catacombs and Papal Basilicas

Get out of the beaten tracks and stay far away the main touristic flows! Hire a Private Driver-Guide with this tour, who will pick you up at your address in Rome (right down the street at your Hotel or Apartment) and will drive you and your party (the vehicle is a comfortable, luxury minivan, max 8 people) to visit the Papal Basilicas of Rome, among the most amazing and gorgeous churches in town, and to finish you will join a guided tour of the St. Callistus Catacombs, a real hidden gem among the many of Rome. The Papal Basilicas are the 4 highest-ranking Roman-catholic churches also known as Major Basilicas and all of them are in the territory or Rome. St. Peter's in Vatican City is for sure the most famous one, but the other 3 are not less interesting for what concerns the treasures stored and the histories behind their built. The tour includes also a visit at the Catacombs of St. Callistus, located on the ancient Appian Way
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