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Basilica of St. John Lateran (Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano)

Basilica of St. John Lateran (Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano) Tours and Activities

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The Basilica of St. John Lateran (Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano) is the most important of the four major papal basilicas in Rome and is seat of the bishop of Rome: the Pope. One of the most important Catholic churches in the world, the archbasilica is decorated with rich mosaics, Cosmatesque floors, and 12 baroque statues of the apostles.

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St John Lateran Holy Stairs and Baptistery Private Tour
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St John Lateran Holy Stairs and Baptistery Private Tour

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Discover several important Christian landmarks during one itinerary with this small group tour in Rome. Hear stories about history and architecture from your guide as you explore the interior of the Basilica of St. John Lateran, the Chiostro corridor, and the Holy Stairs. Discover the Chapel of Sancta Sanctorum, originally the first private papal chapel.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$394.40
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$394.40
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Christian Rome Tour Semi-Private

Christian Rome Tour Semi-Private

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Explore the sacred Christian sites of Rome with a small-group tour, including the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls, the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, and more. Skip the hassle of finding all these sights on your own and hear fun facts and stories about Rome’s early Christian history as you travel from site to site with a guide.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$168.28
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Private Tour: Christian Rome

Private Tour: Christian Rome

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Step into the early days of Christian history on a private, 6-hour tour of Rome’s holy sites, and experience the city where Constantine, St. Peter and St. Paul lived and preached. Discover the 5th-century Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, the Basilica of St. John Lateran and Pontius Pilate's steps, an important pilgrimage site. See millennia-old relics treasured by saints and Popes, then head to the below-ground Catacombs for a tour of the tunnels where generations of Christian martyrs were buried and remembered.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$422.56
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$422.56
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Between Holy Doors
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Between Holy Doors

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What exactly can you expect from this tour? Immerse yourself in the Rome of the Popes, where stories, wonders, legends and reality blur and harmonize with today's Rome. You will be guided by one of our local, certified tour guides. What makes our guides special is their passion for Rome and they want to share it with you. Highlights of the tour: On this tour, you will experience "Santa Maria Maggiore", which contains one of the four Holy Doors. Then we will reveal the hidden basilica "Santa Prasede" and its secrets. Followed by "San Pietro in Vincoli" where you will see the statue of Moses by Michelangelo and the miraculous chains of St. Peter. Then we will visit two of the oldest churches in the city: "Santi Quattro Coronati" with the legend of Pope Sylvester "San Clemente", dedicated to the fourth Pope "Clemens I" The tour culminates in a visit to the arch-basilica of "San Giovanni in Laterano", which contains another of the four Holy Doors.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$36.06
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$36.06
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Skip the Line to Vatican Treasures, Sistine Chapel and Optional Upgrade with Lunch

Skip the Line to Vatican Treasures, Sistine Chapel and Optional Upgrade with Lunch

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Spend a morning or an afternoon at the Vatican with this 2-hour skip-the-line tour of the Vatican Museums (including the Sistine Chapel) and St. Peter's Basilica. Get an up close and personal look at Michelangelo's masterpiece, his murals in the Sistine Chapel that changed the history of painting forever. See Raphael's cherubs. Gawk at the Gallery of Maps. Explore St. Peter's Basilica. And if you want more, upgrade to a full-day tour and visit the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, the Catacombs and more. Lunch can also be included.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$72.12
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$72.12
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Passion of Christ Walking Tour in Rome

Passion of Christ Walking Tour in Rome

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View items related to the passion and death of Jesus Christ during this 3-hour tour in Rome. Visit the Basilica of St Mary Major to see fragments of the wood from the manger where Jesus was born and explore San Prassede, which features pieces of the pillar upon which Christ was flogged. At the Basilica of Santa Croce, see fragments of the true cross and a nail of the crucifixion. Along the tour, learn about the history of these sacred religious objects from your guide. All entrance fees are included.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$81.39
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$81.39
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Small Group Tour: Christian Rome and Underground Basilicas Half-Day Tour

Small Group Tour: Christian Rome and Underground Basilicas Half-Day Tour

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Explore the Christian basilicas and landmark locations in Rome on this guided, 3-hour, small-group tour. Visit the Basilica of San Clemente, the ancient Santi Quattro Coronati, the Archbasilica of Saint John Lateran. Learn fascinating facts about these and other basilicas along the way. Skip-the-line entrance tickets to the Basilica of San Clemente provided. Please dress conservatively. Attire such as shorts, miniskirts and uncovered shoulders are not allowed. Rome hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$110.58
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$110.58
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Rome Walking Tour of Holy Sites: Basilica of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem, San Giovanni in Laterano and Scala Santa

Rome Walking Tour of Holy Sites: Basilica of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem, San Giovanni in Laterano and Scala Santa

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Seek out the religious gems of Rome on a 2-hour, small-group walking tour. In a group that’s limited to just 15 people, you’ll visit the Basilica of San Giovanni in Laterano, the Scala Santa, and the Basilica of the Holy Cross with a guide. Hear stories about the sacred relics inside the monuments, and discover a side of Rome that many visitors miss.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$120.20
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$120.20
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Christian Rome Afternoon Tour

Christian Rome Afternoon Tour

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Explore the highlights of early Christian Rome with this exciting 3-hour afternoon walking tour via foot and coach.  Led by a knowledgeable driver-guide, get an insider's view of the Eternal City and its Christian history. Stops include the Basilica of Sant Maria Maggiore, the Basilica of St. John Lateran. And then go underground by checking out the intriguing catacombs, an early Christian burial spot just outside of the city at the Appian Way.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$70.92
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$70.92
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Private Tour: Holy Sites of Rome

Private Tour: Holy Sites of Rome

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Visit the major religious history sites of Rome on this private day tour. Visit the Basilica of Rome, Basilica of Saint Praxedis, and the Patriarchal Basilica of St. Mary Major, and learn the hidden secrets behind these important sites from your guide. You'll also get the chance to cross the threshold of the Holy Door in the Cathedral of Rome. Round-trip transportation from central Rome hotels is included.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$350.58
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$350.58
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Full Day Vatican Museums and Underground Tour in Rome
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Full Day Vatican Museums and Underground Tour in Rome

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Discover Rome’s history on a full-day tour to Vatican City and the catacombs. Begin at the Vatican with a skip-the-line ticket to visit the museums, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica where you can find works of art by Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael and more. Then head underground to explore the ancient Roman catacombs and other Christian landmarks such as the Cathedral of Rome and the Holy Staircase.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$198.32
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$198.32
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Private Tour: Christian Rome and Underground Basilicas - Half-Day Walking Tour

Private Tour: Christian Rome and Underground Basilicas - Half-Day Walking Tour

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The history of the early Church is one of the most fascinating aspects of western history. This private half-day tour takes you to the most important sties in Christian Rome. Marvel at the Basilica of St. Clement, a 900-year-old church built on top of a fourth-century church that is built on a first-century nobleman's house. Pop into the Church of St. Sylvester, where the Donation of Constantine is said to have taken place, and explore the huge San Giovanni in Laterano and the Sancta Sanctorum, a room that once held the most revered relics in Christendom, including the heads of Saint Peter and Paul, a chunk of the table used at the Last Supper and Jesus' Foreskin.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$216.35
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Secret Rome Basilicas and hidden Underground Catacombs Tour
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Secret Rome Basilicas and hidden Underground Catacombs Tour

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Take a journey through the history of Catholicism in Rome on this tour to two of Rome's four papal major basilicas and the Catacombs of Rome. See the sacred sites and holy relics of the Archbasilica of St. John Lateran and the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, and then descend underground to explore the subterranean tombs of the Catacombs.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$60.10
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$60.10
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Catacombs, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and Roman Basilicas Private Tour

Catacombs, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and Roman Basilicas Private Tour

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Rome, the heart of Christianity, the seat of the Catholic Church, is the place where history, faith, and art combine in a unique synthesis of majesty and beauty. The millennia of history of this city lives within each monument: basilicas, churches, catacombs. A journey through Christian Rome is a journey to discover places where one can savor the lively history of men and women, popes, saints, and artists who have dedicated their lives to the Church and to spread the Christian message. As the home of the Pope and the Catholic curia, as well as the locus of many sites and relics of veneration related to apostles, saints and Christian martyrs, Rome had long been a destination for pilgrims. The Via Francigena was an ancient pilgrim route between England and Rome. It was customary to end the pilgrimage with a visit to the tombs of Sts Peter and Paul. For many visitors to Rome, a trip to the catacombs is one of the most moving and memorable parts of their holiday.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$841.38
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Rome: Underground Temples & Crucifixion Relics Walking Tour

Rome: Underground Temples & Crucifixion Relics Walking Tour

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Take a fascinating journey through an underground pagan temple and four impressive churches to understand the very early stages of Christianity. See original relics from the Crucifixion of Christ and soil from the Holy Land.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$90.15
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$90.15
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Private Tour with guide & Luxury Car: Holy Churches of Rome

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

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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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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$361.59
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$361.59
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Underground Rome Tour

Underground Rome Tour

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our tour driver will welcome you at your hotel or any other place of your convenience. We will start the underground tour of Rome with a trip outside the Aurelian Walls and down the ancient Appian Way to the Catacombs of Rome. Returning to the historic center, your tour driver will accompany you on a visit to the Capuchin Crypt, also known as the “Bone Church.” Few attractions in Rome rival this underground crypt created by the Capuchin Friars using thousands of bones of their fellow monks to decorate the walls and ceilings. What you’ll see: Catacombs of St. Callixtus, ancient Basilica of San Clemente, Basilica of St. John in Lateran and Capuchin crypt.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$168.28
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Christian Catacombs & Basilicas Semi Private Tour

Christian Catacombs & Basilicas Semi Private Tour

This tour includes a visit to 2 of the 4 major basilicas in Rome. St. Mary Major is the most important and best preserved of the Roman churches and it's dedicated to the Virgin Mary. St. John’s in Lateran, the real Cathedral of Rome and first Papal residence. After a stop at the Holy Stairs, we proceed to the ancient Appian Way, probably the most important road of the Roman Empire, until we reach the Catacombs of Rome, the ancient underground Christians cemeteries.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$108.18
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$108.18
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Rome between Mysteries and Legends Small Group Walking Tour

Rome between Mysteries and Legends Small Group Walking Tour

Together with your guide, you will go to our first stop of the tour: Basilica of San Pietro in Vincoli, where the chains with which St. Peter was held prisoner are kept. The origins of this basilica are very ancient. This sacred place is home to many artistic wonders, but the one that is certainly the focal point of the visit is Michelangelo's monumental Tomb of Julius II, a marble masterpiece that the artist took a long time to create. Next, we will see Basilica of San Clemente, brought to light during the excavation work begun at the end of the 1800s. The last attraction of our tour is Basilica of San Giovanni in Laterano, the cathedral of Rome. It is the mother and head of all the churches of Rome and the world. On the left side of the piazza is the Scala Santa: according to tradition it is the same that Jesus went up to the Praetorium of Pontius Pilate. In the right corner of the piazza is the Baptistery, built by Constantine, where it is said that he was baptized by San Silvestro.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$42.07
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$42.07
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9-Day Guided Tour to San Giovanni Rotondo and Rome

9-Day Guided Tour to San Giovanni Rotondo and Rome

Discover our itinerary of San Giovanni Rotondo, visiting Assisi and Rome in a way never seen before, with the main sights and getting to know the religious and cultural places, as well as nature and exclusive places through our specialized guide. Our tour always includes all taxes and tickets included with the highest quality. An unforgettable experience.
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  • 9 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$2,133.50
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$2,133.50
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Roman Basilicas and Holy Relics Tour

Roman Basilicas and Holy Relics Tour

You will start the tour in St. Peter’s square, where you will enter St Peter's Basilica, the church par excellence! Inside the great basilica the guide will let you discover the famous statue of Pietà by Michelangelo, Bernini's baldachin, the tomb of St. Peter, the tomb of Pope John Paul II and Christina of Sweden’s funeral monument. After that, the driver will pick-you up and you will be visiting the roman basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore; here you will be stunned by the gorgeous mosaics of the Middle Ages and sacred relics. Always with the driver, you will then continue with the visit of the Church of Santa Croce in Gerusalemme, here the guide will lead you to the discovery of a piece of the Cross of Christ and a spine of the Christ's crown. You will then venture underground. You will finally walk to the Basilica of Saint John Lateran, the most important cathedral of Rome. Here you will find the relics of Saints Peter and Paul, the ancient Cloister, and the Sancta Sanctorum.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$234.38
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Christianity in ancient Rome Private Shore Excursion from Civitavecchia port

Christianity in ancient Rome Private Shore Excursion from Civitavecchia port

Discover many of Rome’s most important landmarks—and learn all about the city’s Christian history—on this full-day shore excursion. Meet your guide directly upon disembarking at the Civitavecchia port, and hop aboard your private vehicle. You’ll visit the Mamertine Prison (entry own expense) to see where Saints Peter and Paul were once supposedly imprisoned; will learn about the Christian past of the Aventine Hill; will stroll the Appian Way and see its famed Catacombs (entry own expense), and more.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$375.62
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$375.62
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The Four Major Papal Basilicas of Rome (8hrs) with a private Guide
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The Four Major Papal Basilicas of Rome (8hrs) with a private Guide

A private tour to discover the secrets of the four most important Basilicas of Rome and of the Christian world. The largest churches built immediately after the legalization of Christianity wanted by the Roman Emperor Constantine in the fourth century after Christ. From the Basilica of San Pietro you will continue your tour inside the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, San Giovanni and San Paolo. The ancient medieval decorations perfectly blended with the Renaissance and Baroque ones, which over the centuries have transformed the Christian buildings, will accompany you on an unforgettable journey through the visions of world famous artists such as Michelangelo and Bernini.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,126.85
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$1,126.85
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Villa D'Este (Tivoli) and Roman Basilicas Private Tour

Villa D'Este (Tivoli) and Roman Basilicas Private Tour

Rome, the heart of Christianity, the seat of the Catholic Church, the place where history, faith, and art combine in a unique synthesis of majesty and beauty. The millennia of history of this city lives within each monument: basilicas, churches, catacombs. A journey through Christian Rome, Italy. and the Catholic curia, as well as the locus of many sites and relics of worship, Christian martyrs, Rome had long been a destination for pilgrims. Masterpiece of the Italian Gardens, Villa D'Este is included in the UNESCO world heritage list. With its concentration of fountains, nymphs, grottoes, plays of water, and music, it constitutes a much-copied model for European gardens in the mannerist and baroque styles.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$552.91
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Basilica of St. John Lateran (Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano) costs USD 33.81. Guided Basilica of St. John Lateran (Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano) tours start around USD 33.81 per person.
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