From the depths of earth to the heights of the Basilicas, discover how the pursuits of the Christians contributed to the art and history of the Roman society
Basilica of San Clemente, Saint John in Lateran, Scala Sancta, Santa Maria Maggiore
€200 (price for a group of 1-5 people)
€20 each additional person
Includes a 25% Discount: Find Out Why Here!
€5 per adult and €3.50 per youth/student
(Entrance fees not included in price of tour)
SUGGESTED START TIME:
9:00 am or 3:00 pm
Transformed over the centuries from a private home where clandestine Christian worship once took place, hidden below the foundations in the underbelly of the earth, the Basilica of San Clemente lies atop a dynamic layered past. Much of Rome’s Christian faith, so apparent on her streets today evolved slowly as the religion gained acceptance and was finally lawful in 313 CE under the Emperor Constantine. On this tour you will move through the various sites essential to the establishment of the Christian faith. In San Giovanni in Laterano (Saint John in Lateran) you will explore the site of the first papal throne, today, the official seat of the pope. In this cluster of buildings you will visit the Scala Sancta (Holy Stairs), said to be the staircase Jesus ascended to meet Pontius Pilate for his trail. Then you will wander over to the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, the largest church in Rome dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Home to stunning mosaics depicting the earliest known representations of Mary. Whatever your religious affiliation, this tour is essential to understanding how the enigmatic city of Rome became the central location for the Papal residence and Catholic Church, how archeological sciences have considered the evidences of the past to expose the multiple layered religious history of the Eternal City and the development from a pagan lead society into a Christian one.
Additional Information and Booking:
Your guide is happy to meet you in the lobby of your hotel (if located in city center).
RomAmor Tours will make all necessary reservations on your behalf when you confirm your tour with us.
The Churches enforce a dress code upon entering. No shorts above the knee and shoulders must be covered at all times for all men, women and children. Please wear comfortable shoes as this tour covers areas of uneven cobblestone and bring a water bottle during the summer months.
Photography is allowed throughout some areas of this tour.
If you have questions regarding this tour, please inquire.