Christian Rome Three-hour guided tour

Leaving the city center and driving along one of the oldest streets of Rome, The Ancient Appian Way, you will reach and explore the catacombs of Rome, the first underground christian cemetery dating back to the 2nd and 4th century A.D. Afterwards you will visit two of the 4 patriarchal basilicas of Rome: St. John in Lateran, which is considered the cathedral of Rome, and St. Mary Major Basilica.

starting time

Starting time -

starting time

Duration 3 hours

Multi-language

Multi-languageTour guide

Guide languages:

Italian English

Tour highlights

Tour highlights
  • Ancient Appian wayAncient Appian way
  • Visit to the Catacombs Visit to the Catacombs
  • St. John Lateran (Basilica)St. John Lateran (Basilica)
  • St. Mary Major (Basilica)St. Mary Major (Basilica)

Meeting point:

Meeting point

GREEN LINE TOURS  Terminal – Stazione Termini
Via Giovanni Amendola, 32 Roma

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What's included in the price?

Tour description

What's included in the price?

Traveling along the historic Ancient Appian Way, the emblematic avenue of the capital where the “Domine quo vadis?” Chapel is located, we will see the famous catacombs of Rome. These underground constructions were used as burial places in the early years of Christianity, when the faithful were persecuted by the imperial authorities.

After visiting the Catacombs of S. Callisto or Santa Domitilla or San Sebastiano, the first refuge of Christians, we will head to the Basilica of San Giovanni in Laterano, towards the nearby Scala Santa, on whose marble steps we will discover why it is one of the main pilgrimage sites in Rome, revered every year by thousands of faithful.

The tour will continue to Santa Maria Maggiore, one of the four largest basilicas in Rome, such as San Giovanni in Laterano. We will discover its vast artistic heritage by observing the decorative apparatus of the ceiling and columns.

What's included in the price?

What's included in the price?

Included:

  • Bus rideBus ride
  • Local guideLocal guide
  • Catacombs admission ticketCatacombs admission ticket

Not included:

  • Drop-off at the hotelDrop-off at the hotel

Things to know

Things to know

This tour will not take place on Easter holidays, 25 december, 1 january.

Departure with a minimum group of 6 participants.

Entrance to churches requires appropriate dress code (shorts, miniskirts or uncovered shoulders are not allowed).

Big luggage and backpacks are not allowed.

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