Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore Archaeology

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Rome: Catacombs of Rome and Main Basilicas Half-Day Tour

1. Rome: Catacombs of Rome and Main Basilicas Half-Day Tour

Begin your tour with visits to 2 important basilicas. Discover the Archbasilica of St. John Lateran, the oldest of Rome’s 4 main basilicas and home to the Holy Stairs, a pilgrimage site. Then head to the Basilica of St. Mary Major to see the amazing collection of historic and religious artefacts. Admire the mosaics and the Crypt of the Nativity. Continue along the historic Appian Way, passing the Chapel of Domine Quo Vadis. Arrive at the ancient underground Catacombs of Rome. Explore these remarkable subterranean cemeteries, some dating back to the 2nd century. See historic artwork in the catacombs, and learn about how these underground passageways give insight into the early days of Christianity.

Rome: Hop-On Hop-Off Tour + Colosseum, Forum & Palatine Hill

2. Rome: Hop-On Hop-Off Tour + Colosseum, Forum & Palatine Hill

Experience the best of Rome with a 24-hour open-top hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus taking you through the Eternal City and its major highlights. Hop off and explore at your own pace, plus receive admission to the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill. Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Tour While aboard the bus, listen to engaging audio commentary in 9 languages to learn about Rome’s long and rich history. When hopping off, continue the adventure by taking advantage of the complimentary digital, self-guided walking tours. Explore the Vatican first, passing Castel Sant’Angelo en route to St. Peter’s Square to take in awe-inspiring views of St. Peter’s Basilica. Discover Barberini Square and the iconic Spanish Steps before taking a stroll nearby to soak in the stunning beauty of Trevi Fountain.  Big Bus Rome Red Route: • Termini Station• Santa Maria Maggiore• Colosseum• Circo Massimo• Piazza Venezia• Vatican / Castel Sant’Angelo• Spanish Steps• Piazza Barberini  Colosseum Enjoy the included access to the Colosseum, an amphitheater built during the Roman Empire that entertained Romans for over 500 years. Explore the site and use the audio guide to hear tales of exotic animal exhibitions, prisoner executions, ancient battle recreations, and most famously, the fierce gladiator fights. Roman Forum and Palatine Hill Visit the Roman Forum, the birthplace of Ancient Rome, and explore what was once the heart of the Empire. Learn how the Forum was the central point of Ancient Rome’s politics, religion, and culture. See where Romans voted in their elections, watched trials, and gathered to hear speeches. Explore Palatine Hill, which was once the high-society neighborhood of Ancient Rome’s grand elite. Explore the ruins that Roman emperors and aristocrats once called home.

Rome: Open-Top Bus and Navona Underground Entry Ticket

3. Rome: Open-Top Bus and Navona Underground Entry Ticket

With this ticket you can enjoy Rome from a unique perspective and discover the history of Rome by listening to a multilingual audio commentary, you can get on and get of the IOBUS at any of the stops whenever you want for the entire validity of your ticket. Moreover, you will have included the entrance ticket to the Domitian Stadium one of Imperial Rome’s Seven Wonders, located around 15 feet (4.5 meters) under Piazza Navona and also a digital audioguide of the Square. Board the bus at centrally located stops like Terminal via Marsala (Termini station), the National Roman Museum, Saint Mary Major Church, the Colosseum, Circus Maximus, Venice Square, the Vatican, the Spanish Steps, and the Trevi Fountain.

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What people are saying about Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore

Overall rating

3.4 / 5

based on 6 reviews

Beautiful experience, the guide was very entertaining, you could tell he handled the subject very well, plain to answer any questions, kind, friendly and cordial.

Eric (our guide) did a great job describing the catacombs, their purpose and their history. I had been to this catacomb before and enjoyed visiting again!

The experience of being on holy ground was breathtaking and having the tour given by a priest made the experience even better.

very practical, explanations given all along the way. it's a good way to discover the city when you get there

Tour very nice but the person in stop #3 by coliseum was very rude