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  1. Italy
  2. Lazio
  3. Rome
  4. Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano

Christian Rome and Underground Basilicas 3-Hour Tour

Product ID: 45226
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Explore the Christian history beneath the streets of Rome on a 3-hour walking tour of some of its minor basilicas, such as the Basilica of San Clemente, the Santi Quattro Coronati, and the Holy Stairs in the Archbasilica of St. John Lateran.
About this activity
Duration 3 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Spanish, French

Pickup included

At your accommodation in the city center inside the Aurelian Walls.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the Christian history under the churches of Rome
  • Visit the Basilica of San Clemente with its underground rooms from the 1st century
  • Follow the story of Emperor Constantine at the Santi Quattro Coronati
  • Marvel at the Holy Stairs in the Sanctuary near St. John in Lateran
  • Discover unfamiliar Christian treasures
Full description
Enjoy a half-day walking tour of Christian Rome and discover underground treasures in some of the most sensational churches. Your guide will tell you fascinating facts along the way, leading you to the ancient Basilica of San Clemente, and the Cathedral of St. John in the Lateran Palace.

Start at the Basilica of San Clemente, the only church in Rome to be built on 3 different levels. Constructed from the 1st to the 12th centuries, 2 underground floors can now be explored, including the Altar of Mithras from the 1st century.

Continue to the church of the Santi Quattro Coronati, devoted to 4 anonymous saints and martyrs. In 2002, an extraordinary series of frescoes was uncovered depicting scenes from the Zodiac, Four Seasons, Liberal Arts, and King Solomon.

Follow the story of the Emperor Constantine and Pope Sylvester in the Chapel of St. Sylvester, where it is said the famous Constitutum Constantini (Donation of Constantine) took place.

End your tour at the Cathedral of Rome, also known as the Archbasilica of St. John Lateran. The oldest of the 4 Papal Basilicas, St. John Lateran boasts a splendid façade, but it’s the Scala Sancta (Holy Stairs) that will catch your eye.
Includes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Tour guide
  • Entrance ticket to the Basilica of San Clemente
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
Know before you go
• Cancelations made within 72 hours of tour departure will get a full refund but you will not be entitled to a refund if you miss your flight, bus, or train etc.
• You are not permitted to wear shorts or miniskirts or have uncovered shoulders to enter the basilicas
• Please note that this tour operates rain or shine
• The pickup service is available in the city center inside the Aurelian Walls
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.8 / 5
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Review summary
Service
5.0/5
Organization
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Value for money
4.7/5
Safety
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Product ID: 45226