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  1. Italy
  2. Lazio
  3. Rome
  4. Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore

Holy Rome Church and Catacombs Guided Tour

Product ID: 63254
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Visit historic sites and explore some of Rome's holiest highlights from beautiful basilicas to ancient Catacombs. This is truly a tour that will take you through centuries of Rome and back to the early days of Christianity.
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English, German
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English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Highlights
  • Visit the oldest basilica in Rome famous for its Holy Steps
  • Marvel at the beautiful sights of Rome that make it such a historic city
  • Discover one of the most important locations for those who came to Rome on a spiritual pilgrimage
Full description
On this historic tour, marvel at intricately created art masterpieces and visit Scala Santa, one of the most important locations for those who came to Rome on a spiritual pilgrimage.

Start your tour by visiting two of the world's most important Basilicas, the Basilica of Saint John Lateran and the Basilica of Saint Mary Maggiore. Saint John Lateran, the oldest Basilica in Rome, is famous for its Holy Steps, which were the first path for the pilgrims coming to Rome on a spiritual journey. The other basilica of interest, the Basilica of Saint Mary Maggiore, is the largest Catholic Marian church in Rome where you can admire the fabulous 5th-century frescoes and mosaics inside. Under the basilica's altar lies the famous Crypt of the Nativity, which is rumored to contain wood originating from the crib of Jesus Christ.

This holy tour of Rome ends in the historic Appian Way, descending underground to the ancient Catacombs of Rome. Dating back to the 2nd century, these subterranean burial sites are an amazing sight to witness. They also house numerous works of art and are of immeasurable importance to Early Christian art history.
Includes
  • Water
  • Wi-Fi in car
  • Experienced guide
What’s Not Included
  • Tickets
  • Entrance

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From £166.16 Per group up to 3

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Product ID: 63254