The early Christian Basilicas
The tour is a fantastic journey to discover how much the history of Rome is related to the history of Christianity. We'll start the tour from the basilica of St. Paul outside the wall the place where St. Paul is buried since the 1st century A. C. Then we'll move by metro or taxi to St. John in lateran wich is the cathedral of Rome built by the emperor Costantine in the 4th century after Christ. We'll have the chance to see also the Holy stairs wich is one of the most important relics of Rome; after that we'll move(walking or metro) to St. Mary Major, one of the 4 main basilicas of Rome the first one dedicated to the Virgin Mary and built in the 5th century after Christ. The basilica of St. Mary keeps inside some of the oldest mosaics in Rome dating back to the 5th century A. C.
St. John in lateran
St. mary major
St. Paul outside the wall
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: At your hotel or right in front to the entrance of the Basilica of St.Paul outside the walls (i'll have a folder with your name on it)
End location: At your hotel or nearby a metro and taxi station
Duration: 3 hours 30 min.
My service as a local guide for 3 and 1/2 hrs tour of Christian Rome
Estimated Local Cash Needed
5 Euro - The extra price is for transportation by metro
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Ennio put this tour together for us as we were interested in the non Vatican related Christian sites of importance in Rome. The tour was outstanding in every respect. Ennio speaks perfect English and is a great communicator. It shows that he has two advanced degrees in Italian history and art. This tour is great for all but especially non Catholic Christians. I highly recommend Ennio as perhaps the best tour guide I have had among many international tours.