In the footsteps of the Apostle Paul Private Tour

Tour Number

Activity Level

729461


Categories

First Time Visitor, Museums / Culture, Religious Heritage

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 6

Language(s)

explanation

Italian (fluent), English (fluent)

Discover historical evidence of early christian faith!


Discover where in Rome the Apostle Paul spent the last years of his life! A fervent preacher of the Gospel, he was arrested in 59 AD in Jerusalem under the charge of raising turmoil: as a roman citizen he appealed to the Supreme Court in Rome where he was judged not guilty in 62 AD. In those years he lived under custody and worked as a tent-maker in a building now turned into the church of S. MARIA IN VIA LATA. As the repression of the Christians increased he was arrested again and probably imprisoned in the MAMERTINE PRISON together with Saint Peter. Paul died in 67 AD by beheading in the cursed site of Aquae Salviae, where the fortified ABBEY OF THE THREE FOUNTAINS covers and protects the sacred place. His body was then buried closeby in the Ostiense Way cemetery in a marble sarcophagus later covered by a memorial church by order of the Emperor Constantine. The present, magnificent BASILICA OF S. PAUL is a much bigger and impostive version commissioned by the Emperor Honorius and completed in 395 AD.

Itinerary

Church of S. Maria in via Lata
Mamertine Prison
Abbey of the Three Fountains
Basilica of S. Paul

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Hotel

Duration: 4 hours

Transportation

Luxury Mercedes class A cars or Viano vans are used for the necessary transportation from one site to the other. All vehicles are less than 2 y.o., fully equipped with A/C and driven by professionals.
Eating is not allowed on board.

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Private Transportation
  • Admission Tickets

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20 euros - Water and souvenirs

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Restrictions

none

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  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    729461


    Categories

    First Time Visitor, Museums / Culture, Religious Heritage

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes.

    Friendly: Yes.

    Maximum travelers: 6

    Language(s)

    explanation

    Italian (fluent), English (fluent)

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