Shared Tour: Basilicas and Catacombs with Transportation
Enjoy a journey through Basilicas, Catacombs and ancient streets! We will visit the Basilica of St. John in Lateran (internal visit), cathedral of Rome and of the world, famous for its baroque and medieval masterpieces kept intact inside of it. We will also go to the Holy Stairs, consisting of twenty-eight white marble steps, now encased by wooden steps. According to tradition, the staircases were part of the praetorium of Pilate in Jerusalem, hence were sanctified by the footsteps of Jesus Christ during his Passion. Leaving the Basilica and skirting along the Mura Latine, the tour will pass through the Porta di San Sebastiano to arrive on the Ancient Appian Way, where we will pass the Chapel of "Domine Quo Vadis." There St. Peter supposedly met Jesus while the former was fleeing persecution in Rome. We'll reach the Catacombs (the ancient underground cemeteries and hiding places of the Christians), and after the visit we will continue walking along the Ancient Appian Way. On the way back, from the coach you will enjoy the view of the Caracalla Baths built in Rome between 212 and 216 AD during the reign of the Emperor Caracalla. Also, we will visit inside the Basilica of St Mary Major.
This tour is provided on a reserved basis prior to departure. Passengers must contact the local sightseeing company upon arrival to reconfirm their tour.
Approximately 3 hours
Hotel lobby if pre-arranged
In front of Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri near Metro A line stop Repubblica and Metro A and B line stop Termini.
2:00pm Friday and Saturday only (November-March)
Lunch, beverages, gratuities
Visitors in shorts, low-cut clothing or with uncovered shoulders are not admitted into churches.
Tour does not operate January 1, 6, Good Friday, Easter Monday, May 1, August 15, November 1, December 8, 24, 25 or 31.