from/per person Rs 8,490
  • 2 hours

Description

Meet your guide at the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore at about 2pm. Enter the church through one of its five doors and learn about the rituals behind them, and the holy gate that is opened during the Jubilees. Inside the Basilica, see the best preserved late Roman Empire mosaics.
Your guide will show you the highlights in the church, including the chapels of Popes Sixtus V and Paul V, decorated with ancient marble and paintings by disciples of Raphael and Michelangelo. See the Basilica's other precious medieval mosaics and relics, as well as the tombs of the Pontiffs and the grave of Gian Lorenzo Bernini, one of the greatest Baroque architects in Rome.

Continue your tour with a short walk on the Esquilino Hill, where you pass an ancient Roman obelisk and the gate of the city walls. Next you will reach the Basilica of St. Pudentiana, considered one of the oldest places to worship in Rome. This small church contains one of the oldest mosaics of Roman history and is an important destination of pilgrimage.

End your tour with another stop at the Basilica of Saint Praxedis, where the Pillar of the Flogging and other Medieval and Byzantine mosaics are preserved. They decorate the Triumphal Arch above the altar and the Chapel of Saint Zeno.

Your guide will help you relive an important part of Roman history and art that is often overlooked by travelers.


Inclusions

Entrance fees, Local, English-speaking guide, Walking tour


Exclusions

Gratuities, Hotel pickup and drop-off


Additional Information

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, Not wheelchair accessible, A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements, Near public transportation, Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level, This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund, This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate


Others

Location : Rome, Italy
City : Rome
Country : Italy
Departure Time : 2pm
Departure Point : Santa Maria Maggiore
Return Details : Via Merulan
Voucher Requirements : You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
Voucher Option : VOUCHER_E
Duration : 2 hours


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