Churches of Rome is the mid-point between Hidden Churches of Rome and Patriarchal Basilicas of Rome.
Duration 3h : 30m
20 participants maximum
Churches in Rome
See and learn about the largest and most important churches in Rome’s historic centre!
You will get your fill of Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque Rome inside each of these five magnificent buildings, which the vast majority of tourists rarely see even after repeat visits to the Eternal City.
The tour covers the greater part of ancient Rome and has been tailored for pilgrim groups and families. We have taken great care to select churches which are relatively free of the big tourist groups which plague so many historic places in the city centre. Churches of Rome is an adjunct to Hidden Churches of Rome and prologue to Patriarchal Basilicas of Rome, for travellers who know that the best way to learn about a new city is through art and architecture.
You will visit five of the most historically significant churches in Rome’s centro storico, starting beside the Patriarchal Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore and finishing on Piazza della Rotonda (Pantheon), where you can sit down and relax in a particularly beautiful part of ancient Rome where time seems to have stood still for two millennia and more. World-renowned art and sculpture by such luminaries as Bernini, Lippi, and Michelangelo will captivate, each and every church a treasure chest of precious creations. Relics in these churches are common, and many believers thought they originated from the True Cross or other structure relating to the flogging and crucifixion of Jesus in Jerusalem. They were, however, part of a booming medieval trade in fake artefacts.
Churches of Rome traverses the historic heart of Rome, so you will benefit from taking a tour within a tour. Many ancient ruins and remains in the Field of Mars (Campus Martius) lie en route.
When a church listed in our itinerary is closed due to acts of God, religious holidays and / or festivals, other factors beyond our control etc. (closures, however rare, can happen at any time without advance warning), more time will be spent in the next church on the way.
"Churches of Rome" operates with a minimum of four (4) pax. If less than a total of four (4) people have booked on any given day, we reserve the exclusive right to cancel and issue a full refund to clients prior to the date of the tour.
• Apr 1st - Nov 10th: Wed, Fri, Sat.
• Nov 11th - Mar 31st: Saturdays only.
• Tour does not run on public holidays.
• Sturdy, comfortable footwear advised.
• Average group size: 5 persons.
• Exertion level: moderate.
• ** Moderate paced walking required.
• NOT wheelchair accessible.
Inside the Churches of Rome, for both ladies and men, knees and shoulders must be covered. For men, no shorts of any kind are allowed. No exceptions are made.
No hidden costs, English speaking guide, personalized assistance.
The tour includes:
Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri
Santa Maria sopra Minerva
Photos of this tour
Tour meeting point
16:00 PM by the news stand on Via Liberiana, to the left of Santa Maria Maggiore church when you are facing the main entrance.