Must do in Rome: relive the Jubilee of the Middle Ages as you explore the most beautiful basilicas of the Eternal City. Discover important works by Giotto, Michelangelo, and other renowned artists, as you visit St. Peter’s and St. Paul’s on a tour during the Holy Year.
20 participants maximum
Must do in Rome
San Peters’ basilicas, San Poul basilicas, San Jonh basilicas and Sant Maria Major.
Only for 2016 year
10 guests per guide
English at 08:30am
German at 08:30 am
French at 08:30am
Spanish at 08:30am
What You’ll Do
Explore Saint Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican
Visit the famous Saint Paul’s Basilica, first built as a burial chapel
Tour the Basilica of Saint Mary Major atop Esquiline Hill
What to Expect
On this full-day tour you’ll visit the largest and most spectacular basilicas in Rome, reliving the Jubilee of the Middle Ages during the Holy Year.
Begin by the Holy Door and continue to St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican. The Basilica was built by Constantine in 324, and is considered by Catholics to be the mother church. It is also the largest church in the world, and home to works of art by some of the greatest artists, including Giotto and Michelangelo.
Your tour continues with a visit to St. Paul’s Basilica, which stands on the site where St. Paul was buried. It was built first as a burial chapel, then later transformed into a Basilica by Constantine and consecrated by Pope Sylvester I.
Next on the itinerary is the Archbasilica of St. John Lateran, the cathedral of the Diocese of Rome and the official ecclesiastical seat of the Pope.
The day ends at the famous Basilica of Saint Mary Major, the first basilica dedicated to Mary. The Basilica stands at the top of Cispio, one of the peaks of the Esquiline Hill.
According to legend, in 352, the Pope had a dream that the Madonna instructed him to build a church where he found snow. On the morning of 5 August, in the middle of a hot Roman summer, it snowed on Esquilino Hill, and the Pope obeyed the instruction, ordering the church to be built that is now called St. Mary of the Snow.
The tour includes:
1-day bus and metro ticket
The tour does not include:
Near the Obelisk in Saint Peter’s Square (closest Metro station is Ottaviano)
Photos of this tour
Tour meeting point
Tour departs in front of the obeliske in San Peter square, the nearest metro station is Ottaviano"