Passing Piazza Barberini with the Triton Fountain by Bernini, we visit St. Mary Major, the most beautiful Basilica to Mary, Mother of Christ, with gorgeous mosaics and the relics of Jesus' cradle. We continue to St. John in Lateran where we stop for a visit. This is the Cathedral of Rome and was the first Papal residence. Inside there are masterpieces that range from the Middle Ages to the Baroque period. We stop at the Holy Stair then drive down the first part of the Appian Way where we have a view of the Domine Quo Vadis Chapel before reaching the Catacombs (Domitilla, St.Callisto or St. Sebastiano) whose ancient underground tunnels were the first burial places for Christians and Hebrews. The tour ends with a panoramic view of the Baths of Caracalla.
Appropriate dress should be worn in places of worship.
Pick up from most hotels can be arranged with the supplier directly. This tour is operated in air conditioned vehicles.
- Length3 hours
- Not available dates12/25/2013, 1/1/2014, 4/20/2014, 5/1/2014, 12/25/2014