Medieval Rome: Colosseum-St Clement Basilica-SS IV Coronati Complex Private tour

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With this 2-hours walking tour in the area around the Colosseum, you will learn about its use in Middle Ages. Your guide will tell about decay and reuse of Colosseum in the “dark age”, when hosted workshops, stables, warehouses and fortress. Different legends depicted the Colosseum as location for black magic, till it was rehabilitated as a place of worship by the Church, with the Via Crucis.

The tour will continue to the Basilica of Saint Clement, with its three-tiered complex of buildings: from the foundations of Republic era villa, to the present Basilica built in the height of Middle Ages. In between, around 200a.D. was a sanctuary of the cult of Mithras, Iranian god, testimony of Eastern religions competitors of early Christianity.

The tour will end visiting the Basilica of Saint Quatto Coronati, an oasis of silence behind the Colosseum, hosting a beautiful cosmatesque cloister and S. Silvester chapel, with frescoes that narrate the legend of the conversion of Constantine

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Duration: 2 hours
Starts: Roma, Italy
Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Historical & Heritage Tours



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With this 2-hours walking tour in the area around the Colosseum, you will learn about its use in Middle Ages. Your guide will tell about decay and reuse of Colosseum in the “dark age”, when hosted workshops, stables, warehouses and fortress. Different legends depicted the Colosseum as location for black magic, till it was rehabilitated as a place of worship by the Church, with the Via Crucis.

The tour will continue to the Basilica of Saint Clement, with its three-tiered complex of buildings: from the foundations of Republic era villa, to the present Basilica built in the height of Middle Ages. In between, around 200a.D. was a sanctuary of the cult of Mithras, Iranian god, testimony of Eastern religions competitors of early Christianity.

The tour will end visiting the Basilica of Saint Quatto Coronati, an oasis of silence behind the Colosseum, hosting a beautiful cosmatesque cloister and S. Silvester chapel, with frescoes that narrate the legend of the conversion of Constantine

Itinerary
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Stop At: Rome Tours with local Guide Marta – Vatican, Colosseum, Trastevere & More Guided Tours, Via Archimede, 28, 00198 Roma RM, Italy

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Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Arco di Costantino, Via di San Gregorio, 00186 Rome Italy

This monument was erected to celebrate the victory of Constantine over Maxentius, and he declared Christianity public worship. This arch is one of major examples of monuments built with intensive use of spolia, by reusing reliefs from 2nd century imperial monuments.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Colosseum, Piazza del Colosseo, 00184 Rome Italy

Listen to the history of Colosseum in Middle Ages: its decline and new function

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Ludus Magnus, Piazza del Colosseo Via Labicana, Rome Italy

The gym where gladiators used to train for the fights

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Basilica of San Clemente, Via Labicana 95, 00184 Rome Italy

Three different churches one on top of the other, dated back to three different eras

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Ss. Quattro Coronati, Via Dei Santissimi Quattro 20, 00184 Rome Italy

Listen to the legend about the “Donation of Constantine”: was a decree used by the Emperor, supposedly to transfer authority over Rome to the Pope

Duration: 20 minutes



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