Catacombs, Appian Way and Roman Basilicas Private Tour

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Following the footsteps of St. Peter to the district, home to the warm spirit, and the famous wealthy and famous families in Rome, the Appian Way, known as the Queen of Roads. It is dated 312 BC and was also flanked by mausoleums and the unmissable Christian Catacombs. Persecution of many Christian martyrs under pagan Emperors, whose bones, once buried underground, became objects of veneration.

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Duration: 4 to 5 hours
Starts: Rome, Italy
Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Literary, Art & Music Tours



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Following the footsteps of St. Peter to the district, home to the warm spirit, and the famous wealthy and famous families in Rome, the Appian Way, known as the Queen of Roads. It is dated 312 BC and was also flanked by mausoleums and the unmissable Christian Catacombs. Persecution of many Christian martyrs under pagan Emperors, whose bones, once buried underground, became objects of veneration.

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Stop At: Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, Via Appia Antica 110, 00179 Rome Italy

Rome’s catacombs. Founded at the end of the 2nd century and named after Pope Calixtus I, they became the official cemetery of the newly established Roman Church. In the 20km of tunnels explored to date, archaeologists have found the tombs of 16 popes, dozens of martyrs and thousands upon thousands of Christians. Tours of the seemingly endless corridors stretching underground.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Via Appia Antica, Via Appia, Rome Italy

The Appian Way was Europe’s first super highway and remains one of the best attractions in Rome. It was ancient Rome’s most important military and economic artery and it’s largely intact today! Called the “Queen of Roads”, it was built in 312 BC!

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Basilica Papale San Paolo Fuori le Mura, Piazzale di San Paolo 1, 00146 Rome Italy

The Basilica of St. Paul, the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls is one of the four major basilicas of Rome, and the second largest after St. Peter’s Basilica. It was founded on the burial ground of St. Paul.On the basilica’s walls, Pope John Paul II, Pope Francis.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano, Piazza di Porta San Giovanni, 4, 00184 Rome Italy

The Lateran Palace was handed over by Constantine to the Bishop of Rome. The Basilica is the “Mother of all Churches” because it is the first church of the world.The Cathedral of Rome is among the most beautiful churches in Rome and is a definite must-see.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, Piazza di Santa Maria Maggiore 42, 00185 Rome Italy

The Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore is an ancient Catholic basilica that is considered to be the largest church dedicated to the Virgin Mary in Rome. The Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore was built in the mid-century under the orders of Pope Liberius. According to legend, the Virgin appeared before the Pope with the instructions for building the church.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Piazza di San Pietro in Vincoli 4/a, 00184 Rome Italy

San Pietro in Vincoli (Saint Peter in Chains) was built during the fifth century to house the relic of Saint Peter’s chains when he was imprisoned in Rome and Jerusalem. The church is also renowned because it houses Michelangelo’s statue of Moses.

Duration: 30 minutes



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