LIKE PELLEGRINI: among the most characteristic neighborhoods, influenced by the milestones of Christian Rome
Among the most characteristic neighborhoods, influenced by the milestones of Christian Rome
The tour covers the places of the journey of St. Augustine to Rome to venerate the relics of Saints Peter and Paul, pillars of Christianity and patrons of the city:
- St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican (visit to the Tombs of the Popes optional to be replaced with other stages of your choice)
- Papal Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore
- Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls
Catacombs (optional visit to be replaced with other stages of your choice)
The Basilica of Saint Peter in the Vatican is the undisputed center of Christianity. One of the most magnificent buildings in the world that passes on the signs of outstanding artists such as Michelangelo, Bernini, Bramante, Raffaello and many others.
For two thousand years the first Pope and Apostle St. Peter is buried under the high altar. In the Sacred Grottoes of the Vatican it is possible to admire the tombs of many Popes, including that of San Giovanni Paolo II.
The Papal Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, a church of extraordinary beauty, is the only one to preserve the original structures of its time.
What makes it unique and amiable is the re-enactment, on August 5th of each year, of the “Miracle of the Snowfall”: a cascade of white petals descends from the ceiling, covering the hypogeum and creating almost an ideal union between the assembly and the Mother of God.Tribute to the Madonna who appeared in a dream to those who built it, announcing an unusual snowfall on the future construction area.
The Papal Arcibasilica of San Giovanni in Laterano was founded by the first converted emperor, Constantine I, to become the Cathedral of the Diocese of Rome. It unifies pagan elements, originally a palace of public functions, to religious elements so as to be, according to an ancient tradition, “mother of all the Churches of the world”.
The Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls stands on the presumed burial place of the Saint, patron saint of Rome along with St. Peter
He was born of pagan religion then he converted and became the main Gospel Missionary on whose relics watch monks inhabiting the Abbey since 1300.
OPTIONAL. The Catacombs of Rome are ancient Jewish and Christian cemetery areas. Usually excavated in the tufa outside the ancient city walls, they are made up of underground galleries (ambulacra) along whose tombs were carved the tombs (loculi).
* Prices listed include taxes and do not include the entrance fees to attractions.
** The visit to the tombs of the Popes in the Vatican and the Catacombs is optional and viable substitute for other stages of the route. Price and conduct to be agreed at the time of booking and not inclusive of admissions to attractions.