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San Crisogono: Our most recommended tours and activities

Rome: Underground Trastevere Guided Walking Tour

1. Rome: Underground Trastevere Guided Walking Tour

Meet your guide near the beautiful Tiber River, then travel back in time as you explore the picturesque streets of Trastevere. Head to the medieval Basilica of Saint Crisogono, which boasts an impressive interior. Next, go underground and find yourself in 4th century Rome. Soak up the unique atmosphere of this underground basilica, admiring its ancient frescoes and mysterious crypts. Head to the Church of Santa Cecilia next, and find its 3rd century mosaic flooring underground. Learn about the legendary Santa Cecilia, as well as her macabre death. Arrive at the Cavallini Room next, and marvel at the Last Judgement masterpiece (morning tours only). End the tour in the heart of Trastevere, in front of the golden mosaics of Santa Maria, one of the oldest churches in Rome.

Rome: Trastevere & Jewish Ghetto Self-Guided Tour

2. Rome: Trastevere & Jewish Ghetto Self-Guided Tour

Learn the history of Rome's Jewish community in the former Jewish Ghetto and discover the Trastevere district on a self guided audio tour. Start your self-guided experience walking through the quaint avenues of Trastevere. Admire the famous Basilica of Santa Maria. Continue on to the Jewish Ghetto, located near the Tiber River. Pass through the iconic Isola Tiberina and stroll down charming streets. See the Great Synagogue, the symbol of the emancipation of the Jewish community in Rome. Learn about the history of the Roman Jewish community during the Roman Republic. Use your smartphone to listen to audio commentary about the areas you're visiting. Enjoy an opportunity to learn about the history, culture, and traditions of one of the oldest communities in Europe.

Rome: Trastevere Guided Walking Tour

3. Rome: Trastevere Guided Walking Tour

Get a little closer to the history, legends, and folklore of Tiber Island and one of Rome's most significant neighborhoods, Trastevere. Follow your guide through the hidden squares, gems, and monuments while learning about the sacred stories and legends of Romans passed. Meet your guide at Fabrico Bridge and begin the walk to the only island in the Eternal city. Cross over the oldest Roman bridge still in use that connects the left bank of Tiber River with the island. Travel back in time and retrace the steps of the Greeks and Romans. Once on the island, learn of how it was originally formed by volcanic rock and river sediment that accumulated over many millennia. Admire the island's ship-like shape and discover the stories about the smallest inhabited island in the world. Continue on to Rome's prettiest neighborhood, Trastevere. As you walk, come across the Basilica of San Crisogono, one of the oldest Roman Basilicas. Take the time to admire it without the presence of many tourists and prepare to be enchanted by the frescoes. Once at the Piazza di Santa Maria, discover the first official place of Christian worship in Rome and the beautiful Basilica with artistic treasures and masterpieces to explore. Wander the crooked streets and romantic alleys and reach the Piazza San Cosimato. Admire its homonymous church dating back to the 10th century from the outside and reach the Baroque Church of San Francesco a Ripa. Finish the tour passing by the Basilica of Santa Cecilia, patron saint of musicians, and head back to Tiber Island.

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What people are saying about San Crisogono

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 21 reviews

Our guide was a highly intelligent, well educated lady who shared an incredible amount of history about the first 200 years in the early Christian church. She was well spoken, witty, and truthful about how some of it is educated guesswork. We learned about the art, the culture, the architecture, and so much more in the few hours that we were with her. We were in Italy for 10 days and she was by far the best tour guide of them all. She went well above and beyond to give us a thorough and truly wonderful tour that was the highlight of our trip. We felt bad because we did not have enough euros on hand to give her a very large tip, which she definitely had earned. Please plan ahead and make sure you tip her well (although tipping is not required).

This was the best tour I ever had! Marco is so friendly and knowledgeable about his city. Everything we saw was fascinating and I loved having such a personable guide. I would love to go on another tour with him!

Our guide was excellent and went beyond our expectations. She is a wealth of culture and archeology. We will keep a great souvenir of the tour

Our escort was great. Thanks x the wonderful experience

The guide Jose was excellent! We enjoyed the walk.