St. Paul Outside the Walls

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Rome: Half-Day Semiprivate Christian Tour

1. Rome: Half-Day Semiprivate Christian Tour

Discover Rome and explore the sites that have made this city the center of Christianity. Relive this ancient history walking through the impressive Papal Basilicas, places where history, faith and art blend together through the lives of popes, saints and artists. You can visit the Basilica of St. Paul outside the Walls, with its beautiful medieval cloister, then move on to the first basilica in Rome, St. John Lateran, the place of the agreements between the political powers and the power of the church. Continue your journey in Catholicism at the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, the most important of the Roman churches dedicated to the Virgin Mary, with many mosaics and decorations. At the end, admire the elegance and the artistic and architectural majesty of St. Peter's Basilica and the masterpieces of Bernini and Michelangelo.

Rome: Ostiense Street Art Walking Tour

2. Rome: Ostiense Street Art Walking Tour

Stroll through the streets of the Ostiense district with your guide and admire amazing works of contemporary art. Hear anecdotes and secrets about a series of striking murals created by urban artists during the last decade. Identify all the famous celebrities in alphabetical order on the Wall of Fame by JB Rock. See cherished cartoon characters on the walls of the headquarters of the Cartoon Network, created to celebrate the 25th anniversary of its foundation. Discover murals that reflect current social and political issues worldwide.

Discover Catholic Rome Half-Day Private Tour by Car

3. Discover Catholic Rome Half-Day Private Tour by Car

Explore the spiritual heart of Rome on an exclusive half-day tour of the city’s papal basilicas and jewels. Not only of inestimable religious value, the Catholic churches in the city center are of tremendous artistic and cultural heritage. The tour covers 4 basilicas, starting with the Basilica of St. Peter’s. Marvel at the magnificent portico designed by Bernini, and the world famous dome by Michelangelo. Continue to the Basilica of St. John Lateran, the oldest of the 4 major basilicas in Rome and renowned as "The Mother of All Churches in the World." Next, go to Esquiline Hill, one of the legendary 7 Hills of Rome, and see the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, the largest Catholic Marian church in the city. Based on Hellenistic principles, the church contains some stunning examples of Late Antique mosaics. Go to the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls, built on the burial site of the apostle Paul, and learn its history from the days of Emperor Constantine. End with a visit to the lesser known church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin, and see the famous Bocca della Verità ("Mouth of Truth") in its portico. A tour guide is not included; a suggestion may be to bring a guidebook. Remember to check the website for opening times of the location and the price of entrance ticket. Entrance fees are not included.

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What people are saying about St. Paul Outside the Walls

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 4 reviews

An off-the-beaten path tour that was great for our teenagers. Combined with seeing ancient Roman ruins and Renaissance paintings and sculptures during our week in Rome, they could see the trajectory of art over the centuries. And it gave them something to see that was very relevant to their lives today.

A big thank you to our guide, despite the rain she gave us a fantastic morning. An incredibly great and informative tour through the street art scene of Rome. If you love art, you shouldn't miss this tour.

VERY PARTICULAR CHARACTERISTIC OF THE CITY, DEFINITELY TO BE DONE TO HAVE A GLOBAL VISION, ALSO BECAUSE YOU ARE CROSSING LIVING AND CHARACTERISTIC DISTRICTS THE GUIDE WAS COMPETENT, AVAILABLE AND PUNCTUAL

Excellent for those who love Street Art and want to deepen their knowledge of the Ostiense district at the same time