Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano
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  • Holy Rome Church and Catacombs Guided Tour

    1. Holy Rome Church and Catacombs Guided Tour

    On this historic tour, marvel at intricately created art masterpieces and visit Scala Santa, one of the most important locations for those who came to Rome on a spiritual pilgrimage. Start your tour by visiting two of the world's most important Basilicas, the Basilica of Saint John Lateran and the Basilica of Saint Mary Maggiore. Saint John Lateran, the oldest Basilica in Rome, is famous for its Holy Steps, which were the first path for the pilgrims coming to Rome on a spiritual journey. The other basilica of interest, the Basilica of Saint Mary Maggiore, is the largest Catholic Marian church in Rome where you can admire the fabulous 5th-century frescoes and mosaics inside. Under the basilica's altar lies the famous Crypt of the Nativity, which is rumored to contain wood originating from the crib of Jesus Christ. This holy tour of Rome ends in the historic Appian Way, descending underg...

  • Rome: Christian Basilicas & Secret Catacombs

    2. Rome: Christian Basilicas & Secret Catacombs

    The tour will start with a visit to the splendid Basilica of St. Mary Major, one of the four papal basilicas of Rome and the most important church dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Continuing through the Via Appia Antica up to the Catacombs of San Callixto or Santa Domitilla, you will go down for a visit of about 30 minutes to learn about early Christian cemeteries and shelters. Returning downtown to the city, admire the beautiful Basilica of St. John Lateran, the "Mater et Kaput" of all the churches of Rome and the world, surrounded by a complex including the Pontifical Lateran Palace, the Palace of the Canons, the Pontifical Roman Major Seminary and the Pontifical Lateran University. Both territories are on the Italian land. Where the basilicas arise, enjoy the privileges of extraterritoriality recognized by the Holy See that holds the full and exclusive jurisdiction. Your last stop will...

  • From Rome: Full-Day Best of Christian Rome Tour with Lunch

    3. From Rome: Full-Day Best of Christian Rome Tour with Lunch

    This tour will start with a pick-up from your accommodation in Rome. A professional English-speaking driver with a private minivan will be with you for the entire day. It isn’t impossible to concentrate 17 centuries of history in one tour. Be guided to visit the most significant sites of the Catholic Church in Rome. Official licensed guides, if booked, will be selected by the local tour operator. Feast on a lunch in a typical Roman restaurant. Consider that in high season from April to October, you must book the tour option with guide included a minimum of 30 days in advance. During your private tour, you will enjoy landmarks such as Saint John Lateran, the Holy Stairs, Saint Mary Major, Saint Paul Outside the Walls, Christian Catacombs on the Ancient Appian Way and St. Peter’s Basilica (if and when open). Dedicated to John the Baptist and John the Evangelist, the Basilica of St. John L...

  • Rome: Catacombs and Christian Roots Half-Day Tour

    4. Rome: Catacombs and Christian Roots Half-Day Tour

    Travel back in time on a half-day tour that explores the origins of Christianity in Rome. Following a pick-up from your hotel, your English-speaking driver will take you to Esquiline Hill, one of Rome’s legendary 7 hills. Go inside the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore to discover some of its sacred treasures. Continue to the Holy Staircase and Lateran Palace, before looking inside the spectacular Basilica of San Giovanni. Next, travel along the ancient Appian Way, passing the Chapel of Domine Quo Vadis en route to the Catacombs. Tour the Catacombs of S.Callisto, Santa Domitilla, or San Sebastiano depending on seasonal conditions. Explore the underground cemeteries and hiding places of the early Christians, before ending with a spectacular view of the Baths of Caracalla.

    We were pleasantly surprised by this tour and it turned out to be quite a treat. We were collected by our personal friendly guide in a very comfortable vehicle and taken to quite a few sites. Some sites we were not even aware of. Definately great tour to give your feet a bit of a rest and for someone else to drive you around giving information willingly. Definately recommend this tour if you have more than 3 days in Rome.

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What people are saying about Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano

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3.8 / 5

based on 57 reviews

Very interesting visit

We finally visited monuments that despite many visits to Rome we had never been able to include in the tours. Only two problems to report: Primo was the expectation of finding a tour guide and not just a driver, who nevertheless tried to give us some historical information in his possession. Second problem was that for the entrance to the catacombs the ticket was not included in the cost of the tour and we had to buy it. The organization in general and the driver's guide were positive.

Perfect and interesting tour to take a break from walking around Rome.

We were pleasantly surprised by this tour and it turned out to be quite a treat. We were collected by our personal friendly guide in a very comfortable vehicle and taken to quite a few sites. Some sites we were not even aware of. Definately great tour to give your feet a bit of a rest and for someone else to drive you around giving information willingly. Definately recommend this tour if you have more than 3 days in Rome.