Visit historic sites and explore some of Rome's holiest highlights.
What to Expect
Marvel at intricately created art masterpieces and visit Scala Santa, one of the most important locations for those who come 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 is the oldest basilica in Rome famous for its Holy Steps. These steps, in Italian "Scala Santa" , was the first path for the pilgrims coming to Rome on a spiritual journey, meaning the footsteps of Jesus Christ before his crucifixion. The Basilica of Saint Mary Maggiore is the largest Catholic Marian church in Rome. Inside you can admire the fabulous 5th century frescoes and mosaics.
Under the basilica's altar lies the famous Crypt of the Nativity, which is rumored to contain wood originating from the holy crib of Jesus Christ. Next, visit the depths of Rome with a tour of the ancient Catacombs.
The holy tour of Rome ends in the historic Appian Way , descend underground to the ancient Catacombs of Rome.Dating back to the 2nd century, these subterranean burial sites are an amazing sight to see. The Catacombs also house numerous works of art and are of immeasurable importance to Early Christian art history.