Itineraries: detail


May 04 2011

CHRISTIAN ROME

THE BASILICAS OF SANTA MARIA MAGGIORE AND SAINT JOHN IN LATERAN,THE ANCIENT APPIAN WAY AND THE CATACOMBS

Every afternoon except March 20st, Christmas, New Year and Easter.

Approx. 3 hours

The first stop will be on the Esquiline Hill where our guide will show you some of the treasures inside the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, before continuing by coach to stop and see the Holy Staircase and the Lateran Palace before visiting inside the
Basilica of San Giovanni*, the cathedral of Rome (visit inside). Then proceeding along the Ancient Appian Way, you will pass by the Chapel of Domine Quo Vadis before arriving at the Catacombs, the ancient underground cemeteries and first hiding places
for the Christians. A visit will be made to either the Catacombs of S. Callisto, Santa Domitilla or San Sebastiano depending upon seasonal conditions. The tour will end
with a spectacular view of the Baths of Emperor Caracalla. Return to the vicinity of your hotel.


DEPARTURE:
From Hotel 1:30/2:15 pm Nov. - Feb.
From Agency 2:30 pm Nov. - Feb.
From Hotel 2:00/2:40 pm Mar. - Oct.
From Agency 3:00 pm Mar. - Oct.

COST: E 47,00


*N.B. ENTRANCE TO BASILICAS AND CATACOMBS REQUIRES APPROPRIATE ATTIRE
(NO SHORTS, MINISKIRTS OR UNCOVERED SHOULDERS). IT IS ALSO ADVISABLE TO
WEAR COMFORTABLE SHOES FOR BOTH VISITS.



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