THE BASILICAS OF SANTA MARIA MAGGIORE AND SAINT JOHN IN LATERAN, THE ANCIENT
APPIAN WAY AND THE CATACOMBS
From April 1st to Oct. 31st 2016
Afternoon (except on the day of the Marathon of Rome and Easter)
Monday – Wednesday – Friday
From Nov. 1st 2016 to Mar. 31st 2017 - Afternoon
Wednesday – Sunday (except Jan. 1st and Dec. 25)
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.
From Hotel 1:15/2:15 pm.
From Agency 2:30 pm.
*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.
On the retour the bus stops at:Piazza Venezia – Piazza Cavour – Piazza Barberini – Piazza della Repubblica – Stazione Termini