Our Christian Rome tour starts in your hotel if it is located in downtown
First stop at the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels and the Martyrs at Republic Square. Michelangelo enclosed this church in the remains of the biggest Baths of Diocletian built in 306 A.D. The Romans believed that good health come from bathing, exercises, eating and massages.
This church host the Tombs of General Armando Diaz and Admiral Paolo Thaon di Revel, who were the commanders responsible for winning the World War I in the Italian front.
Then we will continue to the Basilica of Saint Mary Major, that is the most important and the largest church dedicated to the Virgin Mary in Rome. According to the Lateran Treaty the Basilica located in Italian territory is owned by the Holy See and enjoys extraterritorial status like the foreign embassies.
Here we can see one of the Holy Door that is open every 25 years. And the other Sistine Chapel in Rome named after Pope Sixtus V and not to be confused with the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican. And, we will see the famous Salus Populi Romani the icon of the Virgin Mary where the Pope Francis prayed the day after he was elected.
After we reach the area of St. John in Lateran, the Cathedral of Rome. Here we can see the Apostolic Palace of the Lateran were the Popes lived before moving into the Vatican City.
At the end, you will be able to climb the Holy Stairs that according to the tradition was the same one used by Jesus Christ in the Palace of Poncious Pilatus
Our Christian Rome tour last about 3 hours.
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Duration: 3 hours walking tour.
Weather: Take place sun or rain.
When: Everyday except on Sundays.
Places that we will visit: Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels, Basilica of St. Mary Major, The Holly Staircase, Basilica of St. John in Lateran.
Meeting Point: Piazza della Repubblica at the main door of the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels.
Dressing Code: As in all the Roman Churches, they required shoulder and knees covered. Shorts and skirt are fine, but under your knees.