Tour Catacombs of Rome, St. John, and Holy Stairs
Rome Tour Undergrounds Catacombs and S. Giovanni Holy Stairs. A Tour in Rome will take you to the famous Basilica of St. John Lateran, Scala Santa, and more.
AFTERNOON GROUP TOUR
ROUTE ON FOOT, NO SHORTS, NO SLEEVELESS OUTFITS
- Holy Stairs
- Basilica of St. John Lateran and Santa Maria Maggiore
- Ancient Appian Way – Mausoleum Cecilia Metella
- The Catacombs
Tour catacombs of Rome, St. John, and Holy Stairs – Leaving from Piazza San Bernardo, crossing Piazza Della Repubblica, we will reach and visit the Basilica of St. John in Lateran (interior visit), the cathedral of Rome, and the world, famous for its baroque and medieval masterpieces kept intact inside.
Hence, we will go to the Holy Stairs, consisting of twenty-eight white marble steps, now encased by wooden steps. According to tradition, the staircases were part of the praetorium of Pilate in Jerusalem and were sanctified by Jesus Christ’s footsteps during his Passion.
Leaving the Basilica and skirting along the Mura Latine, the tour will pass through the Porta di San Sebastiano to arrive on the Ancient Appian Way, where we will find the Chapel of “Domine Quo Vadis” where St.Peter supposedly met Jesus while the former was fleeing persecution in Rome.
We’ll reach the Catacombs, and after the visit, we will continue walking along the Ancient Appian Way up to the Mausoleum of Cecilia Metella, built around 50 B.D.
On the way back from the coach, you will enjoy the view of the Caracalla Baths: they were Roman public baths, or thermae, built in Rome between 212 and 216 AD, during the reign of Emperor Caracalla.
|From April 1st to October 31st
Monday – Wednesday – Friday
|From November 1st to March 31st
Wednesday – Sunday Afternoon
|DEPARTURE TIME SUGGESTED||From hotel 1:15 / 2:15 pm
From agency 2:30 pm