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Christian Rome & Underground Basilicas Tour

By Welcome Italy
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Selective hotel pickup
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Cleaning and safety practices

Masks required
Vehicles and venues disinfected
Personal safety equipment


  • Small-group max 12 people

  • Ancient cellars & underground of Basilica of San Clemente

  • 5th-century church & courtyard of Santi Quatto Coronati

  • Holy Stairs of 524 AD St. John in the Lateran archbasilica

  • Fascinating stories about centuries of religious heritage

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About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    3 hours guided walking tour

  • What's included

    Admission to Basilica St. Clemente

  • What's included

    Pick up and drop off at hotel centrally located

  • What's excluded

    Service charge

Know Before You Book

  • Maximum group size is 12 people.

  • Hotel pickup is available from most centrally located Rome hotels.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

  • Provide the Correct address of your accommodation , hotel, B&B

  • Provide the correct phone number with international country code

  • One day before 24 H. Call to confirm the pick up

  • Without this information we can not guarantee the correct service

  • Not wheelchair accessible

What you can expect

Delve into centuries of Christian heritage with a half-day exploration of Rome's hidden religious sites. Discover underground treasures, hear about holy relics that have drawn pilgrims to the city for millenia, and see landmarks where major moments in Christian history took place.

Kick off your exploration at the Basilica of San Clemente, a fascinating church built over time in 3 separate levels. Hear how the earliest portions of the church were discovered as you tour the 2 underground floors and get a close-up look at the Altar of Mithras from the first century.

Continue on to the ancient basilica of the Santi Quattro Coronati, dedicated to the memory of 4 anonymous saints and martyrs. See the extraordinary frescoes that were uncovered here in 2002, which represent the zodiac, the four seasons, the liberal arts, and King Solomon.

Your guide shares facts about the Emperor Constantine and Pope Sylvester as you enter the Church of Saint Sylvester the First, where the forged document The Donation of Constantine claims that Constantine the Great transferred authority over Rome and much of the Roman Empire to the pope.

Your final stop is at the Papal Archbasilica of St. John in the Lateran. As the cathedral of the Bishop of Rome (the Pope), this ancient place of worship ranks above all other Catholic churches, including St. Peter's Basilica. Here, you can walk up the white marble Holy Stairs, said to be the steps that Christ climbed during his trial before Pontius Pilate.

Coronavirus information:

Below a brief list of the measures will be taken to ensure the safety of customers during the tours and on board our vehicles:

  • gloves and surgery masks;

  • disinfectant gel

  • Sanitization of vehicles at the end of each tour

  • staff, assistants, guides, drivers wearing masks and gloves

  • preventive information to the customer once on board the vehicles

  • the capacity of minivans and groups will be regulated according to the law and regulations of the virus corona in customer protection

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
  • Vehicles and venues kept vacant between travellers

Social distancing

  • Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

  • Personal protective equipment worn by staff
  • Temperature checks given to staff
  • Masks required
  • Masks provided
  • Hand sanitiser provided
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Activity Location

  • Rome city center
  • Rome Lazio

Meeting/Redemption Point

    • Hotel Pickup
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    • Rome Lazio

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