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In this page I tried to outline as a Rome Guide the sites of
Rome Christianity in the Eternal City. Being also a Vatican Official Tour Guide, I propose sample of Tours of Christian Rome that are significant for the Christian Religion and with a logic itinerary. I will be your private Roman Catholic Guide in Rome.

As outlined every where else in this web site, we may have a tour combination, being extremely flexible. Here below it is just a list of most significant Churches & Sites of the Christians in Rome that can be visited, you, your party and myself as your private Rome Tour Guide.
Due to the size of the Rome city covered, private Transportation is required in most of the
Christian Tours of Rome.

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CHRISTIAN ROME
- TOUR 1 -
The Three Papal Basilicas with the Holy StairCase
Duration: 4 hours -
Private Transportation: required


The Patricarchal Basilicas are four great Papal churches of Rome, which among other distinctions have the special "holy door" which are only open once every 25 years and to which a visit is always prescribed as one of the conditions for gaining the Roman Jubilee (i.e. : "
Redemption").

Upon renouncing the title of Patriarch of the Western Latin Church, His Holyness Pope Benedict XVI renamed these four basilicas from "Patriarchal Basilicas" to "
Papal Basilicas".

In this first kind of tour, I decided not to include St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City State, and including it in a self and independent itinerary, The Vatican.

St. Paul's Outside the Walls
•St. John in the Lateran (The Cathedral of Rome)
•The Holy Staircase
•S.te Mary Major.


COSTS for an HALF DAY -
4 HOURS TOURS


Including Private Tour Guide & Transportation (private driver/car-minivan-minibus-bus) + 4 hours Tour

  • 1-2 people : 500,00 EUR


  • 3-7 people : 700,00 EUR


  • 8-17 people : 70,00 EUR per person *


  • 18-50 people : 50,00 per person *


* Included the these costs is also the minibus/bus permit & head-sets throughout the tour.

CHRISTIAN ROME - TOUR 2 -
The Origin of the Christian Religion : The Catacombs of Rome, The Old Appian Way & St. Paul's OutSide the Walls.
Duration: 4 hours -
Private Transportation: required.

•The Old Appian Way, also famous for the "Domine, Quo Vadis?" ("My Lord, where are you going"?) pronunced by St. Peter's according to the tradition. Main street of Ancient Rome, Regina Viarum (Queen of the Roads), the Via Appia is where lots of pages of Pagan and Christian history were made since 312 B.C.
•The Catacombs and the Basilica of St. Sebastian: first catacombs in the Christian World, bettern know as the Memoria Apostolorum (The Memory of The Apostles, Peter and Paul). A must in Rome, the Rome Catacombs are 62 and only 5 are open regularly to the public.
•The Basilica of St. Paul's OutSide the Walls, where the Apostle is resting in Peace. Starting 06/29/2008, the his Holyness Pope Benedict XVI inaugurated the "Pauline Year" to celebrate the 2000 years of St. Paul's birth.


COSTS for an HALF DAY -
4 HOURS TOURS


Including Private Tour Guide & Transportation (private driver/car-minivan-minibus-bus) + 4 hours Tour

  • 1-2 people : 500,00 EUR
  • 3-7 people : 700,00 EUR
  • 8-17 people : 70,00 EUR per person *
  • 18-50 people : 50,00 per person *


* Included the these costs is also the minibus/bus permit & head-sets throughout the tour.


CHRISTIAN ROME - TOUR 3 -
The Seven Churches of Rome
Duration: 8 hours -
Private Transportation: required

In the Middle Ages to get the Indulgence it was a real big deal. The Pilgrims started to visit the seven Churches already in the VIth Century. One way to lead the Pilgrimage to Rome was to visit the Four main Papal Basilicas of Rome (so called: the Maiores) and the three Minor ones (Minores). I want to give the chance to visit them all in one full day guided tour in this Christian Rome Tour.

The Seven Basilicas of Rome are:

1) St. Peter's in the Vatican;

2) St. John in the Lateran;
3) St. Paul's Outside the Walls;
4) S.te Mary Major;
5) St. Sebastian Outside the Walls;
6) St. Lawrence Outside the Walls;
7) Holy Cross in Jerusalem.

In each of these Basilicas there are the highest relics of the City of Rome, on the footsteps of Chirst, on the footsteps of the Apostles and the main Roman martyrs of the Christian Religion.


COSTS for a
FULL DAY Guided Tour
The SEVEN Basilicas of Rome with

8 hours tours
Including Private Tour Guide & Transportation (private driver/car-minivan-minibus-bus) + 8 hours Tour

  • 1-2 people : 1.000,00 EUR
  • 3-7 people : 1.200,00 EUR
  • 8-17 people : 125,00 EUR per person *
  • 18-50 people : 100,00 per person *


* Included the these costs is also the minibus/bus permit & head-sets throughout the tour.
Note: lunch, entrance fees (if any) not included in the above costs. To be paid on the post by cash.

CHRISTIAN ROME - TOUR 4 - The Early Christian Basilicas
The Basilicas built on the IVth, Vth, VIth Centuries A.D.
Duration: Full day - 8 hours
Private Transportation Required


This Rome itinerary deals with the immense architectural, religious, historical heritage of those Churches in Rome that made the history of the Eternal City. Rome is not only the Vatican, but mainly the minor Churches around and within the City that made worthy the Grand Tour of the Pilgrimage to Rome throughout 15 Centuries of the Christian devotion.
Visiting the Churches below is like doing a full immersion of the real authentic spirit of the Roman Catholic Churches, austere and simple, most of them built on top of other Churches or upon old Roman structures.

•Basilica of S.te Praxedis
•Basilica of S.te Pudenziana
•Basilica of S.te Cecilia in Trastevere
•Basilica of S.te Sabina at the Aventine Hill
•Basilica of St. Mark at the Capitol Hill
•Basilica of S.te Agnes Outside the Walls
•Basilica of Ss. Cosma and Damiano at the Forum
•Basilica of S.te Mary in Cosmedin (better known as the "Mouth of the Truth")


COSTS for a
FULL DAY Guided Tour
The Early Christian Basilicas of Rome with

8 hours tours
Including Private Tour Guide & Transportation (private driver/car-minivan-minibus-bus) + 8 hours Tour

  • 1-2 people : 1.000,00 EUR
  • 3-7 people : 1.200,00 EUR
  • 8-17 people : 125,00 EUR per person *
  • 18-50 people : 100,00 per person *


* Included the these costs is also the minibus/bus permit & head-sets throughout the tour.
Note: lunch, entrance fees (if any) not included in the above costs. To be paid on the post by cash.


CHRISTIAN ROME - TOUR 5 -
The Renaissance Churches of Rome

The Roman Curia thorughout most of the XVIth Century tried to recuperate the purity of the Christian Faith according to the best European Artists living or working in the city at different times: Michelangelo, Bramante, Raphael, Vignola, Della Porta. The Renaisssance Churches born are the outcome of this incredible skills.
Duration: 4/5 hours.
Private Transportation: not necessary
TIP: suggest to do a combination with the Christian Rome Tour # 6, the Baroque Churches, and have a great walking tour as alternative instead of private transportation.

•Church of Santa Maria della Pace (S.te Mary of Peace)
•Church of San Pietro in Montorio
•Oratory of the Gonfalone
•Church of San Giovanni dei Fiorentini (St. John of the Florentine People)
•Basilica of Santa Maria del Popolo (S.te Mary of the People)
•Basilica of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva


COSTS for an HALF DAY -
4 HOURS TOURS


Including Private Tour Guide & Transportation (private driver/car-minivan-minibus-bus) + 4 hours Tour

  • 1-2 people : 500,00 EUR
  • 3-7 people : 700,00 EUR
  • 8-17 people : 70,00 EUR per person *
  • 18-50 people : 50,00 per person *


* Included the these costs is also the minibus/bus permit & head-sets throughout the tour.

CHRISTIAN ROME - TOUR 6 -
The Baroque Churches of Rome
Duration: 4 or 8 hours

Starting on early XVII
th, one way in which the Church of Rome reacted to the Protestants (Christian Reformed Churches) was by the creation of incredible luxury Churches, ornated, pompous and beautiful decorated ones. This was the Architectural triumph of Rome against the so called eresies, this was also the Baroque in Rome and Rome had its main interpreters: Gian Lorenzo Bernini and Francesco Borromini.

COSTS for an HALF DAY -
4 HOURS TOURS

Including Private Tour Guide & Transportation (private driver/car-minivan-minibus-bus):

  • 1-2 people : 500,00 EUR
  • 3-7 people : 700,00 EUR
  • 8-17 people : 70,00 EUR per person
  • 18-50 people : 50,00 per person.

•Church of San Carlino alle Quattro Fontane
•Church of Sant'Ivo alla Sapienza
•Church of Sant'Andrea al Quirinale
•Church of Sant'Andrea delle Fratte
•Church of Sant'Andrea della Valle
•Church of San Carlo ai Catinari
•Basilica of ss. Carlo e Ambrogio al Corso (St. Charles and St. Ambrose)
•Basilica of Santa Maria in Vallicella (the so called: The New Church or Chiesa Nuova)
•Church of Jesus
•Church of St. Ignatius
•Basilica of Ss. Apostoli
•Church of Santa Maria in Campitelli

COSTS for a FULL DAY - 8 hours Guided Tour
The Baroque Churches of Rome in combination, if required, with the Renaissance Churches.

Including Private Tour Guide & Transportation (private driver/car-minivan-minibus-bus)

  • 1-2 people : 1.000,00 EUR
  • 3-7 people : 1.200,00 EUR
  • 8-17 people : 125,00 EUR per person
  • 18-50 people : 100,00 per person.


CHRISTIAN ROME - TOUR 7 - The Papal Audience
Duration: 3/4 hours - Every Wednesday

On every Wednesday, as long as the Holy Father is in Rome, at 10:30 am starts His General Audience in St. Peter's Square. The Audience is absolutely
FREE, at no cost, as the Church of Rome never speculates on the Faith of the Roman Catholic Religion. Whoever charges you a single EURcent, it is a cheater.

We highly recommend to be there not later than 09:00 am. No reserved places: first comes, first seats. Usually the Audience of the Pope Benedict XVI lasts a couple of hours and, during this time, St. Peter's Basilica is strictly closed to the visitors, due to the presence of the Pope in St. Peter's Square along with nearly average of 50.000 visitors.

How can we provide the tickets for you ? 3 easy steps - We will personally require your tickets at no charge. Send us an e-mail with

1) your first and last names & the total number of participants
2) The Hotel in which are you staying.
3) Then, you can pick them up in an envelope reserved to your name/last name in the Official Vatican Gift Store, located off St. Peter's Square. Any further details will be given on a personal base. Thank you !


in order to maximize your time in Rome, I highly recommend to ask for this tour especially in combination with one of my Private Tours at the Vatican.


At the end of the Papal Audience, we will be walking to the Vatican Museums and, after a quick lunch inside, we will start the tour of the Vatican highlights with the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica.


As further note:
NO LINES to get into the Vatican since I am a Vatican Official Tour Guide !

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