Pagans, Christians and the Dawn of the Church and The Papacy - Private Tour

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  • Duration: 4 Hours (approx.)
  • Location: Roma, Italy
  • Product code: RM0102

Pagans, Christians and the Dawn of the Church  and the Papacy

This tour follows the first steps of the Church in Rome: we’ll start from the three Levels of the Church of San Clement, with a Roma Mithraeum and the Paleochristian Church built one on top. After the devastation left by the Normans in the XI century, the old basilica was buried and hence preserved, and a new wan was built on top of it which is the San Clemente we have today, with its beautiful mosaics and frescoes. 

 Then we’ll go on with the Santi Quattro Coronati, a fortified monastery, ending up with the tour of the Lateran and the Basilica of Saint John and the Sancta Sanctorum. This is where the Papacy resided for nearly a thousand years: according to the traditions Emperor Constantine himself was supposedly baptized in the baptistry of Saint John's Basilica.