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Overview

Seek out the religious gems of Rome on a 2-hour, small-group walking tour. In a group that’s limited to just 15 people, you’ll visit the Basilica of San Giovanni in Laterano, the Scala Santa, and the Basilica of the Holy Cross with a guide. Hear stories about the sacred relics inside the monuments, and discover a side of Rome that many visitors miss.
  • 2-hour walking tour of Rome’s holy sites
  • Learn about the relics inside the Basilica of San Giovanni in Laterano
  • Visit Scala Santa, the holy steps from Jerusalem
  • Discover Renaissance frescoes inside the Basilica of the Holy Cross
  • See relics that are believed to be from the Holy Cross
  • Enjoy personalized attention in a small group of just 15 people
Meet your guide at 4:30pm in Rome’s Piazza San Giovanni, and set off on foot to discover some of the capital’s religious treasures.
Your first stop is the Basilica of San Giovanni in Laterano, Rome’s official cathedral and one of the city’s oldest places of worship. The monumental basilica is home to a wealth of art and relics, so listen to your guide to hear the stories behind the sights.
Pass by the ancient city walls and one of the world’s tallest Egyptian obelisks, then pause at the Scala Santa, a sacred marble staircase that’s set within a chapel building. Hear tales of the steps, which are believed to date back to biblical times, and learn how they were brought from the Holy Land to Italy by St. Helena.
Continue to the Basilica of the Holy Cross where vibrant Renaissance frescoes abound, and see remnants from the Holy Cross such as the nails and thorns among other revered relics. Your tour ends at this basilica, at roughly 6:30pm.
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