Catacombs of Rome
A fascinating tour highlighting the history of early Christians during the times of the Romans. You will be met at the hotel by your guide and driver. The tour will take you beyond the imposing Aurelian walls and along the ancient Appian Way to visit one of the catacombs. You will discover the galleries where more than 500,000 Christians were buried, the walls of which are decorated with early Christian symbols and beautiful examples of the first religious representations. On the return to the center of Rome you will stop at the Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls, considered one of the five great ancient basilicas of Rome. The Basilica di San Paolo Fuori le Mura, founded by the Roman Emperor Constantine I is, according to tradition, the burial place of Saint Paul the Apostle. After his burial and execution, Saint Paul’s followers made a memorial called a cella memoriae over the grave. The tour will end back at your hotel.