• Duration: 3 hours
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Rome is a city blessed with over 900 hundred churches and each is a treasure of art and architecture unto themselves. On this tour, we will explore theology and history behind honouring Mary and the Saints and learn how the art and architecture expressed such piety.

Our tour begins at the Church of Santa Maria Degli Angeli e dei Martiri located near Termini train station and build into the Roman ruins of the Baths of Diocletian. There you will see not only the architectural talents but the faith of the third-order Franciscan artist Michelangelo Buonarroti.

From there we make our way to Church of Santa Maria Della Victoria holding the then-controversial and powerful baroque statue of the Ecstasy of Teresa by Gian Lorenzo Bernini.

We then make our way to the Church of San Andrea Della Frate near the house of Bernini it holds two original angelic statues once set on the Angels Bridge of Rome. On we go to the Church of San Lorenzo in Lucina named for the 4th-century deacon and Martyr.

We continue on to The Church of San Silvestro in Capite originally built in the 8th century to house relics brought from the catacombs among which still held in the church are the fragments of the head of John the Baptist.

And lastly, we make our way the Church of the Twelve Holy Apostles built to celebrate a defeat of the Ostrogoths in the Byzantine attempt of Justinian to recapture the west. Originally dedicated to the Apostles James the younger and Philip whose relics were brought from the catacombs to the church in the 9th century. 

Please note: This tour does not include hotel pick up and drop off service. This means that you will have to arrange your own transfers to reach the designated meeting point and start the tour. Meeting point: Basilica Santa Maria degli Angeli e Martiri, Piazza Repubblica, Rome, 00185


Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri, Rome

Ancient Basilica built into the Baths of Emperor Diocletian and showing the faith of Michelangelo

Duration: 20 minutes 

Santa Maria della Vittoria, Rome

Visit the masterpiece of Bernini - the baroque statue of the ecstasy of St Theresa

Duration: 20 minutes 

Basilica di Sant'Andrea delle Fratte, Rome

Site of a Marian Apparation and involved with the cults of St Maximilian Kolbe, St Catherine Laboure and Blessed Alphonse Ratisbonne. It also contains sculptures by Bernini.

Duration: 25 minutes 

San Lorenzo in Lucina, Rome

Church over where St Lawrence administered alms to the poor under his role of Arch-Deacon of Rome before his horrific execution and martyrdom.

Duration: 20 minutes

Chiesa di San Silvestro in Capite, Rome

Church containing relics of countless martyrs brought from the catacombs but which is also held to hold fragments of the head of St John the Baptist

Duration: 20 minutes 

Santi Apostoli, Rome

Contains relics of 2 of the 12 Apostles - St Philip and St James the Less

Duration: 20 minutes 

What's included

  • Professional guide.
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines.
  • Entry/Admission - Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri.

What's excluded

  • Tip or gratuity.
  • Food & drinks.
  • Hotel pick up/drop off.
  • Personal expenses.

What do I need to bring

  • Comfortable shoes.
  • Weather-appropriate clothing (No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements).
  • Money for personal expenses.
  • Anything that might be useful to you.

Important information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation policy

  • Cancellation fee of 100% if cancelled 1 day or less before departure




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A true blessing!

I loved this tour and I am very glad I had the chance to visit all these incredible churches. A truly spiritual tour! 5 stars, Patricia.

By Patricia on 2019-10-22

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