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Rome is principally Christian and the Vatican Museums along with other famous Christian landmarks reiterate this aspect of the great city. This fantastic package gives you a comprehensive tour of Rome’s riveting heritage and history with a visit to the Vatican Museum, the Christian milestones as well as the historic Roman catacombs.
Your first stop is the iconic Vatican where we will head to the Museum and kick start your tour with the Gallery of Tapestries where exquisite Flemish tapestries from the 15th-17th centuries are exhibited. You will then pass through the breathtaking Gallery of Maps, and finally land up at the spectacular Sistine Chapel whose frescoes are legendary for being one of the best works of Michelangelo, especially the magnificent Last Judgement.
Having explored the Vatican, there will be a quick lunch break at a local restaurant before heading to Via Appia Antica where the historic chapel of “Domine quo vadis” is located. Make your way to the famed Catacombs of Santa Callisto, Santa Domitilla or San Sebastiano (depending upon seasonal conditions). It’s a site of celebrating funeral rites and the anniversaries of martyrs and the dead in the ancient days, besides being an example of Roman engineering genius. We will finally make a stop for the spectacular view of the Baths of Emperor Caracalla, a great architectural complex whose ruins still leave visitors mesmerised with their grandeur.
Next up is the venerated Holy Staircase, believed to be the steps Christ ascended the day of his trial before Pontius Pilate. Adjacent to the Holy Staircase is the Archbasilica of St John Lateran which serves as the official ecclesiastical seat of the Pope. Explore the Archbasilica before heading up the beautiful Esquiline Hill, the largest of the Seven Hills of Rome. Site of the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, you can see rich and beautiful frescoes along with other works of art here. The final halt atop Esquiline Hills treats you to unforgettable views and a truly magnificent conclusion to your day!
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Because of the attraction's popularity, large numbers of people visit each day. For any last minute changes, time changes or other updates please visit the attraction website.
There will be airport-style security checks. All visitors and their small-medium sized bags will be screened. Liquids, large bags, or sharp items are not allowed and must be left in cloakroom.
Please carry your valid ID/passport. Failure to do may result in denied entry. Pacemakers should carry their certification as well.
Those with a disability and their attendant / companion go free with a disability certificate that you must present at the museum's Special Permit or Reception Desk.
Both men and women MUST have knees and shoulders covered. Failure to comply may result in denied entry.