Explore some of the religious history of Rome through two of its most important saints with this 3-hour tour focusing on Saint Peter and Saint Paul. Visit the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls, built over the burial site of Saint Paul following his execution under Nero. See the church of St. Peter in Chains to see the chains that once bound St. Peter and a masterful statue of Moses by Michelangelo. Enter the ancient Roman Mamertine prison which held both Peter and Paul. Learn about the moments before the certain death of two men and their journeys. Finish at the church built over the site where Paul was put under house arrest. Learn why Paul was brought Rome to sit trial before Caesar and why the Apostle of the Gentiles held the privilege of being a Roman Citizen.
Meet your guide in central Rome, near the Colosseum, and begin by taking a short train out to the Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls - one of the most beautiful and least visited basilicas in Rome. Only 15 minutes from the center of Rome, it is built over the burial site and body of Saint Paul following his execution in the reign of the Roman emperor Nero.
We then return to the center to visit the church of Saint Peter in Chains containing chains that once bound St Peter, brought to Rome by the Christian Empress Eudoxia. Beyond seeing the chains, the church also features the masterful statue of Moses by Michelangelo.
Then descend beneath a church into the ancient Roman Mamertine prison which held most enemies of the Roman state, including Peter and Paul. Imagine the moments before the certain death of two men who went from denying and persecuting Christ to dying for Him.
Finish at the church built over the site where Paul was put under house arrest. Learn why Paul was brought to Rome to sit trial before Caesar and why the Apostle of the Gentiles held the privilege of being a Roman Citizen.
Peter and Paul are two of the most influential followers of Jesus Christ. They both would suffer their death in what was then the Capital of the World, Rome. During this tour you will visit some of the places where they planted the seeds of evangelizing the Roman Empire.