Bypass Rome’s tourist hotspots and uncover the lesser-known gems that many visitors miss. Guided by an expert in art history, the 3.5-hour tour introduces you to Caelian Hill with its history-steeped churches and archaeological digs. Check out Case Romane del Celio, an ancient Roman house, and step inside the city’s so-called medieval Sistine Chapel. Visit the papal seat, aka the Basilica of San Giovanni in Laterano, and learn about the city’s history from Roman Empire days to the Middle Ages. The tour can be tailored to your preferences.
3.5-hour walking tour of Rome’s gems and historical churches
Hear history from the Roman Empire to the Middle Ages
Visit the Basilica of San Giovanni in Laterano, Rome’s official cathedral
Discover rare medieval frescoes at the Chapel of Sylvester in Santi Quattro Coronati
See the Claudianum and Case Romane del Celio excavations at the Church of San Giovanni e Paolo
Step inside the round Santo Stefano Rotondo church on Caelian Hill
Enjoy personal attention from a private, art-historian guide throughout the tour
Why Travelers Choose This Tour
See lesser-known gems like churches near Caelian Hill and the “medieval” Sistine Chapel.
Private art-historian guide
Food and drinks, unless specified
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure & Return
Via di San Gregorio, Roma RM, Italy
Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano, Piazza di S. Giovanni in Laterano, 4, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
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
A moderate amount of walking is involved recommended to wear comfortable shoes
Not wheelchair and stroller accessible
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.
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