This tour includes a visit to 2 of the 4 major basilicas in Rome. St. Mary Major, the most important and well-preserved of the Roman churches, is dedicated to the Virgin Mary. St. John’s in Lateran is the true Cathedral of Rome and the first Papal residence.

  • The property offers a variety of amenities to make your stay pleasant.
  • The founder of the chapel remains unknown; however it was originally dedicated to St. Lawrence, and in the IX century it was called the Sancta Sanctorum, due to the numerous important relics housed within.
  • You may not walk up the Holy Stairs, you may only climb them on your knees, as did Santa Maria in The Great Beauty.
  • This was once an ancient aqueduct that transported water through ancient Rome. Parts of it can still been seen in this area.
  • You can quench your thirst at a bar/lounge with your favorite beverage.

Santa Maria in Aracoeli is located at the top of the stairs. Here art and religion are celebrated in the works of Benefial and Michelangelo, Bernini, and others who created cosmati mosaics. Ideally located in the prime touristic area of Spagna, Babuino 181 Luxury Suites promises a relaxing and wonderful visit.

The hotel offers a high standard of service and amenities to suit the individual needs of all travelers. Facilities like free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour front desk, facilities for disabled guests, express check-in/check-out, luggage storage are readily available for you to enjoy. Guestrooms are fitted with all the amenities you need for a good night’s sleep. In some rooms, guests will find LCD/plasma screen televisions, internet access – wireless, non-smoking rooms, heating, and air conditioning.

Our Underground Rome Tour is also very popular. This tour involves digging under the surface with an archaeologist/speleologist to discover sewers, crypts and buried temples. It has been featured on National Geographic and History Channel. Property LocationWith a stay at THE FIRST Luxury Art Hotel Roma, you’ll be centrally located in Rome, steps from Piazza del Popolo and San Giacomo Church. This 5-star hotel is near St. Peter’s Basilica, and Roman Forum.RoomsMake yourself comfortable in one of the 29 individually designed guestrooms that include iPod docking stations and minibars. 42-inch LCD televisions with satellite programming provide entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected.

The walls are adorned with 265 portrait medallions from all the Popes. This morning we will depart for Ravenna, where a local guide will conduct a tour of the town. Its architecture is described by Italians as “medio orientali” and include Vitale and Gallia Placidia. The mosaics that were created for the city are a flood of color. Perfectly preserved Christian Emperors We then depart for Venice, city of Bellini, Giorgione, Tiziano, Tintoretto and Lotto Veronese.

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We offer a variety of guided tours to Rome. including visits to museums, archaeological sites, and food tours–all led by local scholars and specialists. Our private guides in Rome can show you more than the main attractions, such as the Colosseum or the Vatican. Our most popular private Rome tour is the Ostia Antica tour. This excursion takes you to an ancient port of Rome that has been buried under centuries of mud. It is one of the most fascinating archaeological sites in the country. Try our Ancient Rome for Kids Tour and our Vatican for Kids Tour, both of which use interactive activities, scavenger hunts, and games and feature private guides trained in inquiry-based learning to make Rome come alive.