Early Christian Women Tour

Early Christian Women Tour
Walking & Biking Tours > Walking Tours > City Walk
$41.18
Duration: 2 hours
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Description

The first few centuries of Christianity was severely persecuted by the Roman Empire.  A cult of the martyrs and saints grew to venerate the heroic testimonies of the men, women & children who gave their lives, often after extreme torture, rather than deny their faith.  This tour visits some of the places associated with some of the women of this early period of Christianity in Rome and explains the influence they had on Early Christianity. 

This tour is a 2 hour easy walking tour which visits the Papal Basilica of St Mary Major and the relics of Christ's crib from Bethlehem, the world famous Icon of Our Mother of Perpetual Succour, the Basilica of Santa Prassede and the pillar on which Christ was scourged, the Church of Santa Prudenza and the square of Santa Maria dei Monti.

Our expert guides have masters level qualifications in either philosophy, theology, art history or archaeology, are mother tongue English speakers and are great fun.

The first few centuries of Christianity was severely persecuted by the Roman Empire.  A cult of the martyrs and saints grew to venerate the heroic testimonies of the men, women & children who gave their lives, often after extreme torture, rather than deny their faith.  This tour visits some of the places associated with some of the women of this early period of Christianity in Rome.

You will begin at the ancient Papal Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore to discuss the role of Mary in the life of the early church.  You will visit the relics of Christ's manger from Bethlehem and gaze upon the stunning golden mosaics & ceiling of this ancient church.  Your expert guide will explain the wondrous stories associated with the Basilica before moving on to the Church of St Alfonsus di Liguri to see the world famous Icon of Our Mother of Perpetual Help.

From there, you will make your way to the Basilica of Santa Prassede to learn about this early Roman woman martyr and see the pillar that Christ was scourged on, brought to Rome from Jerusalem by the mother of Emperor Constantine - St Helena.  You will learn about St Helenas influence on early Christianity and on Rome.

Next, you will meander down a small hill to the Paleo Christian Church of Santa Prudenza.  Stunningly beautiful this ancient church brings home the feeling of early Christianity and your guide will explain who St Prudenza was and her role in the early Christian community in Rome.

Finally you will journey through the maze of cobbled street of the Monti neighbourhood (where Julius Caesar was born) to the Square of Santa Maria dei Monti - a vibrant charming square that typifies the local Roman life in this neighbourhood and is a great place to eat, drink, shop or just sit and relax.

The first few centuries of Christianity was severely persecuted by the Roman Empire.  A cult of the martyrs and saints grew to venerate the heroic testimonies of the men, women & children who gave their lives, often after extreme torture, rather than deny their faith.  This tour visits some of the places associated with some of the women of this early period of Christianity in Rome and explains the influence they had on Early Christianity. 

This tour is a 2 hour easy walking tour which visits the Papal Basilica of St Mary Major and the relics of Christ's crib from Bethlehem, the world famous Icon of Our Mother of Perpetual Succour, the Basilica of Santa Prassede and the pillar on which Christ was scourged, the Church of Santa Prudenza and the square of Santa Maria dei Monti.

Our expert guides have masters level qualifications in either philosophy, theology, art history or archaeology, are mother tongue English speakers and are great fun.