St Peter and St Paul Basilica PRIVATE Walking Tour

St Peter and St Paul Basilica PRIVATE Walking Tour
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$123.53
Duration: 3 hours
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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. Also visit the famous church of Santa Maria in Via Lata. 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 outside the Church of Santa Maria in Via Late where St Paul spent 2 years in the crypt under house arrest whilst awaiting his trial in Rome.  From there you journey on to the Mamertine Prison which incarcerated both Sts Peter and St Paul in which you will descend into its depths imagining the moments before the certain death of two men who went from denying and persecuting Christ to dying for Him. 
From there you move on to the Church of St Peter in Chains which contains not only the chains that tradition holds bound St Peter in prison, but also the famous statue of Moses sculpted by Michelangelo.
Continuing forward, you will take a short metro ride 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.
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 evangelization for the Roman Empire.

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. Also visit the famous church of Santa Maria in Via Lata. 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.