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Fontana di S. Maria Maggiore, Piazza di S. Maria Maggiore, 00185 Roma RM, Italy,
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Piazza della Madonna dei Monti, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
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OverviewThe 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 havemasters level qualifications in either philosophy, theology, art history or archaeology, are mother tongue English speakers and are great fun.
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Stop At: Basilica di santa maria maggiore, Rome, Lazio
Magnificent Major Basilica of St Mary containing relics of the Crib and icon painted by St Luke. Perhaps the oldest church in Rome dedicated to Mary
Duration: 40 minutes
Stop At: Basilica di santa prassede, Rome, Lazio
Ancient Basilica over the house of St Prassede - one of earliest Christian women in Rome
Duration: 25 minutes
Stop At: Santa Pudenziana, Rome, Lazio
Ancient church over house of Pudens and ancient Christian woman - Pudenziana - where St Peter stayed in Rome.
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Chiesa di Santa maria ai monti, Rome, Lazio
Old church full of history and art visited by countless saints
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Rione monti, Rome, Lazio
Gorgeous square full of young people relaxing and sitting on the steps of the fountain
Duration: 5 minutes
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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
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