St John Lateran Holy Stairs And Baptistery Private Tour - Rome

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  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    3:00 PM
  • Departure Details :
    Piazza di San Giovanni in Laterano, Roma RM, Italy
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Take a private tour of the first papal residency and marvel at the interior of the Basilica of St. John Lateran in Rome. Your guide will take you to see the Chiostro, the Holy Stairs, and the fantastic Baptistery of the Lateran complex as well.


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Stop At: Arcibasilica di san giovanni in laterano, Rome, Lazio

The 3-hour tour begins as your guide shows you the stunning interior of St. John Lateran. Admire the sculptures and the central nave, with its ornate 16th-century ceiling by Borromini, commissioned by Pope Innocent X for the Jubilee in 1650.From inside the Basilica, youll enter the Lateran Chiostro, and see the lovely marble columns lining the 36-meter corridor dating to the 13th century.
Cross the street to enter the small yet unique Lateran Baptistery, more properly called San giovanni in Fonte. It was built in the 4th century by Constantine, along with the basilica of Saint John Lateran, on top of a 2nd-century villa.
Youll see that the interior follows an octagonal plan. In the middle, there are 8 porphyry columns supporting an octagonal lintel over which there is another order of smaller white marble columns.
Admire modern copies of Andrea Sacchis works depicting the life of Giovanni Battista, and frescoes of Constantines life painted by Camassei, Gimignani, and Maratta.Marvel at the sacred Holy Stairs and the Chapel of Sancta Sanctorum, one of the most important sanctuaries of the Roman Catholic Church. Located near the Basilica of St. John Lateran, the Sanctuary is recognized as the first private papal chapel. Its name derives from the 28 marble steps of the Holy Stairs.

Duration: 3 hours


Blue Badge guide

Professional guide

Guaranteed to skip the long lines

Guaranteed to skip the lines


Food and drinks

Hotel pickup and drop-off


Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

The tour is mono-lingual

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Traveler Reviews

  • 05-Nov-2019

    Olga walked us through the church, giving us a thorough description, out into the cloisters, carefully taking us across the street to the Holy Stairs and back again to the Baptistery. Each site was carefully explained. She was very considerate of our needs and at the end of the tour waited to call a taxi to take us back to our hotel.