The Tour wants to revisit an old medieval tradition, inaugurated by Pope Boniface VIII, which promoted the celebration of the Jubilee in Rome to ensure that the pilgrims could obtain a plenary indulgence by visiting the major Christian basilicas of the city.


The Basilica of St. John Lateran is the cathedral church of Rome and the official ecclesiastical seat of the Pope. Officially named Archbasilica of the Most Holy Savior, it is the oldest and ranks first among the major basilicas, and holds the title of ecumenical motherchurch among Catholics. An inscription on the façade, Christo Salvatore, dedicates the Lateran as Archbasilica of the Most Holy Saviour, for all patriarchal basilicas are dedicated to Christ himself. As the cathedral of the Bishop of Rome, containing the papal throne (Cathedra Romana), it ranks above all other churches in the Catholic Church, even above St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican.


St. Mary Major, built over the pagan temple of Cybele, is the only Roman basilica that retained the core of its original structure, left intact despite several additional construction projects and damage from the earthquake of 1348. It contains important mosaics and elaborate tombs and sumptuous chapels erected by the popesin the 16C and 17 C. It is the largest and most important place of prayer dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary.


After a short lunch break, we will visit St. Paul Outside The Walls, the largest church in Rome after St. Peter's. The church commemorates the martyrdom of of St. Paul and is believed to contain he Apostole's tomb.


Then, we will visit the true heart of Christianity, St.Peter in Vatican, the most important Roman Catholic church in the world and is one of the most visited places in Rome. It is the composite work of some of the greatest artists of the Sixteenth century, and and a masterpiece of the italian High Renaissance. Orientated towards the west and approached through its monumental piazza, the church has its fitting culmination in Michelangelo's dome.


The duration of the Tour will be about 7 hours.


The Tour does not include the lunch and the tickets for the transportation by metro between the Basilicas.