Holy Houses of Art
See some of the most impressive art in Rome (hidden in these lesser known churches)
We all know about St. Peter’s Basilica and the beauty of the Vatican, but did you know there are more than 900 HUNDRED other churches in Rome? With so many to choose from, and with all of the art, history and culture they contain it’s only natural you may feel just a tad overwhelmed, to say the least!
This itinerary is designed to delight lovers of art and architecture. During this tour, you may feel a little like you are starring in your own "Da Vinci Code", as you discover places in Rome not mentioned in the guidebooks, where very few tourists ever visit.. And that's a shame, as they are missing out on some major masterpieces.
On this 3 and a half hour walking tour, led by a very knowledgeable and passionate guide, you will see some of the most beautiful and fascinating churches the city has to offer.
Like San Giovanni dei Fiorentini, with its incredible altar designed by Borromini. Or what about Sant'Andrea della Valle? One of the biggest churches in the city whos' organist can often be heard practicing in the afternoons. If your timing is right you may just get to enjoy this sonic treat - magico no?
These are just a few of the churches and temples you’ll see, and then toss in the famous Piazza Navona and the Pantheon to top it all off? Well, all we can say is “Take me to Church!”
- San Giovanni dei Fiorentini
- Chiesa Nuova
- Sant'Andrea della Valle
- Sant’Agnese in Agone
- San Luigi dei Francesi
- Piazza Navona
- Piazza della Rotonda
- Santa Maria dell’Anima
- Tempio di Hadriano
- The Pantheon
- Super Small Group
- Expert English-speaking Guide
- Tons of insights!
Be prepared to be walking/standing for the length of the tour. There will be some uneven flooring and steps and stairways.
Most churches in Italy insist on a minimal dress code. You won’t need a monk's habit, just covering your knees and shoulders is required.
Tips for the hotter months:
Ladies: Keep a scarf in your bag to drape over the shoulders.
Men: Wear longer shorts.
Everyone: Wear comfortable shoes!
Transportation to/from Hotel:
The meeting point will be displayed on your voucher with very clear explanation of how to reach it, and even a GPS link for the techie folks. After the tour, your guide will give you suggestions for what's close by if you want to grab a coffee, a bite, or do a little shopping. They can also point you in the direction of a taxi or the closest metro/bus to get to your next destination.
BYOS (Bring Your Own Snacks) This tour does not include any food of drinks, so make sure you bring a little something to gnaw on if you think you will need it.
Tips are optional but the guides always appreciate something extra for a job well done. Typically, what you would tip a great server is common.
Fully refundable if cancelled more than 72 hours before starting time. There may be a 2.5% transaction fee to process the refund.
Some More Adventures..
Get everybody laughing, smiling, and cooking, with Italy’s finest Family food...€199 Adult Rome wasn’t built In a Day! ONE FULL DAY TO SEE ALL THE BIGGIES!
This 7.5 hour tour lets you see all the top sights in Rome. - Including the Vatican Museums, St. Peter’s Basilica, The Colosseum, and The Historic Center -Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona, etc...€84 Creepy Cool Catacombs DEEP DIVE UNDERGROUND FOR SOME SPINE TINGLING PERSPECTIVES..
Catacombs? - Well yeah… There’s a whole world under your feet right now! And the stories it tells are equally deep… if you know what I mean.€59 Adult Monks & Knights - Once Upon A Time in Rome GAME OF THRONES FAN? ROMAN HISTORY CONNOISSEUR? OR JUST A CURIOUS MIND?
This off the beaten path journey into history takes you beyond the typical tourist spots to some of the most mysterious medieval monuments in Rome..€99 starts at Colosseum, Underground, Arena Floor GO DEEP - AN UNDERGROUND COLOSSEUM EXCURSION + ANCIENT ROME
There you are… Clad in armor, and ruthless to the bone. 70,000 Romans stare you down, waiting to watch you kill or be killed…€58 Mini Chef Gelato JUST CHILL OUT! - And make some Gelato...
Craft some Gelato with the Fam… treats and atmosphere included€232 Adult Pompeii & Pizza in Naples! Day Trip FROM ROME TO POMPEII + Pizza Making Lunch in Naples
Everybody wants to do Pompeii… so here’s a fantastic day trip that’ll take care of everything..€64 Adult Straight to the (Sacred) Heart SKIP THE LINE VATICAN MUSEUMS, SISTINE CHAPEL & ST PETER'S BASILICA
Go Straight to the Heart →💓 of the Vatican… and see Rome’s Most Treasured Sacred Sights...