The following itinerary will allow you to visit some churches in Rome. If you are interested of Christian art and you have a little more time, this is the right itinerary to discover the works of art and frescoes of the great Italian painters and sculptors.
Is recommended to walk from one place to another since all the churches and basilicas are in the city center.
To visit the sites mentioned it takes about 4 or 5 hours, depends on the time you decide to stop in the places.
The churches and basilicas itinerary starts from Repubblica's Square, subway stop “Repubblica” (Line A), where you find the wonderful Church Our Lady of the Angels, built on the ruins of the Diocletian Baths . The construction of the church was commissioned to Michelangelo. Inside the church you can note the bronze doors depicting angels, created by Igor Mitoraj. Continue along Via Nazionale and you’ll see the Church of St Paul's Within the Walls, built in 1873, the first non-Roman Catholic Church. Inside the church you can admire the mosaics of Burne-Jones and Breck, the stained glass windows, the three sarcophagi and a large cross placed at the center of the altar. The churches and basilicas tour continues with a visit of the Church of St Pudentiana, known as the "Titulus Pudentiana", the first Parish churches in Rome. Arriving at Piazza Esquilino and shortly afterwards found the great Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, one of the four Roman patriarchal basilicas. The itinerary ends here, now you can stop for a break in the bars or in the restaurants located in Via Merulana, otherwise you get to the nearest metro station “Vittorio Emanuele” (Line A).
From here we suggested the following itineraries:
Churches and Basilicas Itinerary 2
Shopping in Center Itinerary 1