5317 Visits
Distance: 3 km Duration: 8 hours

Itinerary description

The following itinerary will allow you to visit several churches in Rome including two of the four Papal Basilicas. If you are interested in Christian art and you have a little more time, this is the right itinerary for you!  You’ll discover the artwork  and frescoes of some great Italian painters and sculptors.
Is  recommended to walk from one place to another since all the churches and basilicas are in the city centre.
Time Required:
It takes about 8 hours to visit the locations mentioned, depending on how much time you decide to stop in each church
This itinerary starts from Termini Train Station, subway stop “Termini” (Line A). From here walk over to Repubblica's Square (Piazza delle Repubblica or Piazza Esedra) where you’ll find the wonderful Church Our Lady of the Angels, built on the ruins of the Diocletian Baths. Inside the church you can note the bronze doors depicting angels, created by Igor Mitoraj. Walking down along Via Nazionale you’ll see the Church of St Paul's Within the Walls, built in 1873, the first non-Roman Catholic Church. The churches and basilica tour continues with a visit of the Church of St Pudentiana, known as the "Titulus Pudentiana", the first Parish churches in Rome. Just past Piazza Esquilino you’ll find the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, one of the four Roman papal basilicas. At the beginning of the very long Via Merulana, take aquick right and wuick left to get to the parallel street Via di Santa Prassede so you don’t miss the ancient church of St Praxedes. Afterwards, head back onto Via Merulana and follow this down to the end. Here you'll find the complex of St John in Lateran's Basilica with the St Antony at Lateran's Basilica. The church of St John is one of the four papal basilicas and one of the oldest churches of Rome. From here continue your Christian tour of Rome taking Via di Santo Stefano Rotondo where you can visit the Basilica of St Stephen in the Round. The last site on this itinerary is the Church of St Mary in Domnica easily reached by taking Via della Navicella.