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Christian Rome : Basilica of saint John lateran
 

The church of Santi Quattro Incoronati is dedicated to four christian martyrs (their names remain unknown), who according to tradition refused to build a pagan statue. It is the sole remaining medieval "fortress-church". It is the sole remaining medieval "fortress church". In its St. Silvester Chapel we will find paintings from the XIIth century that depict the Conversion of emperor Constantine. We will also admire the XIth century cloister. Walking up Via di San Giovanni in Laterano, that led pilgrims to the church, we will arrive at the basilica of St. John Lateran, the cathedral church of Rome. Here we will see the Lateran Baptistery, built in the Vth century, the Holy Steps, brought to Rome from Jerusalem by Saint Helena, its beautiful medieval mosaics and Borromini's lower naves. Not far from St. John we will then visit the basilica of Santa Croce in Gerusalemme, built on the ruins of Constantine's mother St. Helena's residence where we will admire a beautiful fresco painted by Melozzo da Forlì and a Chapel containing many relics, including fragments of the True Cross.

The visit include :  the basilica of Santi Quattro Incoronati and the St. Silvester Chapel (Constantine's Conversion), the basilica of St. John Lateran (Lateran Baptistery, Holy Steps) and the basilica of Santa Croce in Gerusalemme.

Other Rome and Vatican Tours

Basilica of St John Latran
Churches on the Aventin Hill
Basilica of St Mary Major
Domus Celius

 

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Our guided tours of Rome and the Vatican

Ancient Rome : Colosseum, Forum
Vatican : Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's basilica
Baroque Rome : Trevi Fountain, Navona square
Capitoline museums, Etruscan museum
Artists in Rome : Caravage, Raphael, Bernini
Surroundings : Tivoli, Ostia, Cerveteri
Christian Rome : Basilica of St Mary Major
Painting galleries : Borghese, Doria, Spada



 

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