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Day Shore Excursion from Civitavecchia Ancient Rome and The Origin of Christianity

Price USD$239.70


Day Shore Excursion from Civitavecchia Ancient Rome and The Origin of Christianity
Explore one of the most beautiful cities in the world on a full-day guided shore excursion from Civitavecchia. After a comfortable shared connection from the port, once in the Eternal city meet your skilled official guide and start a breath-taking discovery and a unique comparison of treasures from Ancient Rome to the origins of Christianity. You will visit a must see in Rome The Colosseum with the Ancient Forum and you will discover a Catacomb on the Ancient Appian Way and San Clemente Basilica with its excavations, a off-beaten path with hidden gems for an unforgettable time travel. Board back with us in the evening and enjoy and hassle free return to the ship.

Explore one of the most beautiful cities in the world on a full-day private shore excursion from Civitavecchia and join a off-beaten path with the Catacombs and San Clemente Basilica. The tour starts at 08.30 am with a cozy transfer from the pier to Rome; your driver will lead in you to Rome via highway with a relaxed 1 hour journey.
Once in Rome meet your guide and get skip-the-line access to the world-famous Colosseum and Roman Forum, witness of a glorious past history and bloody battles among gladiators. In 80 AD it was the largest amphitheatre built in Rome and could house up to 50,000 people! The nearby Palatine Hill is the gateway to one of the biggest archaeological parks in the world: Roman Forum, the political, administrative and religious heart of Rome.


Then visit the complex of San Clemente Basilica, one of the most impressive example of layering and overlay of construction and \"architectural styles\" from different periods in Rome. Gusts will admire not only the present- day church, but also an older church at underneath level and even older excavations even more beneath.
Enjoy then a cozy lunch break according your needs: your guide will suggest where to stop for a mouth watering pasta dish or a tasty slice of pizza before proceeding with the tour.

Afterwards the driver will lead you and you guide to one of the most important ways of the Ancient Rome: the Appian Way ? Rome\'s gateway to the East ? was Europe\'s first super highway and the wonder of its day. Eventually it stretched 400 miles to Brindisi, from where Roman ships sailed to Greece and Egypt.

You will visit one of the Roman Catacombs and its amazing underground burial chambers that will take you to a time when Christianity was considered a forbidden cult whose members were executed as pagans and buried as martyrs. The guide will explain you the differences between the three major catacombs in the area: Santa Domitilla, San Callisto and San Sebastiano and you will join a regular tour with the catacomb\'s internal guide; your private guide will then answer to all your inquiries regarding these ancient Christian burial grounds.

On your way back to the city center, stop by the Domine Quo Vadis Church. This tiny church was built on the spot where Peter, while fleeing the city to escape Nero\'s persecution, saw a vision of Christ. Peter asked Jesus, \"Lord, where are you going?\" (\"Domine quo vadis?\" in Latin), He replied, \"I am going to Rome to be crucified again.\" This miraculous sign gave Peter faith back, causing him to return to Rome. Inside the church, you can stumble over the stone marked with the supposed footprints of Jesus.
After greeting your guide, finally enjoy a relaxed transfer back to the port of Civitavecchia approximately at 4.00 pm. Drop-off directly at the dock within 5.30 pm.

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Explore one of the most beautiful cities in the world on a full-day guided shore excursion from Civitavecchia. After a comfortable shared connection from the port, once in the Eternal city meet your skilled official guide and start a breath-taking discovery and a unique comparison of treasures from Ancient Rome to the origins of Christianity. You will visit a must see in Rome The Colosseum with the Ancient Forum and you will discover a Catacomb on the Ancient Appian Way and San Clemente Basilica with its excavations, a off-beaten path with hidden gems for an unforgettable time travel. Board back with us in the evening and enjoy and hassle free return to the ship.