Pilgrimage to Rome: the Basilica of St. Peter and the tombs of the Popes
It is the undisputed center of Christianity. This path leads pilgrims and tourists to the discovery of one of the most magnificent buildings in the world: the Basilica of St. Peter, to whose construction excellent artists work, such as Michelangelo, Bernini, Raphael, Bramante and many others.
St. Peter, the first pope and one of the twelve apostles of Jesus, has been buried under the high altar for 2000 years. Going down to the Holy Vatican Grottoes it is possible to pray at the graves of many popes, including Blessed Pope John Paul II.
Pilgrimage to Rome: Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
Be enchanted by the most important museum in the world: a must-see destination for every trip to Rome, the Vatican Museums collect priceless and all-time artistic treasures. It is in this place that the popes have gathered the best of international artist production. Not to be missed: the Stanze di Raffaello, the private apartment of Pope Julius II, the Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel, entirely frescoed, the Egyptian, Etruscan, Roman collections and works of modern and contemporary art.
Pilgrimages to Rome: the Basilica of San Giovanni in Laterano
It is one of the four papal basilicas and was founded by Constantine I, in order to become the main church of Rome. The current reconstruction in Baroque style is due to the great artist and architect Francesco Borromini. It is considered the archetype of all the churches in the world and until the 14th century was the papal residence. Today it is the cathedral of the Diocese of Rome. It is located in the district of the same name, easily accessible by public transport.
Pilgrimage to Rome:
the early Christian churches and the basilicas in the Trastevere district of Rome
In this itinerary you reach the picturesque Roman quarter of Trastevere to visit the Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere. It is a church of extraordinary beauty, with precious mosaics from the 12th century.
This selection is completed by a selection of early Christian churches, among the oldest in Rome. Don’t miss the undergrounds of S. Crisogono, S. Clemente, S. Cecilia. Also worth a visit is San Pietro in Vincoli, a church not far from the Colosseum where Michelangelo’s Moses is kept.