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Church of St. Peter in Chains (San Pietro in Vincoli)

Church of St. Peter in Chains (San Pietro in Vincoli) Tours and Activities

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Beloved by both pilgrims and art aficionados, the Church of St. Peter in Chains (San Pietro in Vincoli) houses the chains that bound Saint Peter when the Romans imprisoned him in Jerusalem. Built in the fifth century, the church today is also home to Michelangelo’s Moses, part of the unfinished monumental tomb of Pope Julius II.

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St Peter and St Paul Basilica Walking Tour in Rome

St Peter and St Paul Basilica Walking Tour in Rome

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If you're interested in religious history, don't miss visiting two of Rome’s historical basilicas on this tour with a knowledgeable guide. First up is the Basilica of St Paul Outside the Walls, one of the lesser visited basilicas in Rome despite its status as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Then head to St Peter in Chains, located in the city center and home to a statue of Moses by Michelangelo. Learn about the significance of these sites dedicated to Peter and Paul, and visit the prison where they were once held.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$117.27
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$117.27

Priority Entrance Colosseum & Imperial Rome Afternoon Tour

Priority Entrance Colosseum & Imperial Rome Afternoon Tour

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Indulge in all things Imperial Rome with this informative and entertaining 3-hour guided afternoon tour. Traverse the city on foot and by comfortable coach as you hit all the important sites related to the Roman Empire,including the Forum, Capitoline Hill, the Circus Maximus and a skip-the-line Colosseum tour. And bonus: pop into the Church of St. Peter in Chains to see some marvelous Michelangelo sculptures, including his masterpiece, 'Moses.'
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$67.54
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$67.54

Between Holy Doors
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Between Holy Doors

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What exactly can you expect from this tour? Immerse yourself in the Rome of the Popes, where stories, wonders, legends and reality blur and harmonize with today's Rome. You will be guided by one of our local, certified tour guides. What makes our guides special is their passion for Rome and they want to share it with you. Highlights of the tour: On this tour, you will experience "Santa Maria Maggiore", which contains one of the four Holy Doors. Then we will reveal the hidden basilica "Santa Prasede" and its secrets. Followed by "San Pietro in Vincoli" where you will see the statue of Moses by Michelangelo and the miraculous chains of St. Peter. Then we will visit two of the oldest churches in the city: "Santi Quattro Coronati" with the legend of Pope Sylvester "San Clemente", dedicated to the fourth Pope "Clemens I" The tour culminates in a visit to the arch-basilica of "San Giovanni in Laterano", which contains another of the four Holy Doors.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.55
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$35.55

Small Group Tour: Christian Rome and Underground Basilicas Half-Day Tour

Small Group Tour: Christian Rome and Underground Basilicas Half-Day Tour

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Explore the Christian basilicas and landmark locations in Rome on this guided, 3-hour, small-group tour. Visit the Basilica of San Clemente, the ancient Santi Quattro Coronati, the Archbasilica of Saint John Lateran. Learn fascinating facts about these and other basilicas along the way. Skip-the-line entrance tickets to the Basilica of San Clemente provided. Please dress conservatively. Attire such as shorts, miniskirts and uncovered shoulders are not allowed. Rome hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$109.02
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$109.02
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FROM CIVITAVECCHIA PORT to ROME of the Basilicas and of the Christian Rome Churches

FROM CIVITAVECCHIA PORT to ROME of the Basilicas and of the Christian Rome Churches

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The two souls of secular and Christian Rome, where the second belongs to the city for more than a millennium ... So having more than 1000 Churches in Rome why not visit the most beautiful and important ones? Also particular, like that of the Japanese SS Martyrs, with the figures of the Saints with an Asian face, unique in Europe !!!! A genuine tour, in the cool of the most beautiful churches in Rome !!! Unique of its kind and certainly not to be missed !!
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  • 5 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$532.05
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$532.05
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San Clemente Underground, Church & St. Peter in Chains Tour

San Clemente Underground, Church & St. Peter in Chains Tour

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Discover the archaeological layers underneath the Basilica of San Clemente on a guided tour of this 12th-century church. Descend three levels under the church to see a 4th-century basilica, the remains of an ancient pagan Mitraic temple, and further below, the ruins of ancient Roman homes. Then walk to the nearby Basilica of St. Peter in Chains to view ancient relics and Michelangelo's famous sculpture of Moses.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.49
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$60.49

Exclusive Rome Underground San Clemente Basilica Small-Group Tour - VIP Entrance

Exclusive Rome Underground San Clemente Basilica Small-Group Tour - VIP Entrance

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Discover some of Rome's hidden treasures on this small-group tour that takes you from the arenas of the ancient republic to the sublime art of the High Renaissance. Admire sacred relics and an unfinished masterpiece by Michelangelo at San Pietro in Vincoli church, and see where gladiators prepared for battle at the Ludus Magnus near the Colosseum. Then, take an underground archaeological tour through millennia of Roman history at the multi-layered Basilica of San Clemente al Laterano.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.91
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$69.91

Private Tour: Christian Rome and Underground Basilicas - Half-Day Walking Tour

Private Tour: Christian Rome and Underground Basilicas - Half-Day Walking Tour

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The history of the early Church is one of the most fascinating aspects of western history. This private half-day tour takes you to the most important sties in Christian Rome. Marvel at the Basilica of St. Clement, a 900-year-old church built on top of a fourth-century church that is built on a first-century nobleman's house. Pop into the Church of St. Sylvester, where the Donation of Constantine is said to have taken place, and explore the huge San Giovanni in Laterano and the Sancta Sanctorum, a room that once held the most revered relics in Christendom, including the heads of Saint Peter and Paul, a chunk of the table used at the Last Supper and Jesus' Foreskin.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$213.30
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$213.30
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Wine Tasting Tour in Rome around Rione Monti

Wine Tasting Tour in Rome around Rione Monti

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Explore the Monti neighborhood of Rome with this half-day, small group wine tasting tour. Learn about different Italian winemaking regions as you visit several wine bars for snacks and glasses of wine. Skip the hassle of navigating and follow your local guide through one of Rome’s artistic and historic neighborhoods.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$105.46
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$105.46

Private Unique Rome, Churches, Angels and Art Photo Tour and Workshop

Private Unique Rome, Churches, Angels and Art Photo Tour and Workshop

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Rome is one of the most photogenic cities in the world, but it’s not always easy for a visitor to know where to get the best shots. Capture the Eternal City’s unique spirit with this photography tour, a moving workshop that stops in historic churches across the city to frame the lavish frescoes and carved angels, sumptuous naves and crypts, and soaring domes and other architectural details.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$59.25
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$59.25

Rainbow Tour: the Secret Gay History of Rome

Rainbow Tour: the Secret Gay History of Rome

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Take a deep dive into Rome's secret gay history during this LGBT-friendly tour with guide. Exploring on your own, you may pass the top Rome highlights but not know the gay history behind them. Through guided commentary, you'll learn little-known facts and figures about Rome's gay history. Stops include the spot where Julius Caesar was killed, the Imperial Forum, the Basilica of Santa Maria, Opium Hill, and Rome's Gay street where you'll stop at a famous gay pub.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$66.36
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$66.36

Full day Rome Tour

Full day Rome Tour

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This is a great way to visit the eternal city of Rome. We will drive around the city and we will stop on the sites, after we will have provided all the historical info you want to have by us. We have a great knowledge about the city and, step by step, at the end of the tour, your knowledge about Rome will be complete.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$327.80
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$327.80
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Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing BigBus Tour in Rome

Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing BigBus Tour in Rome

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The open-top double-decker bus provides fantastic views and a great atmosphere to enjoy Rome's charm. From the iconic Colosseum and the famous Spanish Steps to the stunning Vaticans' architecture. The city's history and majestic architecture will take your breath away. This fully narrated audio tour allows you to discover over 10 locations throughout the city with daily departures from the starting point at the Termini Railway Station. Guests may also join the tour from any of the stops on the route. The Big Bus Rome sightseeing tour offers a recorded commentary in your choice of either English, Italian, Spanish, French, German, Chinese Mandarin, Russian, Arabic, and Portuguese. The commentary is available through complimentary earphones that you will receive when you board the bus. You can choose fantastic digital self-guided walking tours to also experience the Eternal city on foot.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$36.73
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$36.73

Monti District Street Food and Sightseeing Tour

Monti District Street Food and Sightseeing Tour

Monti is the neighborhood tourists choose while visiting Rome because it is close to the Colosseum, then they discover that it is also a very trendy and peaceful area. A pleasant surprise, both for its elegant and romantic views, and for some gems that it conceals, such as the Moses by Michelangelo, preserved in the church of San Pietro in Vincoli. With this tour you will spend 2 and a half hours around the neighborhood, discovering its beauties and appreciating some treats of the local and national street food, like the salty maritozzo, a brioche stuffed with various options of salami, cheeses, or marinated vegetables, or the typical Neapolitan pizza. You cannot miss a taste of Roman pizza and mortadella, accompanied by a good sip of Lazio wine, to conclude with one of the best artisan ice creams in the city. After a morning spent at the Colosseum or around Rome, what better opportunity to spend a relaxing afternoon discovering the neighborhood and nice places to eat well!
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$51.36
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$51.36
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Christian Rome: Churches off the beaten track - private tour

Christian Rome: Churches off the beaten track - private tour

Your guide will lead you through Rome's historic center, where the many layers of the city's history sit side-by-side and where literally hundreds of churches are to be found. You will visit five of these and discover the architectural and art styles as they have changed over the centuries. San Luigi dei Francesi, San Pietro in Vincoli, Sant'Ignazio, Santa Maria sopra Minerva and Santa Maria degli Angeli are churches not listed in the usual touristic itineraries, even if are considered some of the gems of Rome.
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  • 3 hours
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$271.42
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$271.42
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Christian Rome with Driver - Private Tour from your Accommodation in Rome

Christian Rome with Driver - Private Tour from your Accommodation in Rome

Rome is a city that is rich in history and has remained one of the most visited cities by Christians from around the globe. From Caesar and Pontius Pilate to St. Paul and the Apostles, visitors will find that our Christian Rome Tour allows them to walk in the footsteps of the Saints. The Christian Rome Tour combines some of Rome’s most significant and incredible churches that have inspired pilgrims and visitors for centuries, with top historic sites, monuments, lively piazzas, and museums that you expect to see in the Eternal City for an exciting tour experience in Rome. Through this tour, you get the best of both worlds in one single day. This is as Tour By Car with only an English Speaking Driver (it does NOT include Tour Guides or Walking Tours). Italian laws permits only licensed tour guides to accompany guests on foot to sightsee. To comply with these strict laws, Driver will wait for you with the vehicle while you SELF TOUR.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$632.00
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$632.00
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Christian Rome

Christian Rome "The City of the Popes" Tour Guide, Chauffeur, Tickets included

Discover the historic Christian landmarks of Rome during this private tour. Skip the line for quick entry into the Vatican Museums with priority access tickets and explore the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. Visit the Catacombs of San Callisto, the Basilica of San Clemente, and the Sant’Ignazio Church and learn about each attraction’s history. The itinerary can be customized according to your interests.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$793.93
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2 Hour Small Group Art Tour: Michelangelo, Bernini, and Borromini

2 Hour Small Group Art Tour: Michelangelo, Bernini, and Borromini

This is our Italian art tour, where we will follow the footsteps of three famous sculptors: Bernini, Borromini, and Michelangelo. From our office, in Via del Cardello 31, we will go to the first stop of our tour, Basilica of San Pietro in Vincoli, where you can admire Michelangelo’s Moses. The work portrays a majestic Moses, sculpted in 1513. Seated in a serious attitude, he rests with one arm on the tables, and with the other holds his long glossy beard. Next, we will go to the Campidoglio, one of the seven hills Rome. The next stop is Piazza Navona, one of the most beautiful squares in Rome. This square is famous for having 3 fountains, the most famous of them being The Fountain Of The Four Rivers, designed by Bernini. We will also see here the Church of Sant’Agnese in Agone. Our last stop is Piazza di Spagna, a square well known for having perhaps the most famous staircase in the world, but in this tour we will focus on the Barcaccia fountain, in the middle of the square.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$29.62
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$29.62

Special Christian Rome and Underground Basilicas Private tour

Special Christian Rome and Underground Basilicas Private tour

Enjoy a half-day walking tour of Christian Rome and discover underground treasures in some of the most sensational churches. On this private tour, you'll hear fascinating facts as you travel to the ancient basilicas of St. Clement, the Cathedral of St. John in the Lateran Palace, Basilica Santi Quattro Coronati, and the Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli (Moise). * The entrance to the basilicas requires appropriate clothing: shorts, miniskirts and uncovered shoulders are not allowed.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$215.12
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$215.12
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2.5-Hour Rione Monti Private Guided Walking Tour

2.5-Hour Rione Monti Private Guided Walking Tour

Explore a lesser-known side of Rome on a 2.5-hour, private walking tour through the district of Monti, where you’ll find a wealth of local culture and historic landmarks. Follow narrow, car-free lanes to churches with masterpiece artwork, medieval towers, and bustling plazas, as your guide shares stories about daily life, history, and more. This 2.5-hour Monti walking tour includes all entrance fees, is priced at a flat rate for up to 15 people, and offers the flexible, personal experience of a private guide.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$304.54
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$304.54
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Special Christian Rome and Underground Basilicas

Special Christian Rome and Underground Basilicas

Escape the beaten track and explore four unique underground basilicas during this half-day tour to Santi Quattro Coronati, San Pietro in Vincoli, San Clemente, and San Giovanni in Laterano, spanning thousands of years of history. Relax with front-door pick-up and drop-off from your Rome accommodation in a climate-controlled minivan.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$109.86
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$109.86
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Underground Rome and Early Christian Basilicas

Underground Rome and Early Christian Basilicas

Uncover the myths, mysteries and monuments of Rome’s early Christian history on a fascinating 3-hour tour of Rome’s ancient basilicas. Pay a visit to Rome’s oldest church, St. John at the Lateran; climb the Holy Stairs to the Sancta Sanctorum; and explore the underground temples of St. Clement's Basilica. Along the way, hear stories of Rome’s religious history and see rare artifacts like the table where Jesus and his disciples sat during the Last Supper and Michelangelo's Moses sculpture. This small-group tour is limited to 15 people, ensuring an intimate experience.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$154.05
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$154.05
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Catacombs, Appian Way and Roman Basilicas Private Tour

Catacombs, Appian Way and Roman Basilicas Private Tour

Following the footsteps of St. Peter to the district, home to the warm spirit, and the famous wealthy and famous families in Rome, the Appian Way, known as the Queen of Roads. It is dated 312 BC and was also flanked by mausoleums and the unmissable Christian Catacombs. Persecution of many Christian martyrs under pagan Emperors, whose bones, once buried underground, became objects of veneration.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$414.74
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$414.74
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Roman Empire Walk with Happy Hour
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Roman Empire Walk with Happy Hour

A new experience to combine history and relax in a pleasant walk! First stop to discover the church San Pietro in Vincoli, with the famous statue Mosé by Michelangelo. The tour continues showing and explaining the Colosseum and its millennial history. Walking towards Piazza Venezia, you will pass through the real heart of ancient imperial life, crossing the Roman Forum and the Imperial Forum. Going up the steps designed by Michelangelo, you will reach the top of Campidoglio, one of Rome’s seven hills, today center of the government of Rome, with the statue of Emperor Marco Aurelio. The tour ends with a typical Italian aperitif in the heart of Rome.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$73.47
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$73.47

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Currently, an entrance ticket to Church of St. Peter in Chains (San Pietro in Vincoli) costs USD 29.62. Guided Church of St. Peter in Chains (San Pietro in Vincoli) tours start around USD 29.62 per person.
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