Guided Tour of Rome's Basilicas and Catacombs - ITALY MUSEUM
Official Italian Tour Operator

Guided Tour of Rome's Basilicas and Catacombs

Visit the ancient Roman Basilicas and Catacombs!

from/per person 63.00 €
  • E-voucher accepted
  • Reserved entrance
  • Fast track entry
  • Group tour
  • Confirmation by email
  • Duration: about 3 hours
  • Discover Rome's oldest basilicas
  • Visit the Catacombs of San Callisto
  • Take advantage of the guided tour to admire the Basilicas of Santa Maria Maggiore, San Giovanni in Laterano and the Scala Santa

With this guided tour you will discover some of the oldest and most fascinating churches in the Western world. You will visit the magnificent Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, which still preserves its primitive early Christian structure, and the even older Basilica of San Giovanni in Laterano, the most important of the Roman Basilicas and of the entire West. You will then go on to discover the Holy Staircase, which according to Catholic tradition is the same staircase climbed by Jesus and is said to have been transferred to the city of Rome by Empress Helena, mother of Constantine I. The Holy Staircase is a sacred place and will be visited from the outside.
Finally you will enter the Catacombs of San Callisto, located outside the city walls, where the tombs of more than 50 martyrs and early popes are located.

The price includes

  • Skip-the-line ticket for the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, the Basilica of San Giovanni Lateran and the Holy Stairs
  • Guide service
  • Pre-sale
  • Headsets for groups over 10 people


Meeting point

The meeting point will be in Via Carlo Alberto 15. Remember to arrive at least 15 minutes before the booked time.



In case of delay you will miss the tour and no refund will be possible.
The request is subject to confirmation by the operator.
Only decorously dressed persons are allowed to enter the sacred places (sleeveless shirts, shorts, miniskirts, hats prohibited).
Should the Catacombs of San Callisto be closed for religious reasons, the visit will be replaced with the Catacombs of Santa Domitilla.
The Sacred Staircase is a sacred place, it will be visited from the outside. will not be held responsible for any delays due to unforeseen events of force majeure.

This tour is not recommended to people with mobility problems.