The tour starts at the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, where you can admire the most famous medieval mosaic cycles in Rome: those along the nave dating back to the 5th century CE, contemporary with the construction of the church, those of the apsidal basin, by Jacopo Torriti and those of the façade by Filippo Rusuti.
In the nearby church of Santa Prassede, dedicated to the daughter of the Roman senator Pudente, who together with her sister Pudenziana was among the first to embrace the Christian religion in Rome, we will learn the story of the first martyrs converted to the new faith.
Through the Colle Oppio park, we will reach the Colosseum valley, where we will visit the Church of the Santi Quattro Coronati and the Basilica of San Clemente al Laterano, a typical example of a church built on a pre-existing pagan temple, dedicated to the God Mitra. In its basement there are the oldest frescoes in Rome, dating from the 9th to the 11th century CE.
Along Via dei Fori Imperiali, we will enter the Basilica dedicated to Cosmas and Damian, saints of oriental origin. Finally, through the Forum of Trajan we will take the Salita del Grillo, an enchanting intact corner of the medieval city, on the slopes of the Quirinale, where we will see the House of the Knights of Malta and the Torre delle Milizie, a typical example of a fortified house in Rome in the Middle Ages, when this type of construction was very frequent so much so that the monk Magister Gregorius, visiting the city in the 12th century CE, wrote: "one must admire with extraordinary enthusiasm the panorama of the whole city in which there are so many towers that they look like ears of corn".
- Mosaics with the Stories of Abraham, Jacob and Mosè inside Santa Maria Maggiore church
- The little altar of San Zenone inside Santa Prassede church
- Underground temple of Divus Romolus inside the church of Santi Cosma e Damiano
- Trajan's Markets
- Trajan's Column
- Design and creation of the tour
- Authorized Guide service
- Archaeologist/Art Historian
- Admission tickets
- Personal expenses