Medieval Rome: Colosseum-St Clement Basilica-SS IV Coronati Complex Private tour

With this 2-hours walking tour in the area around the Colosseum, you will learn about its use in Middle Ages. Your guide will tell about decay and reuse of Colosseum in the "dark age", when hosted workshops, stables, warehouses and fortress. Different legends depicted the Colosseum as location for black magic, till it was rehabilitated as a place of worship by the Church, with the Via Crucis.

The tour will continue to the Basilica of Saint Clement, with its three-tiered complex of buildings: from the foundations of Republic era villa, to the present Basilica built in the height of Middle Ages. In between, around 200a.D. was a sanctuary of the cult of Mithras, Iranian god, testimony of Eastern religions competitors of early Christianity.

The tour will end visiting the Basilica of Saint Quatto Coronati, an oasis of silence behind the Colosseum, hosting a beautiful cosmatesque cloister and S. Silvester chapel, with frescoes that narrate the legend of the conversion of Constantine

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  • What's included :
    • Ticket entrance to Saint Clement Basilica
    • Entry/Admission - Rome Tours with local Guide Marta - Vatican, Colosseum, Trastevere & More Guided Tours
    • Entry/Admission - Basilica of San Clemente
    • Entry/Admission - Ss. Quattro Coronati
    What's excluded :
    • Colosseum entrance ticket. The tour is only outside
    • Entry/Admission - Colosseum
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Rome Tours with local Guide Marta - Vatican, Colosseum, Trastevere & More Guided Tours, Via Archimede, 28, 00198 Roma RM, Italy

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    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Arco di Costantino, Via di San Gregorio, 00186 Rome Italy

    This monument was erected to celebrate the victory of Constantine over Maxentius, and he declared Christianity public worship. This arch is one of major examples of monuments built with intensive use of spolia, by reusing reliefs from 2nd century imperial monuments.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Colosseum, Piazza del Colosseo, 00184 Rome Italy

    Listen to the history of Colosseum in Middle Ages: its decline and new function

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Ludus Magnus, Piazza del Colosseo Via Labicana, Rome Italy

    The gym where gladiators used to train for the fights

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Basilica of San Clemente, Via Labicana 95, 00184 Rome Italy

    Three different churches one on top of the other, dated back to three different eras

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Ss. Quattro Coronati, Via Dei Santissimi Quattro 20, 00184 Rome Italy

    Listen to the legend about the "Donation of Constantine": was a decree used by the Emperor, supposedly to transfer authority over Rome to the Pope

    Duration: 20 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Piazza del Arco di Costantino, Roma RM, Italy
    Return Detail :
    Santi Quattro Coronati, Via dei SS. Quattro, 20, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
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    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Rome Tours with Local Guide Marta

Activity ID: V-101381P16

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