Was Saint Peter ever in Rome? According to the Gospel this seems controversial but reading the apocryphal tradition, we will follow his preaching in Rome and visit the places where there are memories, rather than evidence of his mission to the Capital of the Roman Empire.
We’ll start from the Appian Way, the catacombs of San Sebastiano, where it is believed he worshiped with Saint Paul in the middle Ages. Then, we see the Quo vadis tiny Church where Peter met the Lord and asked him where He was going (Quo vadis, Domine? in Latin). Then to the Church of the Saint Peter in Vinculis (Chains), to see the chains from his prison. In the Church of Santa Francesca Romana on the Roman forum, there is a piece of cobblestone on which the Saint prints were left when he prayed against his enemy, Simon the Wizard who was selling miracles. Then to the Catacombs of Priscilla, where he made the very first baptism in Rome and ending up in Saint Peter’s Square.
Optional visit to the tomb of Saint Peter in the Scavi under Saint Peter’s Basilica, please note that we don’t charge anything you will be given an email address to book the visit and you can pay ticket at the Scavi, as they only permit their own guides to enter the Scavi.
Monday to Saturday
at your centrally located hotel in Rome
The Grand Tour Europe Ltd
Unique Guided Tours
Boutique Tour Operator
Head Office 2 White Friars, Chester, CH11NZ, UK
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