Rome is the main city of the Roman Catholic Church. Christians call it the second Jerusalem. After all, already in the first century AD, Christian priests of Rome began to conduct liturgies in catacombs and underground burials.
Rome is daily visited by a large number of tourists. Especially, the Eternal City is popular among pilgrims who come to experience the path towards the place of death of the holy apostles, in the hope of cleansing and repenting.
The very first Christian community in Rome was founded by St. Peter (one of the twelve apostles of Christ). He was martyred in Rome.
In 313, the Emperor Constantine adopted the Edict of Milan, which was an important step towards the transformation of Christianity into the official religion of the empire. At the burial site of Peter, the Emperor Constantine built the St. Peter’s Cathedral, around which the Vatican was later founded.
Here are the places in Rome worth visiting for every Christian:
- Appian Way (the location of the first Christian catacombs).
- Hill Esquiline. The most popular of the seven hills of Rome, on which the city stands.
- Saint Paul’s Cathedral.
- Basilica of Saint Clement.
- San Giovanni in Laterano.
- Cathedral of San Paolo Fuori le Mura (located on the burial site of the Apostle Paul).
- San Pietro in Vincoli.
- Church of Santa Maria Maggiore (Sistine Chapel – the burial place of Pope Sixtus V).
- Chapel of relics of the Holy of Holies (the miraculous image of the Savior, the Holy Ladder).
- Lateran basilica of St. John.
- Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore (St. Mary’s).
- Basilica of St. Lawrence behind the walls.
- Basilica of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem.
- Church of the Blessed Virgin of Divine Love.
In order to get acquainted with the sacred city as comfortably and effectively as possible, we advise you to plan your trip in advance.
Our company organizes pedestrian and car tours around Rome.
We will be happy to help you in the organization. Feel free to contact us! 🙂