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Basilica di Santa Prassede Tours

Basilica di Santa Prassede
Not far from the Papal Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore is the little Santa Prassede, a 9th-century church with stunning mosaics inside.

The Basilica of Santa Prassede was started in the late 8th century (there’s an even older church dedicated to Santa Prassede underneath it) and completed in 822 AD. The saint entombed here, Santa Prassede (or Saint Praxedes), was the daughter of the first Roman who St. Peter converted to Christianity.

The mosaics on the interior of the church are Byzantine, dating from the early 9th century, and are reminiscent of those in Venice’s St. Mark’s Basilica and the churches of Ravenna. They’re dazzling in gold and bright colors.

Among the other things to see inside the church is a bust for a tomb that was sculpted by Bernini when he was only 17 years old, and the original crypt near the altar. This is where the bones of Saint Praxedes (and her sister, Saint Pudenziana) were placed when the church was completed. There is also a reliquary containing what is said to be a piece of the pillar on which Jesus was flogged before being crucified.

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The main entrance of the church on Via di San Martino ai Monti is not the original facade, but entering through the main door allows you to see the original 9th-century facade that is now contained inside a little courtyard.
Address: Via di Santa Prassede 9, Rome, Lazio 00184, Italy
Hours: 7:30am-12pm, 4-6:30pm
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Passion of Christ Walking Tour in Rome

Passion of Christ Walking Tour in Rome

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View items related to the passion and death of Jesus Christ during this 3-hour tour in Rome. Visit the Basilica of St Mary Major to see fragments of the wood from the manger where Jesus was born and explore San Prassede, which features pieces of the pillar upon which Christ was flogged. At the Basilica of Santa Croce, see fragments of the true cross and a nail of the crucifixion. Along the tour, learn about the history of these sacred religious objects from your guide. All entrance fees are included.
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Passion of Christ Private Walking Tour in Rome

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Early Christian history enthusiasts will enjoy this tour of relics from the life of Christ. Visits include the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore to view wood believed to be from Jesus’ manger; Santa Prassede, home to a fragment of the pillar on which Christ is said to have been flogged; and the Basilica of Santa Croce, containing what may be pieces of the cross and a nail from the Crucifixion. You can also walk up the Holy Stairs Jesus once descended.
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Private Tour - Monti district

Private Tour - Monti district

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Monti district, today one of the most renowned districts of the city center, was in the past the poorest part of Rome, the ancient "Subura". It became an important religious center in the Middle Ages with the contruction of many important churches, that were constantly renovated during the centuries. Here we will find one of the four major churches of Rome, Saint Mary Major, incredible mosaics and famous artists of the Renaissance and Baroque ages, like Michelangelo and Bernini. Some of the highlights of the Tour: - Saint Mary Major - Santa Prassede - San Pietro in Vincoli - Moses by Michelangelo - walking through Monti District
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Churches of Rome Private Tour: Maria Maggiore, Santa Pudenziana, Santa Prassede

Churches of Rome Private Tour: Maria Maggiore, Santa Pudenziana, Santa Prassede

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Visit one of Rome's most important churches, plus two lesser-known basilicas, on this 2-hour walking tour. With a guide, you'll start at Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, a papal basilica and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then continue to nearby Santa Pudenziana and the Basilica di Santa Prassede. During your tour, enjoy the chance to see historical art and architecture, and learn about the history of the churches, which dates as far back as the 4th century.
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Rione Monti Food, Wine & Sightseeing Tour of Rome

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Get the most of a stroll through Monti and Esquilino by traveling with a guide. You'll get off the beaten path and explore neighborhoods that many tourists don't visit in Rome, focusing on the food and wine options available there. Sample food at several traditional Roman restaurants and visit local historical landmarks and sites.
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Monti District Street Food and Sightseeing Tour

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Monti is the neighborhood tourists choose while visiting Rome because it is close to the Colosseum, then they discover that it is also a very trendy and peaceful area. A pleasant surprise, both for its elegant and romantic views, and for some gems that it conceals, such as the Moses by Michelangelo, preserved in the church of San Pietro in Vincoli. With this tour you will spend 2 and a half hours around the neighborhood, discovering its beauties and appreciating some treats of the local and national street food, like the salty maritozzo, a brioche stuffed with various options of salami, cheeses, or marinated vegetables, or the typical Neapolitan pizza. You cannot miss a taste of Roman pizza and mortadella, accompanied by a good sip of Lazio wine, to conclude with one of the best artisan ice creams in the city. After a morning spent at the Colosseum or around Rome, what better opportunity to spend a relaxing afternoon discovering the neighborhood and nice places to eat well!
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Santa Maria Maggiore, Santa Pudenziana & Santa Prassede Private Church Tour

Santa Maria Maggiore, Santa Pudenziana & Santa Prassede Private Church Tour

Explore the hidden treasures of Rome on this 2-hour private tour with your personal guide to see 3 of the most beautiful churches in the Eternal City: Santa Maria Maggiore Basilica, Santa Prassede and Santa Pudenziana. Meet your guide at Santa Maria Maggiore, a papal basilica and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See the well-preserved mosaics from the Roman era, the chapels of Pope Sixtus V and Pope Paul V, paintings by the great Raphael and Michelangelo, relics from the medieval era, and many more historic pieces. Next head to Santa Prassede where you can see more breathtaking mosaics and artworks including what is a segment of the pillar where Jesus was flogged. To end, visit Santa Pudenziana, a 4th century church believed to be the oldest Christian temple in Rome. It's home to the oldest mosaic apse in the city and it represents Christ surrounded by his Apostles. Learn about historical Christian art and architecture together with your knowledgeable, local guide on this unique tour!
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Medieval Rome: Churches, Towers, Mosaics - Private Walking Tour

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The traces of the Middle Ages seem slight in Rome, today dominated by the imposing Ancient Roman remains and by the elegant palaces built in the Renaissance. Yet, if you know where to look, you can find ignored, almost forgotten wonders… Thanks to our knowledgeable and passionate guide, you will discover some of the 300 towersthat dominated the city center in Medieval times, including the famous and imposing Torre delle Milizie and Torre del Grillo. You will also visit the Basilica of Saint Cosmas and Damian, with its famous mosaic in byzantine style, and you will end the tour in the marvellous Basilica of Santa Prassede, a little-known jewel that hides a golden treasure!
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Walking tour for Christian Rome

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Rome is filled with famous attractions: the Colosseum, the Vatican museums, the catacombs, the Pantheon and the list goes on. There are so many amazing sites here that you could spend days (heck, even weeks) just seeing the main, most well-known ones. But there’s more to Rome than the sites that attract thousands upon thousands of visitors each day, so discover the best off-the-beaten-path things to see and do in Rome. Carve out a unique experience on your next trip by seeking out some of the unusual, weird, and offbeat things to see and do in the eternal city.
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Basilica di Santa Prassede hours of operation: 7:30am-12pm, 4-6:30pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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