Religious Rome



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Rome is not only home to the stunning St. Peter's Basilica and the Cathedral Church of Rome (Basilica San Giovanni) in the San Giovanni district, it also offers a significant variety of synagogues and mosques for its visitors. Though you could spend days on end exploring the various religious landmarks in the city, this two day visit covers the most commonly visited sights.

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Day 1 - Rome


Day One of Religious Rome should start with a morning visit to the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. After grabbing a quick lunch, head over to the Pantheon and then San Pietro in Vincoli (or Saint Peter in Chains), Santa Maria Sopra Minerva and San Clemente. From San Clemente, continue Via San Giovanni in Laterano to arrive at Basilica San Giovanni, the first church used by the popes. Visit the Basilica and then cross the street to the Scala Santa. Check for the Monumento a San Francesco d’Assisi. Head over to Santa Croce in Gerusalemme and finish off the day with dinner at Charly's Sauciere, an excellent restaurant featuring French and Italian cuisine.


1

The Vatican

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Location:

viale Vaticano
Rome, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 06 6982 (Switchboard)
fax: +39 06 6988 5518


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Musei Vaticani (Vatican Museums)

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Location:

Viale Vaticano
00165 Rome, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 (0)6 6988 3041
fax: +39 (0)6 6988 5236


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Sistine Chapel

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Location:

viale Vaticano
Viale del Vaticano
Rome, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 068 530 1758
fax: +39 068 530 1756


4

Basilica di San Pietro (St. Peter's Basilica)

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Location:

piazza San Pietro
Piazza San Pietro
00193 Rome, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 (0)6 48 8991 (Tourist Information)
fax: +39 (0)6 481 9316 (Tourism Board)


5

The Pantheon

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Location:

piazza della Rotonda
Piazza della Rotonda
00186 Rome, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 6 6830 0230


6

San Pietro in Vincoli

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Location:

piazza di San Pietro in Vincoli 4a
00184 Rome, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 6 488 2865
fax: +39 06 9784 4985


7

Santa Maria Sopra Minerva

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Location:

Piazza della Minerva 42
00186 Rome, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 6 699 0339
fax: +39 6 699 0672


8

San Clemente

Location:

via Labicana 95
00184 Rome, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 6 7045 1018


9

San Giovanni in Laterano

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Location:

piazza San Giovanni in Laterano
00184 Rome, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 6 0669 8643


10

Monumento a San Francesco d'Assisi

Location:

piazza di San Giovanni in Laterano 88
00184 Rome, Italy


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Scala Santa

Location:

piazza San Giovanni in Laterano 14
00184 Rome, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 6 48 8991 (Tourist Information)
fax: +39 6 481 9316 (Rome Tourism Board)


12

Santa Croce in Gerusalemme

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Location:

piazza di Santa Croce in Gerusalemme 12
00185 Rome, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 6 701 4769


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Charly's Sauciere

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Location:

via San Giovanni in Laterano 270
00184 Rome, Italy

Contact:

tel: 39 6 7049 5666


Day 2 - Rome


Begin the day with a visit to Santa Maria Maggiore by Termini station and then head over to Santa Maria in Cosmedin. Following this, make a stop at San Lorenzo in Lucina and then head over to Trastevere for some lunch at Piperno, to whet your appetite for the afternoon activities. Following lunch, visit the nearby Santa Maria in Trastevere and Santa Maria del Pianto. The rest of the afternoon should be devoted to the “Ghetto,” as it’s now called, which is the historic Jewish quarter of Rome. Though most people associate Rome with the Pope, the Vatican and its various churches and basilicas, Rome actually has its roots in the Jewish tradition, as well. Start out on Via del Portico d’Ottavia, exploring the length of the street and stopping at one of the many Kosher bakeries for some delicious Ricotta cake or Pizza Giudia. Visit the Sinagoga d’Ottavia and Museo d’Arte Ebraica (Museum of Jewish Art) before having dinner at Vecchia Roma and drinks at Caruso.


1

Santa Maria Maggiore

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Location:

via Liberiana 27
00185 Rome, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 06 698 86800
fax: +39 06 698 86817


2

Santa Maria in Cosmedin

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Location:

Piazza della Bocca della Verità 18
00186 Rome, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 6 678 1419


3

San Lorenzo in Lucina

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Location:

via in Lucina 16a
00186 Rome, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 6 687 1494


4

Piperno

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Location:

Via Monte de' Cenci 9
00186 Rome, Italy

Contact:

tel: 06-68806629


5

Santa Maria in Trastevere

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Location:

via della Paglia 14
Piazza Santa Maria in Trastevere
00153 Rome, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 6 581 4802


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Santa Maria del Pianto

Location:

via Santa Maria dei Calderari 20
00186 Rome, Italy


7

Ghetto (Il)

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Location:

via del Portico d'Ottavia
Sant'Angelo (Area 1)
00186 Rome, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 (0)6 48 8991 (Romaturismo)


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Via del Portico d'Ottavia

Location:

via del Portico d'Ottavia
00186 Rome, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 6 48 8991 (Tourist Information)
fax: +39 6 481 9316


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Sinagoga Nuova (La)

Location:

lungotevere Cenci
00186 Rome, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 6 48 8991 (Tourist Information)
fax: +39 6 481 9316 (Tourism Board)


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Museo d'Arte Ebraica

Location:

lungotevere Cenci
Sinagoga
00186 Rome, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 (0)6 684 0061
fax: +39 (0)6 6840 0684


11

Vecchia Roma

Location:

Via della Tribuna di Campitelli 18
Near Campo De' Fiori & the Jewish Ghetto
00186 Rome, Italy

Contact:

tel: 06-6864604


12

Caruso

Location:

via di Monte Testaccio 63
00153 Rome, Italy

Contact:

tel: 39 065745019


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