From the early Christians to the power of the Popes
Baroque Rome and the Rome of the ancient Empire are probably better known, but the city has a wealth of early Christian and medieval architecture. In this podtour ™we go a little way off the beaten track to find some fine mosaics, unusual frescoes, visit a fortified monastery, and see a unique medieval house decorated with the fragments of classical buildings.
Many sightseeing tours focus on the big sights - this is your chance to find some undiscovered corners of the city. We start at the little church of Santa Pudenziana, and end up on the Aventine Hill, fitting in a temple to Mithras and one of Rome's most peaceful cloisters on the way.
One of our customers said "You helped me find some sights that just aren't in the guidebooks - and that I never would have thought were so interesting. A pagan temple under a medieval church - that's fantastic!"
This is one of our longest podtours™ in terms of miles walked, and there are a few hills to climb, but it's well worth it - we end with one of the best views in the entire city.
When in Rome, they say, do as the Romans do...here are some of our favourite curiosities and “off the beaten track” sights in the city.