Byzantine moasics and Vatican mosiac school tour
A special tour of Rome's finest Mosaic Art in some of the city's most beautiful churches.
This itinerary can go on for ever… Rome has some of the most interesting and precious mosaics in the world.
This ancient art was brought from the East with the Byzantine influence. It was developed in Rome and still exists thanks to the Vatican Mosaic School.
We will discover a selection of these mosaics in a number of striking churches, both well-known and less known.
The Basilica of San Clemente has a very unusual mosaic that dates back to the 12th century. St. Mary Major Basilica, dedicated to the Madonna, is one of the richest and most visited and the mosaics there range from the 5th to the 13th centuries.
An often forgotten church, Santa Prassede has the Chapel of San Zeno, a little square-vaulted chamber completely covered with gold mosaics.
The Lateran Baptistry, near St. John's Cathedral, still contains some of the oldest mosaics in an octagonal-shaped building.
These are only a few of the many beautiful and unique mosaic treasures you can discover with us in Rome.
Duration: 4 hours
Transportation required: Walking tour