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 private thematic tours of Rome

MOSAICS MAGNIFICENCE
St Agnese St Costanza St Pudenziana St Prassede St Maria in Trastevere

 

 

a private guided chauffeured  tour to early medieval churches rich with mosaics of splendid chromatism. your 7 hours limousine private tour starts at  St Agnese where a  Byzantine mosaic of rare beauty overlooks the high altar.  in the nearby 4th century St Costanza, an interesting  ancient Roman mausoleum,  charming  nilotic mosaics decorate the vaulted ambulatory ceiling with ornamental vintage scenes. in  St Pudenziana, possibly Rome earliest church, an impressive late 4th century apse  mosaic depicting Christ entroned and  the 12 apostoles, against an ancient ciy background, decorates the high altar. next the late 5th century Santa Prassede where spendid mosaic scenes decorating the apse and the triumphal arch are junior to those of  the church 9th century St  Zeno chapel, Rome most important Byzantine monument, with touching cromatic mosaic figures on walls and ceiling. .  By the Roman Forum in the Basilica of St Cosma nad Damien 6th and 7th centuries mosaics decorate the triumphal arch and the apse with spendid cromatism.  a short drive to picturesque Trastevere district and, in the Basilica  of  Santa Maria in Trastevere,  Piero  Cavallini 's "Stories of the Virgin" splendid mosaic materpieces,  transition mark from inspirational medieval fashion to 14th century naturalistic expressions.

private tour includes:  transport - English speaking guide - admissions
per person tour price in Euros:

2 3 4 to 6 7 to 8
335 249 199 165

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