Middle Ages

Our first itineraries introduce you to Roman history showing you its development from the Republic to the Empire, up to the beginnings of Christianity at the beginning 4th century AD. With the establishment of the Roman Church and the transfer of the emperor to Konstantinopel, the townscape of Rome experienced substantial changes, whose stages we will reconstruct during our tour.

The beginning and the development of Christianity in Rome (Tour 2)

Only after the return of the Popes from their exile in Avignon in the year 1377, did the Vatican become the centre of the Catholic Church. It replaced thereby the old seat of the Popes in the Lateran. The first…

The beginning and the development of Christianity in Rome (Tour 1)

The first itinerary is predominantly dedicated to the Emperor Constantine (306-337), the first Christian Emperor of the Roman Catholic Church. The legendary story of Constantine is narrated in two different fresco cycles: in the beautiful Oratory of S. Sylvester and…

Hidden churches of the Middle Ages

Our itinerary begins at the Forum Boarium, the ancient cattle market that stood near the city river’s port. The area attracts visitors eager to place their hands inside the Bocca della Verità (the Mouth of Truth) in the portico of…

The Mosaic Art in Rome

No other city, not even Ravenna or Istanbul, has so many mosaics as Rome. The era of Mosaic art began at about the same time as the first Christian Basilicas were built and ended approximately in 1300, when Fresco painting…