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Back to The Past Private Tour

Highlights / General details

Founded in the early fifth century BC by Pammachius, a Roman senator, the titulus Pammachii or Basilica of SS. Giovanni e Paolo now stands over a magnificent residential complex comprising several Roman houses of different periods. The sequence of decorated rooms and the maze of stratified structures cut through by the foundations of the Church; reveal aspects of Roman daily life with an interesting blend of cultural themes.

This monument originated in a variety of building types including an insula or apartment block for artisans, and a wealthy domus, which was subsequently converted into an early Christian church. According to tradition, this was the dwelling of John and Paul, officers at the court of the Emperor Constantine, both of whom, having suffered martyrdom by execution during the reign of Julian the Apostate, had been buried on the site of their own house. During the third century A.D., these different properties were combined under a single owner and transformed into an elegant pagan house characterized by finely-decorated rooms.


Hotel pick-up and drop-off; Skip the Line Access to Roman Houses of Celio; Private guided tour; Professional guide.


Food and beverages; Gratuities.

Hours of operation

Available Tuesday and Thursday at 9:00am, 11:00am, 1:00pm and 3:00pm.


Approximately 2 hours.


There is a minimum requirement of 2 passengers per booking.

Guests must be ready at the hotel lobby 10 minutes prior departure.

Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.

**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**

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