St Valentine's Day in Christian Rome Tour Description
For those who are looking for a romantic St Valentines Day gift which includes the skull of St Valentine (!!) and other stories of love in early Christian and medieval Rome, then this is the perfect tour for you and your loved one.
You will begin your tour by peering through the famous Keyhole of Rome to have your breath taken away by what you will see.
From here you will stroll a few metres to the Church of St Alessio and learn the cautionary tale of love and marriage when he raised eyebrows in ancient Rome.
From there you will meander a few more metres into the romantic and stunning Orange Garden with breathtaking views over the city of Rome where young Italians often canoodle in the evening to enjoy the romantic atmosphere.
After some spectacular photos, you will then venture down the hill, past Circus Maximus, to visit the famous "Mouth of Truth" from the romantic film "Roman Holiday" with Carry Grant and Audrey Hepburn, before entering the Church to view and consider the actual skull of St Valentine! Perhaps not romantic to see a skull but certainly a story to tell your future children!
Ambling on, you venture onto the ancient Tiber Island for a sweet gelato or just to stroll across the winding river.
From there, you yourselves will wind through the charming narrow medieval streets of Trastevere to uncover the hidden gem of the Abbey of St Cecelia built over the house where the Roman Cecelia lived in the first centuries. You will learn about her love story with her husband and see the romantic marble statue recording her eventual death before visiting her golden tomb.
Finally we end up in the centre of Trastevere at the famous and ancient Church of Santa Maria in Trastevere to see its beauty before meandering off into the crowds for a cool glass of wine or prosecco on the Piazza watching the world go by at sunset with your loved one.
If you want the tour to be just you and your loved one, then choose the VIP option to ensure that it's just you and the guide. Standard tours MAY be with other couples.