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Basilica of Saint Paul

The Basilica is within Italian territory and not the territory of the Vatican City State. However, the Holy See fully owns the Basilica, and Italy is legally obligated to recognize its full ownership thereof and to concede to it "the immunity granted by International Law to the headquarters of the diplomatic agents of foreign States". James Michael Harvey was named Archpriest of the Basilica in 2012.

The Basilica was founded by the Roman Emperor Constantine I over the burial place of St. Paul, where it was said that, after the Apostle's execution, his followers erected a memorial, called "a cella memoriae". This first edifice was expanded under Valentinian I in the 370s.

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Excursions

Ancient Rome Colosseum ticket (SIC)
Experience the immensity of ancient Rome’s most iconic symbol on this Express Colosseum tour with privileged direct access to the Arena Floor through ...
Christian Rome (SIC)
The first stop is Esquiline Hill where our guide will show you some of the treasures inside the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, before continuing by...
Classical Rome (SIC)

With the new tour itinerary clients will reach St Peter's Basilica by bus, for an internal visit with guide of the church. At the end of the visit,...
Exclusive Vatican Museums night tour with dinner (SIC)
See the Vatican Museums in a new light, a pleasing low light as you enter after regular closing time on this Vatican night tour. For short periods dur...
Rome City Hop on Hop Off tour (SIC)
An approx. 2 hour hop-on, hop-off tour with stops in the vicinity of some of Rome's most famous sights. Taped commentary in English. Hourly depart...
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