Follow the final hours of Jesus's life through the relics
preserved in the churches of Rome.

Take this guided tour to unearth the spirituality of Rome and glance at its hidden churches.
Start at St. Prassede's Basilica, the church preserving the pillar of the flogging, a segment of the column upon which Jesus was flogged before the Crucifixion.
Mentioned in three of the four Canonical Gospels, this relic was brought to Rome in the Middle Ages. Next to it is the amazing Basilica of S. Maria Maggiore.
St. Mary Major is the largest Marian Church in Rome and hosts a piece of wood from the crib of Jesus. Then you'll move to the Lateran to see the Scala Sancta, Holy Stairs.
The steps leading up to Pilate's headquarter in Jerusalem, on which Jesus stepped before to be sentenced to death. To gain the Plenary Indulgence believers climb the steps on the knees.
Subsequently you'll enter St. John Lateran's Basilica, the first to be built of the 4 Papal Basilicas and the Cathedral of Rome.
At the end you'll be amazed to see the Basilica of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem.
Built in the 4th century A.D. to preserve the relics brought to Rome by St. Helen, Constantine's mother.
Several relics are preserved in the Cappella delle Reliquie: the Elogium, or the panel which was hung on Christ's Cross; two thorns of the crown; three pieces of the Cross.