The Catholic Traveler’s Guide to Rome

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Catholic Day Tours of Rome

The Life of Christ

Seven Pilgrim Churches of Rome

Saints, Apostles, and an Apparition

Seeing the Pope

Guide to Papal Events

The Papal Calendar

How to get tickets for Papal Masses and Papal Audiences

Saint Peter’s Basilica

General info regarding Saint Peter’s Basilica

Adoration at Saint Peter’s Basilica

Confession times at Saint Peter’s Basilica

Mass times at Saint Peter’s Basilica

The Churches of Rome

Here’s a growing list of the churches around the city. Opening hours, Mass times, and other random trivia.

Traditional Latin Masses in Rome

A list of regularly scheduled Masses in the Extraordinary Form

English Masses in Rome

A list of English Masses in Rome

Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel

General info you need to know before visiting the Vatican Museums

Guided tours of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel

Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel at Night

Become a Patron of the Arts for the Vatican Museums

Scavi Tour

How to book the Scavi Tour

What is the Scavi Tour?

Other Tours of Rome

Guided tours of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel

Guided tours of the Colosseum and Ancient Rome

Arrival in Rome

Arrival in Rome: Your first 30 minutes

Airport Transfers: Getting from the airport to your hotel

Eating in Rome

Abruzzi – Rome’s best Carbonara and the famous green sambuca. I’m here several times a week.

Trattoria Polese – I’m here four or five times a week. Love this place! Great friends. Tell them I sent you.

L’Isola della Pizza – One of Rome’s most popular restaurants with the locals. Always packed, always fun, always excellent.

Forno Feliziani – A great option near the Vatican Museums for a quick and simple breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Getting around Rome

How to get to Saint Paul Outside the Walls

The Rome Metro and nearby Catholic attractions

Papal Blessings

How to order a Papal Blessing