Touring Christian Rome – and 2 Sites that Make it Matter

Insight for Living Ministries' Pre-Israel Tour to Rome

Yesterday and today the Insight for Living Ministries pre-tour to Israel enjoyed touring Christian Rome—or the part of Rome usually associated with Christianity.

Touring Christian Rome

(Photo: Columns in the Roman Forum)

Much of the past two days also included other standard tourist sites in Rome both modern and ancient:

  • Roman Forum
  • Colosseum
  • Circus Maximus
  • Piazza del Popolo
  • Trevi Fountain
  • Pantheon
  • Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel
  • Arch of Titus
  • the Catacombs

Although these sites alone are worthy of a visit to Rome, there are 2 more that make it even more special for the Christian.

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6 Christian Sites in Rome You Should Know About

Rome is famous for the standard tourists sites. The Trevi Fountain, the Forum, Piazza Navona, the Colosseum, the Pantheon—and many other historic places lay alongside modern streets and buildings.

Arch of Constantine

(Photo: The Arch of Constantine in Rome)

But I’d like to show you 6 Christian sites, those sites relevant to believers, including one place that isn’t even on the map.

The Apostle Paul wrote to the Romans of his plans to see them:

I have had for many years a longing to come to you whenever I go to Spain—for I hope to see you in passing, and to be helped on my way there by you, when I have first enjoyed your company for a while (Romans 15:23-24).

To be sure, Paul would go to Rome—but not like he thought he would.

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