St. Paul's Basilica RomeOctober 24, 2016 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C
Inside the basilica, we saw Paul's tomb and the chapel of St. Lawrence. Although we didn't have a lot of time to take it all in, we were happy to get to see what we did. After that it was time to head back to Civitavecchia and hop on the ship headed to Sorrento.
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. A much larger basilica was built in 386 AD and underwent numerous additions and renovations in the centuries that followed.Read more