Sunday following the 10:30 Mass there is a historic tour of the
Church ending in prayer at the tomb of the martyrs, in the crypt
below the main altar. This tour is also available by request for
groups by appointment. The tour takes about 30 minutes. It begins
with the building of the house of the saints in 280 AD, when the
site was a house church and chronicles the development of the
Church from the first basilica at the time of Constantine in 330
AD, through the Carolingian (800AD) and Rennaisance churches (1585).
The frescoes are explained in great detail, used to retell the
stories of the five saints who are buried here. The tour ends
in the crypt, the site of the dining room of the original house
of the saints where the Eucharist was first celebrated, and where
Saint Susanna is buried. A unique experience, unlike any other
church you will visit in Rome.
This tour can be added to a Group Mass planned at the Church,
ask us about this when you call to make arrangements for your
group to celebrate Mass in the Church.