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Mosaic is an ancient expression of decorative art; the first mosaics date back to around 2500 BC. Ancient Greeks and Romans decorated homes and temples with colorful mosaics, gold being introduced in the Christian and Byzantine period.
Enjoy a special tour of Rome's finest mosaic art in some of the city's most beautiful churches, such as the the basilicas of San Clemente, Santa Maria Maggiore, Santa Prassede and San Giovanni in Laterano. For an additional price, you may also choose to visit the Vatican Mosaic school in order to learn how these masterpieces are created.
Please note, shoulders and knees need to be covered to enter all religious sites, such as San Clemente, Santa Maria Maggiore, Santa Prassede, St. John the Lateran.