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Itinerary

Greet your guide and small group at the Basilica di San Clemente al Laterano, a beautiful Romanesque church. Descend 60 feet (18 meters) below the ground to see the layers that lie beneath: a 4th-century church and an ancient Roman house.

Hop aboard your comfortable vehicle for the short journey to the Catacombs of Domitilla, a maze of tunnels where ancient Christians buried their dead, which wind underground for 11 miles (18 kilometers). See a 4th-century underground basilica and early Christian wall paintings, and learn about early Christian life.

Finally, walk on ancient Rome’s most famous road, the Ancient Appian Way (Via Appia Antica).

Locations visited
Basilica di San Clemente al Laterano
Catacombe di Santa Domitilla
Crypta Balbi
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Overview

When it comes to discovering Rome’s underground, the right guide makes all the difference. Your leader on this small-group tour is an art historian who knows Rome and its underbelly backwards. Perfect for anyone who loves to escape the beaten path, they’ll lead you through the underside of the Basilica di San Clemente al Laterano and the eerie Catacombs of Domitilla.

Highlights
  • Escape the tourist trail as you explore Rome’s underground secrets
  • See the Basilica di San Clemente al Laterano and the Catacombs of Domitilla
  • Learn about ancient art and architecture from your art historian guide
  • Travel between sites in a comfortable vehicle exclusive to your small group
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Excellent

This trip with 'The Roman Guy' was excellent. Smallish group, knowledgeable guide, no delays or issues. San Clemente is fascinating in itself on each time level, but more so with the history of Rome and its links with Christianity added as a commentary. Small coach...More

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Kayla S, Public Relations Manager at The Roman Guy, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Ciao! Grazie mille for your review. San Clemente sure is one of our favorite spots in Rome and we are glad you learned a lot from your guide during your visit. Happy to hear that the Catacombs and San Clemente were a good pair for...More

Reviewed 28 June 2018
Great short trip in the heart of Rome

This was a great short trip if you have a few hours to fill on your trip in Rome. Our guide was very knowledgeable and had tons of historical facts on the tour. The only problem was a delay on the tour bus but that...More

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Kayla S, Marketing Coordinator at The Roman Guy, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2018

Ciao Charlie! Thanks for taking time to leave us a review. We are glad you learned some new facts about the historical city, and that the tour bus didn't cause any major delays. We hope to welcome you back to Rome soon.

Reviewed 28 June 2018
Fabulous Tour

We had a wonderful tour of San Clemente and the Catacombs! The tour guide was full of great historical information and definitely knew his stuff. We took our time, didn't feel at all rushed, and were able to ask questions. When we saw our tour...More

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Kayla S, Marketing Coordinator at The Roman Guy, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2018

Ciao Maria! Thank you so much for the thoughtful review! The best tours are the ones that go at your own pace and leave enough time for questions and more discovery. We are thrilled to hear about your experience and we hope to welcome you...More

Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile
Amazing Tour

I learned so much on this tour. There were six of us, and the knowledgeable guide (Michele Henry) answered all of our questions and was so attentive. I will book another tour the next time I’m in Rome.

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Kayla S, Marketing Coordinator at The Roman Guy, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2018

Ciao! Thanks for leaving us a great review! Nothing is better than a a memorable tour guide. We look forward to welcoming you back to Rome soon!

Reviewed 20 June 2018
Wonderful Visit to the Catacombs

We had a lovely tour of the Catacombs and Appian Way. We met at the Church of San Clemente. Our guide was running late but this was because it was Italy's Independence Day. We called the Roman Guy and they were able to assure us...More

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I booked a tour online before we went to Rome. I looked at a few others before booking the one I did and found a lot of them were booked up for the dates we were there. Not sure how many people are usually on a small group... More
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