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Underground Rome And Catacombs Tour with Basilica of San Clemente

  • A small-group tour makes for an intimate way to see the sights
  • See a side of Rome that most visitors miss on this underground tour
  • Discover subterranean houses, ancient temples, catacombs, and more
Underground Rome And Catacombs Tour with Basilica of San Clemente
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Underground Rome And Catacombs Tour with Basilica of San Clemente
Discover a side of Rome that most visitors overlook: venture below street level and explore the city’s hidden, subterranean highlights. On this small-group tour, you’ll encounter catacombs, ancient churches, pagan temples, and other underground sights, and will learn more about Rome’s wealth of history. Meet your guide in a central location in the afternoon; entry costs for all venues are included in the ticket price.
What to Expect

Hidden deep beneath the streets and squares of modern Rome is another city, an underground world of a neglected past usually overlooked by visitors. Moving between the sites with the help of a minivan will allow you to discover this secret city in comfort. Descend into this haunting subterranean metropolis with our expert guides, and uncover the lost faces of a city that has taken on many guises in its millennia long history. Explore an eerie and perfectly preserved temple devoted to the bull-slaughtering cult of Mithras concealed beneath the church of San Clemente, and relive the daily lives of the ancients as you wander through a beautiful Roman house complete with sophisticated wall-paintings, gardens, pools and fountains under the basilica of San Giovanni e Paolo. In the massive catacombs of Saint Domitilla meanwhile, learn about the traditions and rituals of the earliest Christians in the spaces where they buried their dead in times of religious persecution. Journey back in time with us deep into the hidden recesses of the past, and discover the hidden spaces concealed deep beneath modern Rome.

Our Underground Rome tour is limited to 13 people, which means you’ll have a much more personal experience, and be able to ask your guide questions. All tickets are bought beforehand, so you can skip the lines and spend more time exploring subterranean Rome.

Reviews (5)
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Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile
Unique must do view of Rome

Absolutely sensational tour. Facinating in every sense of the word and the history and knowledge was incredible. Having the wealth of knowledge that our guide Vanessa,a qualified archaeologist, was able to give truly sets this tour apart. She was not only a warm and engaging...More

1  Thank Rachael B
Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile
Very good tour by enrica!

We had a very interesting tour of the catacombs and the deep layers of the church san clementine. Our guide enrica armentante was very professional and enthusiastic and knows so much about Ancient Rome. A true recommendation to see other than the standard highlights of...More

Thank Edgar D
Reviewed 13 May 2018
Fascinating and educational

Of all the Tours we took on our recent trip to Italy, this one was the most comprehensive and interesting. Our guide Robert Huber was well schooled and enthusiastic. You could tell he loved the history of the places we visited. The Roman catacombs were...More

Thank wynterhk
Reviewed 1 May 2018
Great tour for a different view of Rome!

My husband and I really enjoyed this tour. We wanted to do some things that are not the norm for touring Rome. We wanted to see Rome in a different light. This tour really met our expectations and did not disappoint. We visited the Basilica...More

Thank Mabel8
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile
Neat Tour

This was a very interesting tour of a few of the underground wonders of Rome. The highlight of the tour was our tour guide, Francesca Valente. She was very informative and engaging. You could really see her passion for the history and places she showed...More

Thank Brandy T
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