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Underground Rome And Catacombs Tour with Basilica of San Clemente

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  • 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
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Underground Rome And Catacombs Tour with Basilica of San Clemente
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Underground Rome And Catacombs Tour with Basilica of San Clemente
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Overview
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 (7)
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Underground Rome And Catacombs Tour with Basilica of San Clemente

Vanessa obviously loves her job and it shows. I plan to come back and hope to be able to get her to do a couple of private tours for me. She is incredibly knowledgeable, and loves questions! I really recommend this company for anyone looking...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Snoxall
Reviewed 29 October 2018
A fantastic way to dive deep into Rome's history

Luca as a guide accompanied us on an incredible journey! I was at first sceptical due to slightly high price, but it was oh so worth it! With an exceptional knowledge of Rome and its history - Luca made the tour so interesting and memorable....More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Maria K
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 edgard187
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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank wynterhk
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