Uncover the hidden Rome with an archaeologist
There is another Rome, just underneath our busy streets and far from the crowd that usually you meet in the Colosseum.
We call this hidden city the Underground Rome: ruins of ancient houses, baths, temples discovered by chance underneath a church or a plaza of the modern Rome.
The perfect way to understand Rome is to visit the basilica of St. Clemente.
Underneath the charming Basilica of the XIIth century, I'll guide you through 2 levels of chambers where you see remains of a IVth century church and an Ancient Roman district (Ist century A. D. ).
We'll continue our tour in the Roman Houses on Caelian Hill, an ancient insula (apartment building) with frescoes of IIIrd century A. D.
(more sites on request!!)
this tour does NOT includes a visit to the Catacombs (Early-Christian underground graveyards)
Please dress properly (no naked shoulders and knees) since we'll be entering in a working church.
* Basilica of S. Clemente:
IVth century early cristian Church
Ist century roman buildings and the Mithraic altar
*Roman Houses on Celian Hill:
ancient roman "insula" (apartment building)
IIIrd century house with rare roman paintings
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: I'll meet you in front of a small restaurant "I Clementini" (Via di S.Giovanni in Laterano 106) I will give you more details (map and photos) after the booking.
End Point Options: Suggested by Guide: we'll end at the exit of the Roman Houses. I can point you out the closest metro or I can escort you in the nearest taxi station.
Duration: 3 hours
This tour is not available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays (closing days of Roman Houses). Write me if interested in this tour anyway, I can change the itinerary and visit with you another site.
- Tour is indoor.
No problem in case of rain, since we'll be outside only for the short walk between the Church and the Houses.
We'll use raincoats and umbrella.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
18 Euro - a head- Admission ticket for St.Clemente Basilica (10€) and Roman Houses (8€).
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Wonderful guide. Spent the day with her on Saturday as well with the Batican Tour and the Collosium.