Underground Rome: the hidden city

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Tour Number

Activity Level

24434


Categories

Museums / Culture

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Based on my experience, kids and teens love mysterious atmosphere of those underground ruins.
Not suggested for kids under 6.

Friendly: No.
St.Clemente Basilica underground monuments is not accessible for visitors with movement disabilities or walking issue. Too many steep steps and no lifts.
The Roman Houses on Caelian Hill is partially accessible.

Maximum travelers: 6

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), Italian (fluent)

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!!)

IMPORTANT:
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.

Itinerary

Underground Ruins:

* 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 Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I'll meet you in front of a small restaurant
"I Clementini"
(Via di S.Giovanni in Laterano 106)
On request, I can meet you at the hotel and we can take together a taxi.

End location: At the exit of the Roman Houses (Clivo Scauro). I will give you all the instructions to reach your hotel or I'll escort you to a near 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.

Transportation

walking

What’s Included

a walking tour with a qualified tourist guide and archaeologist in two underground monuments.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

18 Euro - a head- Admission ticket for St.Clemente Basilica (10€) and Roman Houses (8€).

What’s Extra

-transportation from/at your hotel
-snacks
-drinks
-admission tickets

Write me to have a custom tour if you are a group of 7 or more (max 10).
There are extra costs and a different timing due to the mandatory use of headsets.

A Recent Review of this tour

Wonderful guide. Spent the day with her on Saturday as well with the Batican Tour and the Collosium.
Camelia Allen

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