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 the modern Rome.
The most interesting site of this kind is 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. .
The Roman Houses are closed on Tuesdays and Thursdays. If interested in this tour anyway, send me a message. I can change the second site with another underground ruin (a taxi ride may be required).
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
On request, I can replace the House with a small site in front of Trevi Fountain or the undergrounds of Piazza Navona (a taxi ride is required).
**this tour does NOT includes a visit to the Catacombs (Early-Christian underground graveyards)**
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) In case of an afternoon tour, we'll meet at the Basilica Santi Giovanni e Paolo. I will give you more details (map and photos) after the booking.
Duration: 3 hours
This tour is not available on Tuesdays and Thursday, and after 3 pm (Roman Houses are closed). 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€).
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
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We took three Rome tours with Marisa and hated to say goodbye. She is wonderful and so knowledgeable and interesting. Thank you, Marisa.