Underground Rome: the hidden city

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Tour Number

Activity Level

24434


Categories

Museums / Culture, City

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 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

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

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.

Transportation

walking

What’s Included

Other: 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

  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Other: -transportation from/to your hotel
**St.Clemente admission tickets (payment cash or credit card):
Adults (full price) - € 10,00 per person
Children under the age of 16 - free
Students up to 26 years of age with a Student I.D. (Reduced price) - € 5,00 per person

**Roman Houses (payment only cash):
Adult (full price): € 8,00
Children under the age of 6: free
you can buy prepaid tickets for 10€

A Recent Review of this tour

We took three Rome tours with Marisa and hated to say goodbye. She is wonderful and so knowledgeable and interesting. Thank you, Marisa.
Emily Byrd

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  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    24434


    Categories

    Museums / Culture, City

    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)

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