An amazing journey back in time to discover an humble and silent Rome...
You've probably seen the Vatican Museums, The Roman Forum, the Coliseum and numerous churches but maybe you don't know that below streets, squares and churches lies an hidden city. The Underground Rome tour is a sophisticated journey back in time to discover an humble and silent Rome. Few people have had the opportunity to experience the immense beauty and number of hidden treasures hiding underneath Rome!
The tour includes St. Clement's Basilica (with subterranean levels), a unique place for experiencing an archaeological time line from the Ancient Rome to the beginning of Christianity and the Middle Ages. Below the Basilica itself, we can visit also the IV century early christian church and one of the most interesting underground sanctuary dedicated to the God Mithra brought to Rome by the Roman legions posted in the Eastern provinces. You can choose two other sites (take a look at the "ITINERARY")
The tour includes St. Clement's Basilica (with subterranean levels).
You can choose 2 more sites among the following ones:
-Roman Houses in Celian Hill: particularly interesting for their wall paintings (closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays) - ticket's cost: 8 €
-Vicus Caprarius: The site contains two ancient Roman apartment buildings. One of the apartments' ground-floor was turned into a water distribution tank, the only one preserved of the aqueduct "Aqua Virgo" that has flowed almost continuously since 19BC twenty-five metres below the surface of the city. Ticket's cost: 3 € (closed on Mondays)
-Catacombs: ancient underground cemeteries. Most of them are carved in the tuff, outside the perimeter of the ancient walls of Rome (the Aurelian walls), as in the city centre it was forbidden to bury the dead. Ticket's cost: 8 €
-Capuchin Crypt: the famous "Bone Church" in Rome decorated with about 4000 skeletons. Ticket's cost: 8, 5 €
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: At your hotel or at the side-entrance to St. Clement's Basilica (Via San Giovanni in Laterano, next to the Colosseum).
End location: The end location depend by the tour designed according to your preferences and requests.
Duration: 3 hours 30 min.
* My services as your private local guide: 3,5-hours led by an expert historian (Ph.D. of History) and higly experienced licensed tourist guide.
* Hotel pick up (if requested)
Estimated Local Cash Needed
30 EUR - The cost of the admission tickets (i.e. catacombs, capuchin crypt etc.) depend by the sites choosen according to your preferences and requests.
The taxi ride depends on the distance travelled, and this depends by the sites choosen. The maximum seating capacity for a taxi is 5 people. All the Catacombs are located approx. 6 miles (10 kms) from the city centre. From St. Clement's Basilica to the Catacombs , the cost of a taxi ride is approx 15 €.
* Admission tickets
* Transportation costs (cab from/to your hotel)
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Dino was AMAZING! Such a wealth of knowledge of Rome - ancient, middle ages and current. He was so pleasant and interesting. His passion was addicting. We even wondered if he ordered the great weather we had on our tour. Thank you Dino for making our day in Rome so great!