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Rome Underground And Catacombs Tour

hypogeumVisited places: Basilica of Saint Clemens and the Roman Houses on Celio Hill
Starting time: 9am - 3pm 
Tour not available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays

entrance tickets needed


daytime tour only

walking difficulty: hard





Are you ready to live one of the most fascinating adventures in your life? The Rome Underground and Catacombs tour offers a unique experience and emotion!

If you've missed the hidden wonders beneath modern Rome, it means that you have also missed part of the history of the Eternal City.

For centuries Rome has grown on itself and the buildings were built one on top of the other. Thus, an underground world was created. Temples, houses, pagan secrets and catacombs are hidden underneath the floors of churches and palaces.

The Rome Underground tour will give you an insight into how Romans actually lived. You’ll take a walk into the apartments of the Roman middle class.
 Intact frescoes, different levels of housing, narrow alleys and interesting found artifacts: these are just a few of the incredible things you will see and experience visiting the Case Romane del Celio.

Begin Your Tour With Us

Your guide will lead you through a fascinating travel through time at San Clemente and the Catacombs. There, you’ll be toured through various layers of excavation sites and discover the life in that place centuries ago.
So, what are you waiting for? 
Join us on our Rome Underground Tour and start your journey through time!



Pick Up At Your Stay

To make your tour easy and relaxing our guide will come to pick you up by taxi at your stay in Rome and together you’ll reach the starting point of your journey!

Enter The Subterranean World

This tour is intended to make you discover the hidden world underneath the city. Therefore it includes transfers to different locations, in order to give you an overview of the many existing hidden marvels of Rome and of how many of them may have not been discovered yet.

We will leave the noisy and crowed streets of the city and the most touristy spots to reach a world full of secrets and mystery.

Start At The Catacombs Of Priscilla

The Catacombs of Priscilla represent a type of subterranean buildings. These were the place where the first Christians and non-pagan community used to bury the dead.

This subterranean area is a real labyrinth full of quarries and turns, therefore a tour guide is indispensable if you do not want to get lost!
Your guide will show you the subterranean churches, the frescoes and all the marvels that have been brought to light.

Reach San Clemente Basilica

We will continue our journey through the hidden places of Rome heading to San Clemente Basilica by taxi. The Basilica (IV century) is a Roman Catholic church dedicated to Pope Clement I. At the end of the 19th century the basis of the church were renovated. During the diggings, the archeologists discovered that the Basilica hidden a cavity and another subterranean church (VI-XII century A.D.) was found.

The layers underneath the church include fascinating frescoes of the 9th century, mosaics and a temple dedicated to the god Mitra that you should not miss! Lower levels host ancient Roman buildings buried deep below the street level.

Discover the Case Romane del Celio

Our fascinating tour goes on with a beautiful walk up the Celio Hill. We will enter together into the borgo that surrounds the Church dedicated to the Saints Giovanni and Paolo, from which you can admire its charming bell tower.
Underneath the church we are going to discover the archeological area, known as the Case Romane del Celio and walk through the rooms and the apartments where the ancient Roman middle class lived and where many of the frescoes still remain.

Make Memories And Take Pictures

We know the importance of making good memories from your journey. This is the reason why we will stop, whenever is allowed, to take beautiful pictures of you during the tour;

Ask Us For Some Advice To Continue Your Journey

At the end of the tour your guide will be glad to help you and give you some advice on anything you wish to know, such as souvenirs, books, restaurants and so on. So, please don’t hesitate to ask.



Duration: 3 hours

Location: indoor

Wheelchair accessible: no

Tickets: 5 Euros (Saint Clemens) + 6 Euros per person (Roman Houses)



Of course, you can decide to go on your tour whenever you prefer. 
Our tip for you anyway is to plan your tour, if that’s possible, at the beginning of your stay in Rome. In this way, your guide can advice you on restaurants, shops, places to visit, attractions to see and much more, and help you to make you stay in Rome easy!



 Remember that our tours are completely tailored to our customers' needs, so don't hesitate to ask whatever you wish, we will be glad to do our best to meet your request!



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