Much of Rome’s history, architecture and art are hidden underground. Instead of destroying old buildings and monuments, Romans chose to build on top of them! Think of Rome as a multi-storey building, except that the oldest and most floors are hidden underground and largely inaccessible. Fascinating right?
Descend into dimly-light passages and explore long-lost ancient buildings and artefacts buried up to 200 feet deep, in the company of an expert English-speaking guide.
Tour begins visit to medieval church of Basilica of San Clemente, outside of which there is the famous Bocca della Verita featured in the film Roman Holiday. This ancient curch has underground layers that date back to the 1st century as well as the severed head of St. Valentine – the saint of lovers who was martyred for marrying Christians underground by the Roman emperor.
Then a trip to the Ancient Roman road, Appia Antica with a private driver, still paved with ancient Roman stones. All along the Appian Way there are ancient monuments and places of interest. The tour will visit one of the many catacombs, the fascinating, ancient Christian cemeteries.
This unique group tour takes you underneath Rome, with an experienced and licenced guide leading you through the layers of history of ancient and medieval Rome.
Not recommended for children, people suffering from claustrophobia and please be aware you will be seeing the decayed corpses in the catacombs.
Tour available as a group tour or a private tour. Kindly state which you prefer.
Duration: 3 Hrs
Tour Runs: Every day except Sunday & Italian public holidays
Not Included: Entrance fees (Catacombs and San Clemente Church)
This tour is of a historical area and is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities. However, please contact us directly and we will be able to take you on alternative routes suitable for you.
Please wear comfortable footwear as this tour involves a lot of walking.
The cost of the tour does not include gratuities or hotel pick up and drop off.
At times, Museums and archaeological sites close without notice. No refunds are available as these events are beyond our control.