Rome Underground: Catacombs, St.Clement’s Church and Ancient Roman Walls
Descend into the underground layers of Rome’s fascinating past
Entrance Tickets to St. Clement’s Basilica and Catacombs of Domitilla
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Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off
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Operating Days Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat (not on Tuesday)
Tour doesn’t run on Tuesday.
Language English (contact us for other languages)
Short Tour Description
Our Undergrounds Rome tour starts from the Basilica of St. Clemente, near to the Colosseum, with its three-tiered complex of buildings including 12th and 4th century basilicas and a 2nd century Temple dedicated to the Persian God Mithra, popular with Roman soldiers and government officials. Climb down to the ruins dating back to Nero’s Great Fire in 64 AD and go back to the first Christian Basilicas dedicated to St. Clemente, with amazing frescoes and mosaics, more than one-thousand years old.
Before arriving to the main catacombs, enjoy a short visit to the Great Roman walls and Porta San Sebastiano, the largest and one of the best-preserved gates of the ancient city of Rome, then take a walk on the Appian way, one of the most famous and busy streets during the Ancient Rome period, still perfectly preserved.
There are more than 60 catacombs in Rome and his environment, but just a few are now open to the public.
Explore with our guide the amazing Catacombs of Domitilla, one of the oldest in Rome, miles and miles of tunnels excavated by the first Christians to bury their dead, that still keeps some of the best frescoed cubicola in Rome, dating back to the second century.
Hear from our expert guide the fascinating history of these sacred places, the story of Saints and martyrs who died to testify their faith, decipher two thousand years old symbols engraved on the tombstones of the early Christians, who were buried here for centuries, waiting for the final resurrection.