Rome Underground: Catacombs, St.Clement’s Church and Ancient Roman Walls

Descend into the underground layers of Rome’s fascinating past

3.5h

Air-Conditioned Luxury Transportation

Difficulty:

Difficulty:

Easy

Private

(Any Group Size Welcome)

Tickets and Reservation Fees Included

Tour Details

  • Duration 3.5h

  • Entrance Tickets to St. Clement’s Basilica and Catacombs of Domitilla

  • Flexible Start time. Please, select a date to see availability.

  • Air-Conditioned Luxury Transportation

  • Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off

  • Meeting Point at you Hotel (Details at Booking)

  • 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.

What’s Included

✓  English-Speaking Local Expert Tour Guide

✓  Air-Conditioned Luxury Transportation between sites

✓  Private Tour

  Entrance tickets and reservation fees  to St. Clement’s Basilica and Catacombs of Domitilla

  Audio headsets (just when needed)

✓  Hotel Pick-up/drop-off is included

Hightlights

  St. Clement’s Basilica and Crypts (three-tiered complex of buildings)

✓  Porta San Sebastiano

  Aurelian Walls (Ancient Roman Defensive Walls)

✓  Aurelian Walls Museum

✓  Appian Way

✓  Catacombs of Domitilla

Meeting Point

HOTEL PICK-UP and DROP-OFF

The Meeting Point will be at your hotel.

We will be in front of the entrance.

Important Notes

Claustrophobia

If you have a fear of tight spaces, a fear of being trapped or you are claustrophobic, this tour is not suitable for you.
Please contact us, we will do our best to accomodate a tour for you.

Travellers with reduced mobility

Due to Uneven floor, stairs and slippery ground the tour is not suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Please contact us, we will do our best to accomodate a tour for you.

Dress Code

Entry to St. Clement’s Church is permitted only to appropriately dressed visitors.
Low cut or sleeveless clothing, shorts, short skirts and hats are not allowed.

Photos and Video

Photos an Video are not allowed everywhere at the St. Clement’s Church and inside the Catacombs of Domitila.

GET IT NOW

Tours often sell out quickly so we suggest booking your tour early to guarantee your desired tour day.

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