Rome: Private Underground Catacombs and St. Celement Tour
- Journey 50 feet underground to the Catacombs of Domitila
- See pagan and Christian art in this city of the dead
- Visit the 4th-century Basilica of St. Clement
- Discover the weird rituals of the Temple of Mithras
- Experience the eerie Capuchin Crypt, decorated with 4,000 human remains
Follow your expert guide through the labyrinthine Catacombs of Domitila, some 50 feet underground. There you can see the necropolis where Ancient Romans, including both pagans and Christians, buried their dead.
You will then travel onwards to the Basilica of St. Clement, a beautiful medieval church with a secret beneath it. Underground you’ll find a Christian basilica from the Roman period, and lower still, the Temple of Mithras. Mithraism was a strange Roman mystery cult with unusual ritual sacrifices, and your expert guide will enlighten you to the behaviors of this bizarre sect.
Finally, you will see the Capuchin Crypt. At this location, Capuchin Friars decorated the walls with the skulls and bones of their dead brethren in an evocative and eerie "momento mori".
- Skip-the-line admission
- Expert guide
- Small-group tour with a maximum of 12 people
- Headsets for groups of 6 or more (English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian, Italian, German, Japanese, Chinese, and Portuguese)
- Transportation in a private air-conditioned car between sights
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Food and drink
- Gratuities (optional)
- People with mobility impairments
Prepare for the activity
Meet at Via del Circo Massimo 5, at the crossroads between Via del Circo Massimo and Viale Aventino, and by the newsstand at the "M" Metro sign of the subway station Circo Massimo, on the B line.Open in Google Maps ⟶
- Comfortable shoes
- Luggage or large bags