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  1. Italy
  2. Lazio
  3. Rome
  4. Pantheon

Underground Rome: Beneath the Streets Small Group Tour

Product ID: 50912
Explore a secret, subterranean world beneath the streets of Rome on a 3-hour, small group walking tour. Experience the city from the days of the Roman Empire at sites such as the Pantheon, Vicus Caprarius and the Stadium of Domitian beneath Piazza Navona.
About this activity
Duration: 3 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
German, English, French
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the secret sites beneath the streets of Rome
  • Descend to the former Stadium of Domitian beneath Piazza Navona
  • Discover the ruins of the Vicus Caprarius below the Trevi Fountain
  • Admire the magnificent Column of Marcus Aurelius in Piazza Colonna
  • Learn about the political life of Ancient Rome at the Pantheon
Full description
See Rome from a different perspective on an unusual underground tour of the “Eternal City,” starting at Piazza Navona, built over the site of the Stadium of Domitian.

Hear about the piazza's original use, before descending to the most important stadium of the Roman Republic. Commissioned by Emperor Titus Flavius Domitianus in around 80 AD, the stadium was primarily used for athletic contests.

Back on street level, stroll over to the Pantheon, temple to all the gods of Rome. Discover the original street level of Ancient Rome at the ruins of Hadrian's Temple. Look below ground to see evidence of streets from centuries gone by.

Next, go to the Trevi Fountain and throw a coin in the fountain, according to tradition. Cross Piazza di Trevi to enter the Vicus Caprarius, which emerged during the renovation of the Trevi Cinema. See a Roman insula, consisting of a "block" divided into independent units, surrounded by the walls of today’s Via di S.Vincenzo and Via del Lavatore.

Learn how, in ancient times, the area was a swamp, before playing a part in the construction of the Virgo aqueduct in the time of Agrippa. The aqueduct still supplies the fountains of Rome’s historic center, including the Trevi Fountain.
Includes
  • Licensed guide
  • Headsets
  • Admission fees for the Vicus Caprarius and Domitian stadium
What’s Not Included
  • Pick-up and drop off
  • Food and drink
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet your guide on Piazza Navona, between Bernini's Four Rivers Fountain and the Church of St. Agnes. They will be holding a "Mea Tours" sign

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 116 reviews

Review summary

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    4.5 / 5
  • Organization
    4.4 / 5
  • Value for money
    4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.6 / 5
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A side of Rome you normally don't see

We visited four small underground sites that you would never know are there. Two of the sites are at Piazza Navona, one was near the Trevi Fountain and the last was in a shopping mall. If you have extra time in Rome, this is a cool way to see things that most people don't even know existed.

March 23, 2019

Excellent guide.

We had a 3 hour tour of underground Rome Our guide was very well informed and knowledgeable. The atmosphere was pleasant and time passed quickly. Even the "drier"information was made interesting. Our questions were answered attentfully and clearly. Even though English is a second language for both the group and the guide it presented no problem. All the information she imparted was clear and not made artificially simple. All in all it was an educational and enjoyable expereience.

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December 21, 2015

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July 5, 2019

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Product ID: 50912