Rome Catacombs and San Clemente Underground Tour

Product ID: 41849
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This tour will bring you to San Clemente, aka the "Lasagna church" because of its many layers, all of which you will visit! See the early Christian catacombs on the Appian Way. Admission to all sites and transportation between them are included!
About this activity
Duration 3 hours
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Live guide
English
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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the Rome that exists below the city as you know it
  • Marvel at the massive underground catacombs, stretching over 10 miles
  • Descend 2 levels below Basilica of San Clemente to view the remains of older churches
  • Walk on the original surface of the Ancient Appian Way
Full description
Explore two amazing underground archaeological sites in one tour! San Clemente church was built on top of the ancient church, which was built on a pagan temple, which was built on a Roman house! Admission and transportation is included to all these sites and the Roman Catacombs.

Rome's history isn't just contained within the 'historical center'. Your guide will help you stray off the tourist track and visit some of the city's last hidden gems like the Catacombs, an underground labyrinth that is unknown to 90% of visitors to Rome. The Small Group Catacombs Tour in Rome takes you underground to a mysterious place that uncovers a secret path paved by faith, endurance and dedication. For nearly 3 centuries, Christianity was illegal in the Roman Empire, and Christians were forced to bury their dead outside the city walls and perform their religious rituals in secrecy. Follow us on this incredible journey that also gives you the chance to walk on one of the world's most famous and ancient roads that was the main artery to the Roman Empire, the Ancient Appian Way. This tour will also bring you to one of the most spectacular churches of the Eternal City, the San Clemente.

Apart from the main top attractions in Rome there are many other great places to explore, and your guid will take you on guided tour of some of the lesser known highlights of Rome. It is estimated that around 95% of all of the tourists that come to Rome do not visit these underground labyrinths of the Roman Catacombs. On this Small Group Catacombs Tour in Rome you'll uncover the history of a religion that existed 2,000 years ago and rivaled Christianity. The Small Group Catacombs Tour in Rome will start in the San Clemente church where your expert guide will lead you 60ft underground. After you'll visit an underground Basilica of the 4th century and the Catacombs of Domitilla dating back to the 1st Century AD!

This tour meets near the Colosseum and finishes in the same location. Exact meeting point will be provided after purchase. Transpiration is included from our meeting point to the Catacombs and back. The vehicles are climate controlled, handy for hot summer months. You'll be accompanied by an expert local guide the entire time.
Includes
  • All admissions Included
  • English-speaking expert guide
  • Transportation between sites by luxury air-conditioned vehicle
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up & drop off

When you get there

Meeting point

Outside the Basilica di San Clemente - in Piazza di San Clemente on Via di San Giovanni in Laterano. Your guide will be there holding a sign with the name of the local partner.

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Know before you go
• Wear sunscreen in the summer, a light jacket in spring and autumn and comfortable shoes at all times
• This tour includes transportation between the sites, but the hotel pick-up and drop off are not included
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Product ID: 41849