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

Rome: Trastevere Secret Underground Walking Tour

Product ID: 230997
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Discover the secret history of Rome buried beneath the streets of Trastevere. Go 7m below street level to see preserved underground churches, Roman houses, frescoes, and crypts. Explore hidden locations with an expert archaeologist guide.
About this activity
Duration 2 hours
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Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Descend 7m under the street level of the Trastevere district
  • See original frescoes and ruins buried under centuries of Roman history
  • Travel with a local expert archaeologist to off-the-beaten-track locations
Full description
Discover Trastevere, one of Rome’s oldest and better-preserved neighborhoods on a guided walking tour with an expert Roman archaeologist guide. Explore alleyways, lanes, churches as well as old traditional bakeries and shops during a pleasant and relaxed stroll. This tour is a unique chance to discover Rome's hidden treasures away from the mass tourism routes.

Start the walk from the Church of San Crisogono, which was built in the late Middle Ages and now has the appearance of a typical Roman Baroque church. Then descend 20 feet under the street level and discover how hidden underground, there are visible traces of the original 5th-century basilica. As you explore the old walls and structures, see frescoes dating from the 5th to the 12th-century as well as many inscriptions and sarcophagi.

Continue your unique journey through history as you walk through the hidden lanes of Trastevere to reach the Basilica of Santa Cecilia. Visit the beautiful baroque church and marvel at the decoration, mosaics, shrines, and columns of the Roman houses of Saint Cecilia's family. See how many rooms and even the granary are preserved almost intact. 
  • Guide
  • Entrance fees
What’s Not Included
  • Transportation
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

In front of the Basilica of San Crisognono, Piazza Sidney Sonnino, 00153 Rome

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
• Please wear comfortable shoes
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Organized by

The Grand Tour Europe Ltd

Product ID: 230997