Private tour of Rome’s Underground Areas
What You’ll Do on this Tour:
Did you know that under the modern city of Rome there are another 7 levels of ancient cities? Just a few blocks from the Colosseum is the best place to see this “lasagna” effect of Roman history in action. A church piled atop a pagan temple and that on top of a house. This tour will allow you to explore some of the most popular underground areas of Rome. The 5 hour guided tour includes transportation with a comfortable Mercedes van as well as a driver so that you won’t have to worry about public transport. This allows you to optimize your valuable time while moving from one site to the other. The walking tour is led by expert English speaking Walking Guide whom will help create a personalized experience for you and your private party while taking into account your specific interests. Because it is private, we can take a break where you need it and move along at your pace. This incredible service enables you to tour with a native guide showing you the real face of the underground city and the sites that they are so passionate about. The tours are available in English or Italian, and are delivered with an insight and style that keeps our tours entertaining, fun, and informative.In this VIP service we feel it is best to have 2 people working for you because we know how much you value your time.
The tour will start in the lobby of your hotel where you will be greeted by your Walking Guide as well as your driver and our first stop will be at the Basilica of San Clemente. Nowhere else better illustrates the different stages of Rome’s turbulent past than this amazing multi-layered church. The ground-level is a 12th-century basilica that sits atop a 4th-century church which stands over a 2nd-century pagan temple and that sits on top of a 1st-century Roman home. After the Basilica of San Clemente, we will head over to the Basilica of the Saints, John and Paul, to visit the Roman houses of the Celio Hill. These ancient houses, Case Romane, have recently been restored and re-opened to the public. This extraordinary complex of residential buildings from the Roman age are where, according to tradition, the Saints John and Paul suffered martyrdom during the reign of Julian the Apostate (361-363 ad). You will also explore this amazing underground archeological site with the expertise of our guide.
Tours are in collaboration with our trusted partner Miles & Miles Private Tours