Ancient Rome: What Lies Beneath walking tour for small groups
- 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
- Look closely at the Hadrian's Temple and the layers of the ancient streets of Rome
Explore a secret, subterranean world beneath the streets of Rome on a 3-hour guided, 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.
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.
- 3-hour guided tour
- Licensed and professional guide
- Headsets to be able to hear your guide
- Admission fees to the Domitian Stadium and Vicus Caprarius.
- Hotelpick-up and drop-off
- Food & drinks
EU citizens under 18 (valid ID required): €10
Piazza Navona, 7-25, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
Please meet your guide at Piazza Navona. The meeting is situated between Sant'Agnese Church and the Four River Fountain. Your guide will hold a "Mea Tours" sign to be easily recognized. Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes prior tour departure.
Admission fees to the Stadium of Domitian and Vicus Caprarius are not included in the tour rate. These are EUR 15 per adult.
All those under the age of 18 with a valid ID and from EU country are entitled to admission fees of EUR 10.
These can be paid directly to your guide prior tour departure.
Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes prior tour departure.
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