Small-group tour of Rome’s underground basilicas and Christian sites
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Small-group tour of Rome’s underground basilicas and Christian sites

Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish , German , Portuguese , Russian
Availability: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 6 hours
Do this because
  • Discover Rome's best underground basilicas and hidden ancient sites
  • Walk three times underground, enter a 2000 years old market and explore the Isola Tiberina
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch in a typical Italian restaurant, right in the city center
  • Visit some of the oldest and most important basilicas of the Eternal City
What to expect

Spend a full day in central Rome discovering the city’s best underground basilicas and hidden Christian sites.
Your experience will start in the morning, in the course of which you’ll walk three times underground between ruins and columns, you’ll enter a 2000 years old market and explore the Isola Tiberina by crossing the oldest bridge in Rome.
You’ll enter San Nicola in Carcere, a church built over ancient places of worship, and the underground house of Santa Cecilia, where you’ll admire beautiful ancient mosaics, cryptic inscriptions and a richly decorated crypt. Your morning tour will end with a visit to the church of San Crisogono built over a huge underground house, where archaeologists found a fascinating frescoed wall.

After taking a short break to have lunch in a typical Italian restaurant, your experience will continue; in the afternoon you’ll discover hidden underground treasures in some of the most sensational churches in Rome. You’ll start with a visit to the Basilica of San Giovanni in Laterano, the oldest of the four Papal Basilicas and considered the mother of all churches in the city, and to the Basilica of San Clemente, the only church in Rome to be built on three different levels, all of which can be explored. You’ll then move on to the Basilica dei Quattro Santi Incoronati, dedicated to four anonymous saints and martyrs and where you can see some extraordinary frescoes with scenes of the Zodiac, the Four Seasons, the Liberal Arts and King Solomon. Your tour will then end in San Pietro in Vincoli, well renowned for the famous statue of Moses that Michelangelo created for the tomb of Pope Giulio II.

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What's included
  • Professional guide
  • Lunch in a local italian restaurant
  • St. Clement’s Basilica entrance fee
  • Pick-up and drop-off from and to your hotel (inside the city center)
What's not included
  • Drinks
Reduced price
  • Children (4-8): reduced
  • Infants (0-3): free
Where

Roma, RM, Italia

Meeting point:

You'll be picked up from your hotel in central Rome.

What to remember
  • Please remember that this tour accesses underground areas and places of worship: should anyone feel uncomfortable in underground spaces they can comfortably sit in the top church, while the rest of the group visits the area underground
  • It is advisable to wear comfortable shoes and clothes suitable for religious locations: trousers should touch the knee and shoulders should always be covered
  • Please confirm the pick-up place and time directly with the local operator. You can find their contact information in the voucher after booking
  • Please note: pick up is only available from hotels located inside the center of Rome
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When
  • On Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
  • At 10.00am
  • Pick-up between 9.15am and 9.30am
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Provider
Welcome Italy
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.

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