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Underground Rome Tour: Basilica of San Clemente and Roman Complex Houses
Based on 15 reviews
Availability: Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 3 pm
Duration: 3 hours
Language: English, Italian
Mobile voucher accepted
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  • Skip the Line entrance ticket and reservation fee to the Basilica of San Clemente and the Roman Complex Houses
  • Guided visit with small group to two of two of the most beautiful sites of Underground Rome
  • Small group tour (max 25 people)
  • Tour with exclusive officially licensed guide by Musement
What to expect

This tour includes a guided visit of two of the best examples of the stratifications of Rome and the rise in levels that characterize the Urbe. This tour provides a thematic exploration of the hidden, subterranean levels of Rome, including the underground of the Basilica of San Clemente and the Roman Complex Houses. We look at some of the newest, most exciting discoveries, while also piecing together an educational narrative about urban layering, the relationship between the modern city and its history, and the cutting edge of Roman archaeology.

San Clemente is one of the most charming places of the city. It's a complex consisting of three buildings, one over the other: a medieval basilica built on a paleochristian who was in turn built on the buildings of the first century AD. In the basement the testimonies of the Mithraic and Christian religion overlap to seal the clash between the two religions. Thanks to the presence of the frescoes and mosaics in the basilicas of two different eras, San Clemente is also a valuable record of the Italian medieval art. And among the many interesting items, there is one of the first examples of the "vulgar" Italian.

The Roman Complex Houses (also known as Roman houses of Celio) is one of the most important archaeological sites of Rome. There are layered the complex phases of the area: from residential use - with a rich residence and a tenement with shops - to the creation of a place of Christian pilgrimage and finally the beautiful Basilica of SS. Giovanni e Paolo. Entering by the ancient Roman road, you find yourself in a maze of frescoed rooms, whose paintings are an exceptional testimony for the beauty and historical value. A monument that both sheds light on daily life in ancient Rome, both on the delicate phases of the early centuries of Christianity, such as to constitute one of the key places of Christian archeology.

These two sites are located in the same area, at a distance of 10 minutes walk from each other.

Maximum group size: 25 persons.

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What's included
  • Skip the Line entrance ticket and reservation fee to the Basilica of San Clemente and the Roman Complex Houses
  • Officially licensed and archaeologists/art historia English-speaking guide
  • Small groups of 25 people or less
What's not included
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
Where

Via dei Fori Imperiali, Rome, Italy

Meeting point:

In front of newspaper stand at the exit of the Metro B, station Coliseum - from here you can reach the Basilica of San Clemente in 5-7 minutes walk accompanied by our guide

What to remember

The tour will not take place if it does not reach a minimum number of participants. If this happens you will be offered an alternate date for your booking.

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When

Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 3 pm.

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Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
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