Rome Underworld Tour

An incredible way to discover the underground secrets of the Eternal City!

KEY DETAILS

  • Duration: 4 hrs
  • Meeting point: Hotel
  • Type of tour: Private tour
  • Inclusions: Van with driver, English speaking guide and entrance fees

Tour description

Much of Rome’s history, architecture, and art are hidden Underground. Instead of destroying old buildings and monuments, Romans choose to build on top of them! Think of Rome as a multi-story building, except that most of them (and the oldest) are hidden underground and largely inaccessible. Fascinating right? 

The city of Rome has been civilization's center stage for thousands of years witnessing history, epic stories of magnificence and malevolence from ancient times to modernity, and the structures that come along with it. Time has buried many of the physical remnants of generations past, but over the last few centuries, archeological excavations have been uncovering more and more of what history has left behind. Descend into dimly lit passages and explore long-lost ancient buildings and artifacts that have been buried up to 200 feet deep, whilst in the company of an expert English-speaking guide.

Join us on an unforgettable exploration of this fascinating buried world on our "Private Rome Underworld" Tour. The present 7th-century Basilica was built over a 4th-century Basilica, which in turn was built over 1st-century Roman construction and even a Mithraic temple! Let your expert "Secrets Italy" guide peel back the layers of time as you descend deeper and deeper beneath the Basilica - up to 57 feet below ground!

Our day continues with a Roman Catacombs tour exploring the labyrinth of tombs that served as a burial ground for martyrs, Christians, and even the Popes! The complex galleries, carved into the soft tufa stone characteristic of Rome, often go on for over 10 miles.

Finally, our "Private Rome Underworld" tour stops at the famous Capuchin Crypt. Divided into several tiny chapels that have been decorated with the bones of nearly 4,000 Capuchin monks, this unique work of art has been compelling visitors since it opened to the public in 1851. The bones have been arranged into artistic, intricate patterns and even arches and chandeliers.

 

List of Sights Visited

  • Roman Catacombs
  • Basilica of S. Clemente
  • Capuchin Crypt Bone Chapel
  • Old Appian Way

SIMILAR TOURS

3 hrs

Rome Tours

Colosseum Tour with VIP Access to the Underground & Forum | Small Group

A classic Ancient Rome tour with the inclusion of the recently opened underground of the Colosseum.

Starting from
95 €
Read more

4 hrs

Rome Tours

Colosseum Tour with VIP Access to the Underground & Forum

A classic Ancient Rome tour with the inclusion of the recently opened underground of the Colosseum

3 hrs

Rome Tours

Colosseum & Roman Forum Skip-the-Line Tour With VIP Underground

A private tour of classic Ancient Rome to visit the Colosseum and the Roman Forum and discover the secrets and fascinating history of the Roman Empire.