Admire Rome’s underground treasures on a 3-hour, private walking tour. After exploring the ancient cattle market of Foro Boario, you’ll discover temple ruins, millennia-old bridges, and the streets of Trastevere. It’s in this neighborhood that the real gems await. Head underground at the Church of Santa Cecilia and the Basilica of San Crisogono to discover a basement crypt and the remains of an ancient frescoed church.
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Head to Foro Boario, the site of an ancient Roman cattle market, to meet your guide. After listening to an intro about the site, and the nearby underground basilicas, you’ll check out two of the area’s significant ruins: The Temple of Portunos and the circular Temple of Hercules Victor.
Take a stroll across Palatino Bridge and gaze at the remnants of the so-called “broken bridge,” the Ponte Rotto, as you learn of its 2nd-century roots. From the bridge, continue to Tiber Island, and then walk through Trastevere to visit the 5th-century Church of Santa Cecilia. Take a look at the saint’s tomb and elaborate crypt, and hear how the modern-day church is believed to have been built on top of the saint’s home.
Your walk through Trastevere finishes at the Basilica of San Crisogono, home to the basement remains of an earlier church with frescoes from Constantine I’s reign. Your tour ends inside the basilica.
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Tour meeting point
Ponte Palatino, Roma, Italia
Meet your guide by the Ponte Palatino (Palatino Bridge) on the Foro Boario side. They will be holding a "Mea Tours" sign.
Tours end at the church of San Crisogorno, unless otherwise specified at the start of the tour