Best Places to Visit in Rome • Crypts, catacombs, underground Rome
Best Places to Visit in Rome: this is a fully private tour of underground Rome in three and a half hours.
Duration 3h : 30m
20 participants maximum
Service with guide
Best Places to Visit in Rome: not for the faint of heart! An unusual private guided tour which explores the mysterious Appian Way, Catacombs of St. Callixtus, the Mithraeum and Ancient Basilica of San Clemente which dates back to the 2nd Century AD, and the "Bone Church", last exit for hundreds of deceased Capuchin friars.
We start our Rome catacombs tour with a trip outside the Aurelian Walls which leads down the ancient Appian Way to the Catacombs of Rome. Here you will explore these ancient burial grounds and learn about early christian worship and symbology.
From the catacombs we head back towards the centre and the ancient Basilica of San Clemente. Three distinct layers divulge the fascinating story of this church which dates back to the first century, at which time the structure was a temple dedicated to the Pagan God Mithras. A Christian church was erected on the site in the 4th century, and the Basilica we see today was finished in the year 1120 AD. Returning to the historic center, your guide will accompany you on a visit to the Capuchin Crypt ("Bone Church"). Few attractions in Rome rival this overground crypt, created by friars who used bones of their predecessors to adorn the walls and ceilings.
The cost of transportation from your hotel to each site on this tour is not included. Two or three separate taxi rides will suffice, or you can request our limo service for the duration of the tour.
This tour IS available to book between March 30th - April 8th, however, as this is our busiest time of year, some flexibility will be required on your part as regards tour start time. Before you book this tour, please e-mail us first so we can confirm your tour start time and schedule.
Important Information • Tour runs daily excluding Sundays. • Tour does not run on public holidays. • Sturdy, comfortable footwear advised.
** WE TAKE CARE OF YOUR ROME CATACOMBS TICKETS WITH PRIORITY NO LINES ENTRANCE ** Catacombs of St. Callixtus and Basilica di San Clemente tickets included!
No hidden costs, English speaking guide, personalized assistance.