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Rome: Catacombs & St Clement's Underground Semi-Private Tour

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Explore a surprising lesser-known gem in the city center before jumping outside the city walls to the mazy Roman Catacombs. Go 16m underground in a dark world of secret cults and ancient wall paintings with either a private or a small-group guided tour

Highlights

  • Save time with pick-up, luggage deposit & drop-off in the city center
  • Descend in the dark maze of the Roman Catacombs
  • Be surprised by the 3-level underworld of St. Clement’s Basilica
  • Find an ancient Mithraic Temple and an underground river
  • Enjoy the quality of a small-group (max. 8) or private tour

Description

Explore 2 contrasting underground sights with an expert guide. Discover a hidden gem 14m below St. Clement’s Basilica and descend into the twisty tunnels of the Roman Catacombs. Meet your guide in front of St. Clement's Basilica and venture deep underground below its foundations into a mystical world of ancient cults and legends. Journey through several layers of history and earth, down to 14 meters below ground. Live the excitement of gradually exploring the later structures built on top of it on your way up to the surface. Go back in time down to the deepest point and discover the best-preserved Mithraic temple of the city. Touch the waters of an underground stream before going higher into the remains of the 4th Century Basilica, built on top of the martyr’s house and below the actual one. Walking along its imposing walls, you will be fascinated by the ancient frescoes while learning about the scenes and lives of the martyrs they portray. Then you will journey outside the city walls to one of the largest and most ancient catacombs, the otherworldly crypts of Domitilla. Descend 16 meters below the surface and explore the accessible part of its vast labyrinth of underground burial chambers and galleries revealing the shift of faith from paganism to Christianity.

Includes

All entrance and private-transport fees Live professional guide Sterilised headsets to hear clearly your guide One mask per person if required Use of hand-sanitizing gel during the tour Full on-site assistance Luggage deposit in our office for the duration of the tour

Important Information

  • - You will need to be at the meeting point 5 minutes before the tour starts - An appropriate dress-code is required in order to enter the churches: knees and shoulders should be covered - Wear comfortable walking shoes: a moderate amount of walking is involved - This tour is subject to weather conditions and/or liturgic-calendar events. If canceled you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund - This activity will have a maximum of 8 participants

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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