Explore the vast subterranean crypts and catacombs of one of Rome on this private 2.5-hour guided tour. Visit the Catacombs and the Basilica San Clemente in this fascinating tour. Your private expert guide will transport you from site to site and will use an iPad and other visual tools to help show you what the sites would’ve looked like in the past. This tour will show you a real archaeological treasure of Rome.
After meeting your guide in Piazza Barberini, you will be guided through the underground world of Rome on a private 4-hour tour. See as many of the temples, homes, and cemeteries as possible in one half-day adventure.
Start at the 17th century Triton Fountain in Barberini Square, before continuing on to the Church of Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini and the Capuchin Crypt. See the five chambers of skeletal remains of almost 4,000 monks as well as the museum on site.
Next, head to the famed Basilica San Clemente a few blocks away. This church was reconstructed multiple times over the centuries and contains several layers. On top is the current basilica that dates to the 12th century. Beneath is a 4th century basilica that was built on the foundation of a nobleman’s house. At the bottom is a Mithraic (pagan) temple and warehouse dating to the 1st and 2nd centuries. See an ancient water spring, stunning mosaics, and amazing frescoes.
Then visit one of the Roman catacombs, the underground layered cemeteries that surround the city walls. Lined with unique, handmade memorials, they are a treasure trove of early Christian murals and sculptures. Your tour will end in the city center of Rome.