Underground tour of Rome's catacombs

Via Labicana, 95, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
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Tour the underground world of Rome and find out more about the city's past exploring its different layers! Read More

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Brief Info

Tour Duration
2h 30min

Provided by

Carpe Diem Rome

Description

Travel back 2,000 years and physically walk through layers of time exploring the underground sites of Rome! Meet your guide at the Basilica San Clemente, a treasure for understanding the archaeology of the ancient city. Start on the ‘modern’ level, in a church dating back to the 12th century and, after admiring the beautifully decorated church and marble-clad floor, you will descend into the past. The lower levels of the church will take you back in time to a much earlier, larger church from the 4th century. Beneath it lies a 1st-century Roman house, later converted into a cult temple to Mithras, an Eastern God adopted by the Romans.Your next stop is one of the oldest and largest catacomb complexes, located on the Via Appia, outside of the ancient city walls, Here you will learn how early Christianity changed burial practices. Descend into a 4th-century church built directly on top of the catacombs, go straight into a labyrinth of hand-made tunnels filled with graves. Explore several parts of the catacombs learning about death in ancient Rome and see crypts with pagan and Christian decorative themes including the tomb of Diogenes, the gravedigger who created the endless corridors of graves.

Important Information

Inclusions

Entrance ticket to the catacombs. Entrance ticket to the Basilica San Clemente. Guided tour. Transportation

Exclusions

Pick up and drop-off service

Highlights

Visit some Roman churches and then descend into the catacombs. Walk among the corridors of graves and learn about ancient burial practices. Escape the hustle and bustle and enjoy the scenery outside the ancient walls

Terms and conditions

Cancellation policy

You can cancel your tour until 2 days before your travel date

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