Roma: San Clemente Underground & Basilica

Rome, Italy
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1h 30min
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What To Expect

A visit of the 12th century Basilica of San Clemente reveals a gleaming gold mosaic above the central apse. St. Clement's transformed over centuries from a private home that was the site of a secret Christian worship in the first century to an imposing basilica. What laid beneath the Basilica was unknown until 1860, when flooding led an Irish Dominican Roman Catholic priest and archaeologist into the levels beneath the basilica floor.

Excavations are ongoing. Today, you can descend up to 100 feet underground over three levels. At the first level we will find a 4th century Basilica, long forgotten after the construction of the 12th century Basilica above. Underneath, find the remains of an ancient pagan Mitraic temple. Lower still, ruins of ancient Roman homes.

What to remember

Important info

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not stroller accessible
  • Not suitable for pets
  • Infants must not sit on laps
  • Infant seats unavailable
  • Not recommended for guests with mobility issues as the tour itinerary requires climbing and descending steps and well as walking on uneven terrain.
  • Public transportation nearby
What's included
Entrance Tickets to the Archeological Site of San Clemente (10 euro value) Expert English speaking guide
What's not included
* Tip or gratuity Gratuities Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off
Cancellation Policy
can-cancel You can cancel your tour until a day in advance
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Meeting Point

RM Roma, 00184, Lazio, RM Roma