You beat me to it. I planned on sending an email but with the holiday I was set behind one day and it is birthday week in my house! Me, my husband and my daughter. In either case I cannot begin to thank the hosts Nina & Alfredo for providing a most wonderful experience for the Miller’s. They were apprehensive about going as they are “loners” for the most part. Even down to the hour I believe they were trying to get out of it!! Not so after they arrived and settled in. In fact I got many pictures from that evening. Everything was perfect. It was the best way for them to end their 12 day Italian Fantasy. I specialize in servicing very high end VIP clients. I would like to receive additional info on what your company has to offer. I’m always searching for “over the top” experiences. Thank you again and I look forward to hearing from you.
Private Rome underground children tour exposes your family to the mysterious world buried beneath the city since the 2nd century. For a spooky underground adventure that will add something extra to your Roman holiday explore the hidden side of the Eternal City. Visit shadowy crypts and early Christian catacombs. Descend into intriguing subterranean sites adorned with symbols, frescoes, and bones. This is a fun experiential learning experience that you will all remember for years to come!
Beneath Rome there is another city. Find out the history and legends that lie beneath your feet. Tunneling into the dark underbelly of Rome is a great history lesson for understanding the city’s origins. Learn about the development of the city. Your expert kid-friendly guide will peel back layers of history and reveal the way Rome was built over the centuries.
Catacombs and crypts are some of the perennial favorites of families who crave a vacation with a sense of adventure. This original Rome underground children tour is a mix of fun and experiential Roman history. Come face to face with the skeletal remains of the city’s past. Descend into the creepy Capuchin Crypt. The crypt is a set of six chapels made out of the bones and skulls of an estimated 4000 Capuchin monks. Venture outside of the city walls to the catacombs off the ancient Appian Way. Experience centuries of art, history, religion, and mythology. Walk down dark tunnels and secret passageways. Uncover Rome history layer upon layer and let your children feel like archaeologists for a day! Contact us for pricing and availability.
* Private Half-Day Tour
* Private Licensed Professional Local Guide
* Private Licensed Driver
* Private Deluxe Vehicle
* Rome Hotel Pick Up and Drop Off
* Scenic Drive
* Ancient Appian Way
* Underground Catacombs
* Capuchin Crypt
* Best Photo Ops
Rome underground children tour is purely for your family, offering the personal attention required to experience one of the world’s leading cities at your own pace. Get the answers to the questions you are burning to ask from your expert kid-friendly guide. The Eternal City harbors many surprises waiting to be unveiled today! Discover hidden delights and quirky sites in detail. Learn all about Rome’s secret stories that bring the city history to life. This living history private Rome underground children tour captivates the minds and the eyes of the whole family.
The aura of mystery surrounding catacombs and crypts has inspired legends for centuries. Crypts, catacombs, and labyrinths are goblin pleasers for young travels who love hidden and quirky sites. A visit to these bizarre places is a fun and creepy adventure. Venture out of city center, down to the Appian Way, to explore sites that reflect layer upon layer of civilization. Pass by the Circus Maximus, the Baths of Caracalla, and the Pyramid of Caius Cestius. Descend into underground labyrinths used as catacombs containing the burial sites of early Christians including saints and popes alongside commoners. Get a spooky thrill at the shadowy Capuchin Crypt. See the bizarre display of the bones of Capuchin monks that decorate the underground crypt. There are vertebrae chandeliers, skeletons posed in several rooms and literally piles of bones that must be seen to be believed. Admire secret details and hear little known facts. In addition, at the Capuchin Museum you can see Caravaggio St. Francis in Meditation along with other artifacts that will give you an insight into what the lives of the Capuchin monks were like.
How it Works
During the booking process, you will be able to tell us when and what you would like to tour. You will also have the opportunity to tell us how we can customize the private tour for you and yours. With that, we will create the perfect tour for you.
Optional Add Ons to Enhance Your Private Family Tour
Underground Excavations of the Basilica of St. Clemente
ADD ON Private Guided Visit of the Undergrounds of the Basilica of St. Clemente an Off the Beaten Path Fun Archaeological Layer Cake for Children to Explore
For a complete history lesson continue your travel back in time by descending deep below this multi layered Basilica. San Clemente is the only place in Rome to hear the underground river that flows beneath the city! This historical layer cake showcases different slices of Rome history, a time capsule where kids can step from the 12th century, down to the 4th century, to the 2nd and 1st century, under the streets of Rome. Experience with your own eyes underground Rome layers of history. Here you can descend to a depth of 60 ft. and go back over 2000 years of discovery. Enjoy the history of Rome all in one building! San Clemente is not just another church in Rome, it is unique and it really demonstrates how a city changes and builds and exemplifies a lot of the history of Rome. The Basilica is small, almost child sized and there is an underground spring whose rushing water adds to the unique ambiance. Descend three layers underground to wander through buried churches and ancient Roman passageways. Under the top-most, 12th century church is a 4th-century church and under that church is a Mithras temple and a Roman house. Descending beneath the church kids easily realize the passage from paganism to Christianity.
Please Note: When entering churches always ensure that you dress appropriately, no shorts or sleeveless dresses. By not being properly attired you run into the risk of being denied entry.
Extra Time Duration: 60 minutes
Learn the Secrets Behind Captivating Places through Rome Magic Keyhole
ADD ON Private Guided Visit of the Aventine Hill and Discover the Magic Keyhole one of Rome Best Kept Secrets
Experience one of Rome’s most hidden secrets! Discover the Aventine Hill one of the legendary seven hills on which ancient Rome was built. Get an amazing view of Rome through the famous keyhole in the large door of the Villa of the Knights of Malta where you squint, look through… and discover the magnificent St. Peter’s Dome magically framed by a symmetrical tunnel of trimmed trees. Explore the quiet Piazza dei Cavalieri di Malta bordered by a high wall, decorated with obelisks and military trophies, it leads to a famous and fascinating broad and dark wooden door, which is always shut. The huge doorway famous for the keyhole is the mighty entrance to the headquarters of the Sovereign Order of the Knights of Malta. Known affectionately as the “hole of Rome” the enduring attraction draws visitors to this fascinating piazza. No key is required: all you have to do is put an open eye to the keyhole and focus. A vision of St. Peter’s Dome perfectly in perspective, framed by trees in the foreground opens up. The glinting white dome often wrapped in a thin mysterious mist looks like it’s standing at the end of the garden path, just beyond the door; when it is instead several miles away.
Extra Time Duration: 60 minutes
Learn the Secret Stories Behind Roman Engineering at the Park of Aqueducts
ADD ON Private Guided Visit of the Rome Park of Aqueducts, a Real Outdoor Museum Away from the Crowds
Continue your travel back in time at the off the beaten path Rome Park of Aqueducts. Here, you might feel like being in the wild side of Rome of centuries ago. This beautiful park located on the outskirts of Rome contains historical and archaeological remains including a remarkable section of Roman aqueducts, a magnificent example of engineering work. In fact, some aqueducts remain operational to this day. The aqueducts stand today, more than 2000 years later as a testament to the engineering genius of the ancient Romans. By investigating the minds of the emperors, architects and engineers behind them, your expert kid-friendly guide reveals the mysteries of constructions that changed the world. Do not miss the chance to discover one of the world’s most beautiful landscapes featuring archaeological monuments dating back to the Republican and Imperial age away from the crowds.
Extra Time Duration: 90 minutes
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My apologies for being slow to follow up. I am finally over my jet lag! Just wanted to thank you for your help in setting up our tours in Rome, Florence, and Venice. We had an extraordinary time. All of your guides were very knowledgeable, and Vincenzo, Elisabetta, and Emilio were really exceptional. Vincenzo and Elisabetta in particular knew how to engage and entertain our ten-year-old son, and their passion for history and architecture really left an impression on all of us. Would you please pass our regards along to them? Do let me know, too, whether it would be helpful to provide some more formal feedback. Thanks and regards
Our overall experience with Nancy Aiello Tours was fabulous. I can’t say enough good about the entire experience. So worth the money and the tours helped make our trip memorable and want us to return. Luciana was great with my boys and had a wealth of knowledge. One of my sons even said “I can see why she is a tour guide, she knows how to ask me questions that make me interested!” I love that she did that – asked them questions and not just tell them facts but give them the why behind a fact. Also our driver, Christian, from the airport was great too. He stopped at an ATM machine at our request and then offered to get us some espressos too. Those were much needed that morning.
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