Private Rome underground children tour exposes your family to the mysterious world buried beneath the city since the 2nd century. Discover the Eternal City secrets by descending into intriguing subterranean sites. Find out the hidden history and legends that lie beneath your feet. 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 on itself over the centuries. Exploring underground Rome is not only a great way for children to understand more about the city’s origins but it is also a fun experiential learning adventure that you will all remember for years to come.

Venture outside of the city center to the catacombs off the ancient Appian Way. Experience some of Rome lesser-known treasures while encountering amazing surprises. For families who crave a vacation with a sense of adventure this original Rome underground children tour explores the secret side of shadowy crypts and early Christian catacombs in a thrilling way. A great mix of fun and experiential Roman history! Step back in time. Travel along the Appian Way where centuries of art, history, religion, and mythology are waiting to be explored. Descend into the catacombs where you 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
* Half-Day Private Deluxe Vehicle
* Rome Hotel Pick Up and Drop Off
* Scenic Drive
* Ancient Appian Way
* Underground Catacombs
* Capuchin Crypt

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. 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 and experiential private Rome underground children tour captivates the minds and the eyes of the whole family.

Tunneling into the fascinating dark underbelly of the city takes you deeper into the unusual history of Rome. The aura of mystery surrounding catacombs and crypts has inspired legends for centuries. A visit to these bizarre places is a fun and creepy journey of discovery. If you are looking for a spooky family adventure Rome underground children tour is a huge hit for all ages. Children enjoy both the mystery and history of this underground maze of tunnels adorned with symbols and frescoes dating back over a thousand years. Crypts, catacombs, and labyrinths are goblin pleasers for young travels who love hidden and quirky sites.

The Eternal City harbors many surprises waiting to be unveiled today! Start your child’s eye view journey into the mysterious past of Rome with a scenic drive along the ancient Appian Way filled with fun facts and interesting tales of intrigue. Pass by the Circus Maximus, the Baths of Caracalla, and the Pyramid of Caius Cestius. Visit sites that reflect layer upon layer of civilization. Descend into underground labyrinths used as catacombs containing the burial sites of early Christians including saints and popes alongside commoners. Get a spooky thrill by visiting the ghoulish human bone decorations of the shadowy Capuchin Crypt. Come face to face with the skeletal remains of the city’s past. As you walk through the crypt, you see the bizarre display of the bones of more than 4000 Capuchin monks as they have been used to 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. This creepy site delights any kids. Admire secret details and hear little known facts. In addition, at the Capuchin Museum you can see Caravaggio St. Francis in Meditation along with many 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 Upgrades to Enhance Your 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

As most of the sights are spread out and located outside Rome city walls, private transportation service with driver is required for this itinerary. Mandatory car service necessary to complete this tour.

FOR OUR GUESTS COMFORT THIS PRIVATE GUIDED FAMILY TOUR IS NOT OPERATED BY COACH. We never use vehicles larger than 7-person capacity on this trip. Because we specialize in personalized experiences we use luxury air-conditioned Mercedes Benz cars and minivans to tour our guests throughout the trip. Discover Italy close up in a Mercedes Benz minivan of up to 7 people that takes you into the very heart of the city. Cars and minivans can get closer to the main points of interest than larger buses. Larger buses and coaches are forbidden entry onto many of the town’s streets. You will definitely walk less and see more! Therefore, this high-quality option gives us access to most areas without concerns regarding traffic restrictions. Each minivan accommodates up to 7 guests. We can caravan more than one minivan for larger groups (Example: A party between 8 to 14 guests in two minivans, and a party of 15 to 21 guests in 3 minivans, etc.).

Baby seats are mandatory for infants, please request at time of booking.

Touring the underground catacombs can be challenging for kids under 6 and people with mobility disabilities.

We do not recommend this tour to visitors with claustrophobia.

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. As the catacombs are considered sacred ground, all guests musts cover their shoulders and knees or risk being denied entrance.

When you contact our family vacation consultants let us know as much about your children interests in order to make the experience as interesting as possible for them.

A little advance preparation in learning about Rome will reward you and your family with a very enjoyable visit. To enhance the experience, Nancy Aiello suggests children’s books so that you can prepare for the tour. Kids benefit the most from a historical site if you do a little prep work before your visit.

Do you combine people to share the tour?

All our tours are private, luxurious, and totally customized to suit your desires, which means that you do not share your tour with anyone else – without having to accommodate other people’s interests. Our private tours are exclusive to one booking party and we do not combine separate reservations to form groups.
We specialize in private, tailor-made vacations for individuals, families and friends.

The quickest way to find answers to your questions about our private tours is to review the most frequently asked questions. If you cannot find the information you are looking for please contact us.

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