PRIVATE UNDERGROUND ROME TOUR

Underground Rome tour offers a comprehensive overview of the religious history and life in the ancient world. Take a biblical journey through the origins of Christianity. Explore sacred underground sights. Discover Rome mysterious past as you uncover secrets that lie beneath your feet. Through this private tour, you will learn how Rome changed from a pagan Empire to the center of Christianity.

Deep below the streets of the city lie catacombs where early Christians worshiped in secret, buried their dead, and left some of the world first Christian art. You will be in the company of your own dedicated guide who reveals you the history of these sacred places. In addition, with comfortable, air-conditioned transport throughout, you can relax on the journey.

Underground Rome tour covers the places of Christianity and its origins. Descend into the catacombs underneath the ancient Appian Way, on the outskirts of Rome. Explore the undergrounds of the Basilica of St. Clemente a multilayered Christian church with a pagan temple at its lowest level.

Please let us know your requirements and details of your trip and we will let you know if we can offer you a private underground Rome tour especially designed to work around you. Inquiry for availability and pricing, we guarantee a quick, personalized response.

* Private Half-Day Tour
* Private Licensed Professional Local Guide
* Private Licensed Professional Driver
* Private Deluxe Vehicle
* Hotel Pick Up and Drop Off
* Scenic Drive
* Ancient Appian Way
* Christian Catacombs
* Undergrounds of the Basilica of St. Clemente

* Best Photo Ops

Rome underground tour is 100% private, offering the personal attention required to uncover the haunting history of the catacombs and gain a deep understanding of the role Christianity has played in ancient times.

Travel back in time as you descend beneath the city’s surface in the footsteps of the early Christians and martyrs. Hear the secret stories of Christian persecution and religious practices. Discover sights buried beneath the city streets from churches and catacombs to the ruins of temples and houses. This living history and experiential Rome underground tour is an intimate voyage of discovery and highlights sacred sites from different historical eras.

Our carefully planned itinerary includes a private car and driver who will accompany you and your guide to visit one of Rome’s catacombs: the city boasts around forty catacombs covering miles upon miles of tunnels but only certain ones are open to the public; it is even thought that some have not been discovered yet!

The next stop is a visit the church of Saint Clement a long-forgotten early Christian Basilica with stunning medieval mosaics. While undergoing restorations revealed even earlier structures beneath the church, including the remains of Roman houses and a chamber dedicated to the religious rites of the Persian God Mithra.

Drive past and admire the Pyramid of Caius Cestius, the Baths of Emperor Caracalla, and the Circus Maximus below the dominating Palatine Hill, famous for its chariot-racing events in the ancient days. Next on to the ancient Appian Way underground cemetery where early Christians buried their dead, there are over 10 miles of catacombs in this area alone! Here is where the Holy Bible will come to life as according to history and legends, here is where St. Peter saw Jesus who convinced him to return to Rome to his martyrdom.

Underground Rome tour continues at the multi-layered Basilica of San Clemente whose excavations offer a journey into the storied history of the city. The Basilica has a beautiful interior with remarkable Christian frescoes, but it stands out for its three historical layers. This intriguing Basilica sits on top of a well-preserved 4th century church which stays on top of a 3rd century pagan temple.

How it Works
During the booking process, you will be able to tell our Italian-based team 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 travel experience for you. A private tour curated to your preferences.

Because most of the sights are spread out and located outside the city walls, mandatory car service is necessary to complete this itinerary.

Rome boasts around forty catacombs but only certain ones are open to the public. The catacomb visited will depend on the day and time of your tour. We generally visit one of the following catacombs: Domitilla, Priscilla, Sebastian or Callisto.

Walking shoes and comfortable clothing advised. The Catacombs can be chilly so please bring suitable clothing.

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.

For a smooth operation this itinerary may operate in reverse. The tour sequence may vary. The time spent at certain venues may be expanded/reduced, and other brief stops may be added.

Underground Rome Tour Customized to Your Desires!

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