Uncover the mysteries that lay beneath your feet in Rome, the eternal city. Wander through the ancient Catacombs, marvel at the Church of Saint Clement, see the remains of an ancient and cryptic religion, and finally end up at the Pantheon.
What to Expect
Rome boasts a dark and hidden secret: underneath your feet, you may be walking over ancient burial grounds and hidden crypts used all the way back to the early Christians who would burry their dead here. Today, explore the hidden side of the eternal city with an expert guide. You will walk through underground passages and sand halls that tell a dark and mysterious story about the early days of Rome.
Your guide takes you through the narrow catacombs of the early Christians, and head into the Church of Saint Clement, where you can be amazed by the history of the newer (Renaissance times) resting atop the original ancient church. As you walk downstairs, you find yourself in an ancient Imperial Roman alley, where you can snap some photos of the mysterious Mitreo, a temple devoted to the Persian deity Mytra.
As you reenter the warmth of the Roman sun, your guide will then take you to the Capuchin Church, where you can see the remains of the Capuchin monks. It's a stirring reminder of the historical truths of the Roman Empire.
Finally, no trip to Rome is complete without a stop at the Pantheon, that wonderful ancient temple built by Emperor Hadrian almost 2000 years ago. This marvel of architecture still boasts some marvelous frescoes and remains, and you will also find the resting place of Raphael Sanzio, one of Rome's most famous Renaissance artists. It is the perfect end to your day of exploring the darker side of Rome.
- Tour guide
- Mercedes luxury minivan
What's Not Included
- ENTRY FEES
- Catacombs: EUR 8 for adults and EUR 5 for children under 15 years old
- San Clemente Basilica: EUR 11 per person
- Capuchin Crypt: EUR 6 per person
- Santa Maria in Cosmedin Crypt: EUR 1 per person
Know Before You Go
• No disabled access
• Good for families with kids
• Comfortable shoes suggested