Guided tour

Rome: Underground Trastevere Guided Walking Tour

4.8 / 5

14 reviews

Activity provider: Touriks

Rome: Underground Trastevere Guided Walking Tour

Activity provider: Touriks

From US$ 63.79 per person

Discover one of Rome’s most bohemian neighborhoods, Trastevere, on this small group or private walking tour. Admire the area’s impressive architecture, and head underground to explore historic passageways and see ancient frescoes.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian, Spanish, German, French, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese
Private or small groups available


  • Explore the charming neighborhood of Trastevere with a local guide
  • Discover some of the area's best kept secrets and hidden gems
  • Admire underground frescoes, crypts, and passageways dating back centuries
  • See the Cavallini Room and the impressive Last Judgement masterpiece
  • Choose between a private or small group tour in multiple languages
Full description
Meet your guide near the beautiful Tiber River, then travel back in time as you explore the picturesque streets of Trastevere. Head to the medieval Basilica of Saint Crisogono, which boasts an impressive interior. Next, go underground and find yourself in 4th century Rome. Soak up the unique atmosphere of this underground basilica, admiring its ancient frescoes and mysterious crypts. Head to the Church of Santa Cecilia next, and find its 3rd century mosaic flooring underground. Learn about the legendary Santa Cecilia, as well as her macabre death. Arrive at the Cavallini Room next, and marvel at the Last Judgement masterpiece (morning tours only). End the tour in the heart of Trastevere, in front of the golden mosaics of Santa Maria, one of the oldest churches in Rome.
  • Professional guide
  • Entrance fees to underground sections
  • Sterilized headsets to hear the guide
  • One mask per person, if required
  • Use of hand sanitizer during the tour
  • Full on-site assistance
    Not suitable for
    • People with claustrophobia
    • Wheelchair users

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    Meeting point

    Meet your guide by the statue at Piazza Belli. Look for a yellow label with TOURIKS on it.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes

    Not allowed

    • Shorts
    • Sleeveless shirts

    Know before you go

    • This tour is subject to the liturgical-calendar. If canceled, you will be given the option of an alternative date or a full refund
    • This tour takes place rain or shine, as long as the underground sections remain accessible
    • Please be advised that customers with claustrophobia may not feel comfortable in the underground sections
    • The Cavallini Room is only accessible in the morning. So please note that the afternoon tours will not visit
    • Modest clothing is required to enter the churches (knees and shoulders must be covered)
    • The small group tours will have a maximum of nine participants
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 14 reviews

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    Our guide was a highly intelligent, well educated lady who shared an incredible amount of history about the first 200 years in the early Christian church. She was well spoken, witty, and truthful about how some of it is educated guesswork. We learned about the art, the culture, the architecture, and so much more in the few hours that we were with her. We were in Italy for 10 days and she was by far the best tour guide of them all. She went well above and beyond to give us a thorough and truly wonderful tour that was the highlight of our trip. We felt bad because we did not have enough euros on hand to give her a very large tip, which she definitely had earned. Please plan ahead and make sure you tip her well (although tipping is not required).

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    May 10, 2022

    Very good guide, but the organization leaves something to be desired: two churches practically not open to visitors (concert in one church, mass in the other).

    October 23, 2022

    The guide Jose was excellent! We enjoyed the walk.

    August 31, 2022

    Product ID: 391227