Underground Rome Walking Tour
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- Explore the cutting edge of Roman archaeology
- Experience a thematic exploration of the hidden, subterranean levels of Rome
- Enjoy an exclusive private tour
Discover Roman archaeology in a fresh, new way with guides who range from certified speleologists for the city of Rome to researchers who have done extensive writing on the topic. They'll help you piece together an educational narrative about urban layering.
Begin the tour with a visit to the subterranean levels of San Lorenzo in Lucina, a medieval church with remnants of a basilica beneath. Looking at the layers of architectural accumulation, guests trace some of the major periods of urban habitation in the city – from antiquity through the medieval era.
From here the itinerary varies. You might, for example, proceed to the Vicus Caprarius, a newly-opened space showing Roman apartments under a modern cinema near the Trevi fountain. If possible, guests round out the itinerary with a scheduled appointment at one of the myriad underground sites controlled by the Comune di Roma or other governmental ministries.
The tour ends with the Crypta Balbi, one of the best organized museums in the city, which occupies the subterranean crypts of a Renaissance palace. Here, guests and the tour guide discuss ancient structures, look at the layers of architectural accumulation, and trace some of the major periods of urban habitation in the city.
- Expert guide
- Entrance tickets to the sites (EUR 14 in total per person)
You will meet your docent in front of the church of San Lorenzo in Lucina in Piazza San Lorenzo in Lucina. From the Spanish Steps this is down at the end of Via Condotti, a few blocks left on Via del Corso. (Open in Google Maps)
Walks are held regardless of the weather, with some variations to accommodate poor weather.
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