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Underground Rome Private Walking Tour

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Key Highlights
  • Unveil the secrets hidden beneath the historical city of Rome
  • Enjoy maximum interaction with the guide with this private tour
  • View the attractions up, close with the Mamertine Prison, Church of St. Clement's and Roman Houses
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?



    3 hours

    Start time

    Start time: 1400h (2:00pm)
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meeting Point

    The tour will start in the Historical Centre of Rome. The exact location will be advised when your tour request is confirmed.
    Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

    Ending Point

    The tour will end in the Historical Centre of Rome

  • Overview & Itinerary
    Overview This private walking tour of underground Rome takes you to areas that lie beneath the famous image of the Eternal City.

    See the city’s ancient prison, pagan temples and roman houses. Explore the Mamertine prison where, during the age of persecution, the two apostles Peter and Paul spent time before being martyred. Enjoy a journey back in time at the church of St. Clement's as you descend down through two thousand years of history and marvel at the frescoes and the mythological scenes in the ancient roman houses.


    Meet your English-speaking in a central location, proceed on foot to visit the hidden city of Rome. On this tour you will visit:

    Ancient Mamertine Prison: See the gloomy dungeons of the Mamertine Prison, the oldest of its kind. During the persecutions of the Christians, the two apostles Peter and Paul spent time here in chains before being martyred.

    Church of St. Clement's: The medieval church was built over the remains of a 4th century basilica which at its turn covers older buildings from the time of the emperor Nero and a sanctuary dedicated to the oriental divinity Mithras.

    Roman Houses: Under the 5th century Basilica of St. John and Paul, visit ancient Roman houses that were discovered in recent times. See the frescoes and the mythological scenes that are still visible on the walls of these ancient buildings.

    The tour ends in the Historical Centre of Rome.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions
    • Walking tour
    • Guide available in English, German, French languages (Spanish & Italian languages on request)
    • Hotel pick up & drop off
    • Entrance fees
  • Please note & Additional info
    Please note

    Please call the local activity operator anytime between 9:00am – 5:00pm, Monday to Saturday, atleast a day prior to the start of the tour to confirm the departure details.

    This tour is not accessible for wheelchair users, because it visits catacombs.

    Your tour guide will be holding a sign with your name written on it

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have

  • reviews
    • one of the best tours that we have ever taken

      the guide was excellent and very knowledgeable.he made the underground and catacombs walking tour one of the best tours we have ever taken.We would recommend very highlyt to...

      H E Gold, United States, 13/Nov/2011

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