Discover the Ancient Undergrounds of Rome with an Expert Archaeologist

Rome, Italy

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Overview

During this "off the beaten track" experience, you will discover a completely unknown area of Rome. You will walk through medieval dungeons, admire 1st Century AD Roman frescoes and visit ancient cemeteries where skeletons are still perfectly preserved! Most of these underground sites are closed to the public which makes the experience even more unique and exciting.
Finally, you will enjoy this tour in a small group of maximum 10 people and a complimentary hotel pickup will make it hassle-free

Exclusive access to the undergrounds of Trastevere and Tiber island
Expert archaeologist that will guide you through the tunnels and cemeteries
Hotel pickup and transfer to meeting point with air-conditioned vehicle
Hotel drop-off
Optional gratuities

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We offer pickup service from all accommodation facilities located in the city center. Hotels, B&B's and apartments.

Please include, in your reservation, the accommodation name and address.

Departure Time

4:30 PM
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Trastevere
• Forget about the most popular sites in Rome, such as: Colosseum, Vatican and Trevi fountain. We will take you to visit the dungeons of ancient churches in Trastevere (one of the most ancient neighborhoods of Rome), where the first Christians gathered to pray and where you can admire ancient underground cemeteries that are unknown to most of the locals in Rome! • The Roman neighborhood known as “Trastevere” refers, literally, to: "the area across the Tiber.” In ancient times, this was the district where Jews and free slaves lived. • Firstly, we will visit the undergrounds of St. Nicholas church. This delightful church, was built in the 10th century on the foundations of three Roman temples dating back to more than 2000 years ago! They were at the center of a fruit and vegetable market of ancient Rome. Most of these original temples, including their marble columns, have been incorporated into the structure of St. Nicholas church and are still perfectly visible. Going down into the basement we will make a real journey through time up to the 3rd Century BC through a crypt used for exorcisms, passing by piles of ancient fragments of human bones and cemeteries. At the end of the path, your guide will show you the ancient prisons, where the legend tells that St. Nicholas was imprisoned here. • We will then proceed our journey by discovering the hidden gems of Trastevere, including the oldest synagogue in Rome (Jewish temple). Our visit will take us to several unusual churches, and will wind through the city’s ancient alleyways. • Most of these sites are not accessible unless you go with a licensed archaeologist that has a special permission to access the undergrounds. Don't miss the opportunity to explore this other part of Rome!
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Isola Tiberina
You will cross the bridge from St. Nicholas church through the Tiber island all the way to Trastevere. The Tiber Island has always been a place of mystery, wrapped in legend, surrounded by the river and forever tied to the origins of Rome. Since prehistoric times, the island has been the easiest point of crossing the river towards the commercial roads to the north and south of Rome and it was certainly not by chance that the first and most ancient of the city’s river ports was born right in front of it.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

Cancellation policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.Learn more about cancellations.

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