Underground Rome: Beneath the Streets Small-Group Tour

Rome, Italy

Experience Rating
icon3 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English and 4 more

There’s more to Rome’s ruins than the Colosseum! Discover the secret sites and hidden gems of ancient Rome on this 3-hour tour of underground Rome. Explore the evocative ruins of the Stadium of Domitian, the Pantheon and Hadrian’s Temple, and venture off (or under) the beaten track as your guide reveals the last vestiges of the once-mighty Roman Empire. This small-group tour is limited to 13 people, ensuring a personalized experience.
  • 3-hour walking tour of underground Rome
  • Venture beneath the streets of Rome to explore little-known Roman ruins
  • See the Stadium of Domitian, the Pantheon and Hadrian’s Temple
  • Stroll around Piazza Navona and admire the Trevi Fountain
  • Learn more about Rome’s ancient history and empire from a knowledgeable guide
  • Small-group tour limited to 13 people ensures a personalised experience

Professional and licensed guide
Entrance fees are €15(from 1/1/20 18€)(age 18yo and over). For those under 18yo €10(from 1/1/20 13€)
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Piazza Navona, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Return Details

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Meet your guide at a centrally located meeting point and set out to begin your explorations of underground Rome. Make a beeline for Piazza Navona, where you’ll uncover the little-known ruins that lie beneath the bustling streets of the busy square. Venture underground to view the impressive ruins of the Stadium of Domitian and learn how it was built by Emperor Titus Flavius around 80AD. Let your guide bring the ruins back to life as you hear about the athletic contests that once took place in the stadium and imagine what life was like in ancient Rome.

Back at street level, stroll over to the Pantheon and pose for photos before the mighty Temple of all the Gods. See Hadrian's Temple and trace the path of the ancient Roman streets that run beneath the now-iconic landmark.

Pause to throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain – said to ensure that you will one day return to Rome – on the way to explore the Vicus Caprarius. Nearby, marvel over a Roman insula, surrounded by the walls of today’s Via di S.Vincenzo and Via del Lavatore. Learn how the area was a swamp in ancient times, before playing a part in the construction of the Virgo aqueduct, which still supplies the water to many of Rome’s fountains, including the Trevi Fountain.

With your imagination stoked and your mind spinning with tales of ancient Rome, bid your guide farewell and end your tour in the Piazza de Trevi.
Stop At:  
Piazza Navona
Explore the piazza, built over the site of the Stadium of Domitian
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Stadio di Domiziano - Navona Square Underground
Commissioned by Emperor Titus Flavius Domitianus in around 80 AD, the stadium was primarily used for athletic contests.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Pass By:  
stroll over to the Pantheon, temple to all the gods of Rome. Discover the original street level of Ancient Rome at the ruins of Hadrian's Temple. Look below ground to see evidence of streets from centuries gone by.
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Trevi Fountain
throw a coin in the fountain to partake in tradition. Cross Piazza di Trevi to enter the Vicus Caprarius
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Vicus Caprarius – the City of Water
the Vicus Caprarius, which emerged during the renovation of the Trevi Cinema. See a Roman insula, consisting of a 'block' divided into independent units, surrounded by the walls of today’s Via di S.Vincenzo and Via del Lavatore. Learn how, in ancient times, the area was a swamp, before playing a part in the construction of the Virgo aqueduct in the time of Agrippa. The aqueduct still supplies the fountains of Rome’s historic center, including the Trevi Fountain.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Rinascente Roma Tritone
Discover the ruins of the Virgin acquedoct
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A maximum of 13 people per booking
  • The tour is mono-lingual
  • Please note: a minimum number of participant is required for this tour.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers

Cancellation policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.Learn more about cancellations.

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