Rome, for centuries the Capital City of the Roman Empire, was once one of the largest cities in the world. Almost abandoned during the Dark Ages, when there were barely 20,000 inhabitants, buildings were left without being maintained and became run down. Earthquakes, floods and over time the ancient buildings became covered under 20 or even 30 feet of mud and rubble.
From the first millennium AD, the Renaissance, medieval and modern Rome were built over the ruins of the Roman buildings. Sometimes recycling the old structures, but mostly just building on top, ignoring what was underneath.
Today, hundreds of crypts, rooms, fountains, houses, temples and tombs are still perfectly preserved underground. It is an unique treasure not open to everyone, but a visit to Rome which does not includes this sites will be like missing one of Rome most attractive aspects. Most of the sites are not open to the public if not accompanied by a Guide.
Times and itineraries may be subject to changes, per availability of the sites. Please note that this tour can be challenging for kids under 6 and for people with mobility disabilities. Unfortunately, none of this tour is available for wheelchair users. We recommend to wear comfortable shoes and to bring a light jacket with you.
The Tours can be booked at any time, but we do recommend to book about 2 months in advance. Some of this tours run as Open Tours on certain days of the week from April till October.
To book a tour you can either choose one itinerary from the menu below or enquire for a tailored itinerary.
Some of the best Underground Tours are: The Baroque Rome Undergrounds, The Trastevere Underground and the Appian Way and Catacombs.
Underground Rome Sites (the list below is not complete and is updated constantly, please feel free to enquire for more information)
Auditorium of Maecenas
Basilica of Saint Cecilia
Catacombs of St Agnes
Catacombs of St Domitilla
Catacombs of St Callixtus
Catacombs of Saint Sebastian
Church of Saint Clements and Mythreum
Church of San Crisogono
Church of San Lorenzo in Lucina Undergrounds
Church of Santa Maria in Via Lata Undergrounds
Church of St Nicolas in Carceres
Colombaria of Pomponio Hylas
Crypt of the Sacconi Rossi on the Tiberine Island
Domus Aurea Neronis (Emperor’s Nero Golden House)
Hypogeum of Via Livenza, Rome
Mytheum of the Circus Maximus
Nipheum of Via degli Annibaldi
Pyramid of Caius Cestius
Roman Houses on the Celian Hill
Saint Angel’s Castle Dungeons
Stadium Domitiani (Undergrouds of Piazza Navona)
Tomb of Saint Peter
Tomb of Saint Paul Apostle
Undergrounds of Saint Johns Basilica
Undergounds of the Coliseum Arena (Colosseum Undergrouds)
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