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Buried Past

Underground Rome

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Enjoy an incredible adventure and discover the secret spots hidden underneath Rome. Start your journey through underground Rome at the Ancient Houses on the Celio Hill. Explore ancient Roman houses and admire beautiful frescoes while learning what life was like 2,000 years ago in one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in Rome.

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Roman Houses on the Celio Hill
  • Basilica of San Clemente
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Enjoy an incredible adventure and discover the secret spots hidden underneath Rome. Start your journey through underground Rome at the Ancient Houses on the Celio Hill. Explore ancient Roman houses and admire beautiful frescoes while learning what life was like 2,000 years ago in one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in Rome. The Case Romane have recently been restored and re-opened to the public, along with a room displaying archaeological finds. Marvel at wall-paintings and decorated rooms from 5 separate houses, discovered during excavations in the late 19th century. Continue your journey through centuries of history at San Clemente Basilica, an early Christian basilica in Rome dedicated to Pope St. Clement, not far from the Colosseum. Walk down through different layers of time where you’ll discover well-preserved mosaics, frescoes, and even a buried temple dedicated to God Mitra.

DETAILS
Approximately 3 hours
Tickets needed
Not wheelchair accessible
Kid-friendly tour
Suggested starting time 09:30am / 03:00pm
Not available Tuesday and Wednesday

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