Tour Of San Clemente – Underground Basilica
If you don’t have 3.5 hours to take our UNDERGROUND ROME CRYPTS GRAVES AND CATACOMBS tour, join us on this in-depth tour of Rome’s underground Basilica of San Clemente hidden deep beneath the ancient streets of Rome.
With the help of our expert English-speaking guide explore one of the hidden treasures of The Eternal City and have a taste of archaeological lasagna that we call Rome. San Clemente Basilica is extremely important because it is a perfect example of the Roman layering effect and contains two thousand years of history, buried underground, in the same building. On this tour you will have a chance to explore four levels of ancient Rome hidden deep beneath the floor of the 12th century Basilica, uncover some of the secrets of its past, and travel two thousand years back in time.
What you can expect
You will meet your guide at the designated meeting point close to the Colosseum and after a brief check-in you and your small group (15 max) will head straight to San Clemente Basilica. We use headsets for groups larger than 5 people so you will hear your guide clearly. We offer the skip-the-line access to the basilica so you will not have to wait in long queues. Ample amount of time will be dedicated to every level and you will leave the tour with a full understanding of how the underground city beneath Rome came to be. Also on this tour you will see great examples of ancient sacred art like medieval and ancient frescoes, and uncover the building techniques of ancient Romans.
- Expert, English speaking guide
- Guided 2 hrs tour
- Headsets (for more than 5 people)