visitor max num
2 hrs
meeting time
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Week days
Colosseo Metro (Line B)
meeting point

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.


Step 1

Meeting time: 9:45AM

Step 2

Short walk from metro station to St. Clement’s 

Step 3

2 hrs to explore 4 levels of the Basilica

Step 4

End time: 12:00PM

Step 5

End of tour inside of St. Clement’s

  • Expert, English speaking guide
  • Tickets
  • Guided 2 hrs tour
  • Headsets (for more than 5 people)
San Clemente

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 8 reviews
July 31, 2017

We discovered this beautiful place with More Of Rome. We visited the different layers of this Church. It was facinating to walk underground and see the ancient structure and art work. Our family , two adults and two olderteens really enjoyed it.

July 31, 2017

My husband and I are NOT tour people , we prefere to see things on our own. By accident we found https://www.moreofrome.com and read about thi church. San Clemente Basilica. We decided to try at least this tour. Well … we are so happy we booked with more of rome.
We went beneath the current 12th century Basilica to find a 4th century basilica and beneath that , a 1st century Mithraic secret temple. We really enjoy this tour and we will recommend MORE OF ROME.Thank you very much to our guide.

July 28, 2017

What a great find. Thanks to More of Rome we learned so much about this beautiful Basilica. The ceiling of the present church is goreous. The layers of buildings on top of each other was really cool. We really enjoy this tour our guide took us down discovering all the different buildings.
Highly Recommended with More of Rome.

July 27, 2017

We were recommended to visit this Church with More of Rome. We were lucky to have Dmitry as guide. We went under ground and it was stunning. The church itself is amazingespecially the mosaics and murals. We will recommend this tour and MORE OF ROME to all our friends.

July 27, 2017

One of the best ways to experience the many layers of Roman history is to visit this Church with More of Rome. We get a real sense of how Rome developedand how Christianitygrew from the early days. An amazing experience with ou guide.

July 26, 2017

This was an amazing spot to visit with our guide, Anna. It was our third day in Rome after having seen all the attractions we found thsi tour and we appreciated so much. It was like travelling back in time decending further down.

March 7, 2017

what a great tour it was!
The guide, Dmitri, showed up on time, he was just brilliant, very polite and well prepared. The tour was different from anything we saw in Rome, we went about 80 feet underground to explore ancient layers of Rome.
I give it 5 stars!

March 7, 2017


This tour deserves SIX stars! Our guide was very knowledgeable and helpful and the site itself was amazing.

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