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  • Fully explore the depth of the Eternal City with a fascinating tour of the subterranean labyrinths below its surface - the underworld of Rome. You'll get private access through these ancient underground cemeteries and feel the magnitude of the catacombs as you quietly walk among the now empty graves
  •  - Enter Basilica San Clemente and the Catacombs 
  •  - Discover subterranean tunnels, different kinds of tombs and the cult of Mithras 
  •  - Learn about the two millennia old layers of history underneath the Eternal City 
  •  - Witness some of the most important early-day Christian frescoes in the world
  •  - See one of the earliest depictions of the Virgin Mary
  • The quiet tunnels will come to life as your guide tells you the stories and legends of early Christianity during the days of Roman persecution. The catacombs were the underground burial places of the Christian and Jewish communities from the second century AD. Christians would gather in the Catacombs for funerals and to celebrate the anniversaries of martyrs and the dead. During the time of Christian persecution the catacombs served as the burial site for Christian martyrs and were also used to celebrate the mass in secret. Around the year 366 AD these underground cemeteries became shrines for the martyrs and popular sites for pilgrimages
  • Step into this mystical maze and see some of the most important Christian frescoes in the world - such as the earliest depiction of the Virgin Mary and the oldest image of the Magi kings. Learn how the catacombs were started, and listen to the stories of some of the important figures, including Saints Peter and Paul, who were once buried there. See how pagan artwork translated into Christian Rome
  • Discover within these subterranean tunnels, the different kinds of tombs - arcosolium, the sarcophagus, the forma, the cubiculum and the crypt. Learn about the special guild of workers referred to as fossores - ' gravediggers' - who dug miles and miles of these galleries in the dim light of oil lamps. Don't miss out on the opportunity to see this awe-inspiring underworld beneath one of the most ancient cities in the world
  • Fully explore the depth of the Eternal City with a fascinating tour of the subterranean labyrinths below its surface - the underworld of Rome. You'll get private access through these ancient underground cemeteries and feel the magnitude of the catacombs as you quietly walk among the now empty graves - Enter Basilica San Clemente and the Catacombs  - Discover subterranean tunnels, different kinds of tombs and the cult of Mithras  - Learn about the two millennia old layers of history underneath the Eternal City  - Witness some of the most important early-day Christian frescoes in the world - See one of the earliest depictions of the Virgin MaryThe quiet tunnels will come to life as your guide tells you the stories and legends of early Christianity during the days of Roman persecution. The catacombs were the underground burial places of the Christian and Jewish communities from the second century AD. Christians would gather in the Catacombs for funerals and to celebrate the anniversaries of martyrs and the dead. During the time of Christian persecution the catacombs served as the burial site for Christian martyrs and were also used to celebrate the mass in secret. Around the year 366 AD these underground cemeteries became shrines for the martyrs and popular sites for pilgrimagesStep into this mystical maze and see some of the most important Christian frescoes in the world - such as the earliest depiction of the Virgin Mary and the oldest image of the Magi kings. Learn how the catacombs were started, and listen to the stories of some of the important figures, including Saints Peter and Paul, who were once buried there. See how pagan artwork translated into Christian RomeDiscover within these subterranean tunnels, the different kinds of tombs - arcosolium, the sarcophagus, the forma, the cubiculum and the crypt. Learn about the special guild of workers referred to as fossores - ' gravediggers' - who dug miles and miles of these galleries in the dim light of oil lamps. Don't miss out on the opportunity to see this awe-inspiring underworld beneath one of the most ancient cities in the world
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  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please bring comfortable walking shoes / Please bring plenty of water / Please bring any medical requirements you need throughout the day.

Version 12 – July 24, 2020 07:48

Product Name
  • Private Underground Rome Tour inc Transportation: Ancient Catacombs and Secret Temples
  • Underground Rome: Ancient Catacombs and Secret Temples
Description Summary
  • Discover how Rome has rebuilt itself layer upon layer for over two millennia
  • Discover how Rome has rebuilt itself layer upon layer for over two millennia.
Description
  • Fully explore the depth of the Eternal City with a fascinating tour of the subterranean labyrinths below its surface - the underworld of Rome. You'll get private access through these ancient underground cemeteries and feel the magnitude of the catacombs as you quietly walk among the now empty graves - Enter Basilica San Clemente and the Catacombs  - Discover subterranean tunnels, different kinds of tombs and the cult of Mithras  - Learn about the two millennia old layers of history underneath the Eternal City  - Witness some of the most important early-day Christian frescoes in the world - See one of the earliest depictions of the Virgin MaryThe quiet tunnels will come to life as your guide tells you the stories and legends of early Christianity during the days of Roman persecution. The catacombs were the underground burial places of the Christian and Jewish communities from the second century AD. Christians would gather in the Catacombs for funerals and to celebrate the anniversaries of martyrs and the dead. During the time of Christian persecution the catacombs served as the burial site for Christian martyrs and were also used to celebrate the mass in secret. Around the year 366 AD these underground cemeteries became shrines for the martyrs and popular sites for pilgrimagesStep into this mystical maze and see some of the most important Christian frescoes in the world - such as the earliest depiction of the Virgin Mary and the oldest image of the Magi kings. Learn how the catacombs were started, and listen to the stories of some of the important figures, including Saints Peter and Paul, who were once buried there. See how pagan artwork translated into Christian RomeDiscover within these subterranean tunnels, the different kinds of tombs - arcosolium, the sarcophagus, the forma, the cubiculum and the crypt. Learn about the special guild of workers referred to as fossores - ' gravediggers' - who dug miles and miles of these galleries in the dim light of oil lamps. Don't miss out on the opportunity to see this awe-inspiring underworld beneath one of the most ancient cities in the world
  • Fully explore the depth of the Eternal City with a fascinating tour of the subterranean labyrinths below its surface - the underworld of Rome. You'll get private access through these ancient underground cemeteries and feel the magnitude of the catacombs as you quietly walk among the now empty graves.Enter Basilica San Clemente and the Catacombs .Discover subterranean tunnels, different kinds of tombs and the cult of Mithras .Learn about the two millennia old layers of history underneath the Eternal City .Witness some of the most important early-day Christian frescoes in the world.See one of the earliest depictions of the Virgin Mary.The quiet tunnels will come to life as your guide tells you the stories and legends of early Christianity during the days of Roman persecution. The catacombs were the underground burial places of the Christian and Jewish communities from the second century AD. Christians would gather in the Catacombs for funerals and to celebrate the anniversaries of martyrs and the dead. During the time of Christian persecution the catacombs served as the burial site for Christian martyrs and were also used to celebrate the mass in secret. Around the year 366 AD these underground cemeteries became shrines for the martyrs and popular sites for pilgrimages.Step into this mystical maze and see some of the most important Christian frescoes in the world - such as the earliest depiction of the Virgin Mary and the oldest image of the Magi kings. Learn how the catacombs were started, and listen to the stories of some of the important figures, including Saints Peter and Paul, who were once buried there. See how pagan artwork translated into Christian Rome.Discover within these subterranean tunnels, the different kinds of tombs - arcosolium, the sarcophagus, the forma, the cubiculum and the crypt. Learn about the special guild of workers referred to as fossores - ' gravediggers' - who dug miles and miles of these galleries in the dim light of oil lamps. Don't miss out on the opportunity to see this awe-inspiring underworld beneath one of the most ancient cities in the world.
Highlights
  • Enter Basilica San Clemente and the Catacombs
  • Discover subterranean tunnels, different kinds of tombs and the cult of Mithras
  • Learn about the two millennia old layers of history underneath the Eternal City
  • Witness some of the most important early-day Christian frescoes in the world
  • See one of the earliest depictions of the Virgin Mary
Included
  • A friendly, professional tour guide for your group
  • Plenty of time to take photos of your favourite places
  • Entrance tickets to Basilica San Clemente and the Catacombs
  • A friendly, professional tour guide for your group
  • Plenty of time to take photos of your favourite places
Excluded
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drink, although your guide will be happy to recommend local favourites along the way
  • Cost of transportation in between sites
  • Gratuities (optional)
Know Before You Book
  • Cost of transportation in between sites is not included
Additional Info
  • Please bring comfortable walking shoes / Please bring plenty of water / Please bring any medical requirements you need throughout the day.
  • Please bring comfortable walking shoes / Please bring plenty of water / Please bring any medical requirements you need throughout the day.
Cancellation Notes
  • Up to 24 hours before the beginning of the activity: full refund
  • Less than 24 hours before the beginning of the activity or no-show: no refund
  • Up to 24 hours before the beginning of the activity: full refund
  • Less than 24 hours before the beginning of the activity or no-show: no refund

Version 7 – July 23, 2020 18:15

Know Before You Go
  • Please bring comfortable walking shoes
  • Please bring any medical requirements you need throughout the day
  • In summer, please remember to bring a hat, sunscreen and plenty of water

Version 6 – July 23, 2020 18:11

Excluded
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Cost of hotel pick up/drop off. Your guide will accompany you in a taxi or by public transport.,Food and drink

Version 5 – July 23, 2020 18:04

Included
  • A friendly, professional tour guide for your group
  • Plenty of time to take photos of your favourite places
  • Entrance tickets to Basilica San Clemente and the Catacombs.,A friendly