Eyes of Rome
Eyes of Rome

Rome Trastevere Undergrounds Tour

Across the Tiber river and underneath the Roman alleys


  • Archeology
  • History
  • Religion

What to Expect


Enjoy your tour with your own private tour expert at your party's disposal only


3 hours




Meet&Greet at your hotel/accomodation. Transfer to the tour site included




This tour is suitable for kids of all ages


Entrance tickets are included! Enjoy your tour!

What's Included
  • Blue badge certified private tour guide
  • Reservation fees
  • One Way Transfer from your hotel/accomodation to the tour site

Not Included/ Optional Extras
  • Drop Off back to your hotel/accomodation after the tour (available upon request)
  • Extras

Sites you’ll visit

  • San Crisogono
  • Santa Cecilia
  • Trastevere
  • It was one of the tituli, the first parish churches of Rome, and was probably built in the 4th century under Pope Silvester I (314–335). Following construction phases happened in the 12th century and again in the early 17th century, with the promotion of Cardinal Scipione Borghese. The area beneath the sacristy was investigated in 1907, when they found remains of an earlier church. Excavations have reveiled the presence of round basins, meaning there was a fullonica, a laundry and dye-house from the Imperial age.
  • The first church on this site was founded probably in the 3rd century, by Pope Urban I; it was dedicated to a young woman, Cecilia, Roman by birth, who was martyred under Marcus Aurelius Severus Alexander (A.D. 222-235). Tradition holds that the church was built over the house of the saint. The baptistry associated with this church, together with the remains of a Roman house of the early Empire, was found during some excavations under the Chapel of the Relics. Among the artifacts remaining from the 13th century edifice are a mural painting depicting the Last Judgment (1289–93) by Pietro Cavallini in the choir of the nuns, and the ciborium (1293) in the presbytery by Arnolfo di Cambio.
  • A quant area of Rome that has seen vast changes over the centuries. This area was home to the original Jewish Synagogue of Rome and also the oldest church of the Eternal City. During 753–509 BC it was home to "Hostile Etruscans" and once overtaken, the area was largely used by local fishermen as they took advantage of the close by Tiber river. This part of Rome was even chosen by Julius Caesar as the location for his luxury Garden Villa!

Tour description

Rome is a city full of secrets. Hidden below the trampled cobblestone streets, it lives a mysterious underworld dating back as far as the 6th century BC - Many people have the famous Catacombs come to mind but this Off the Beaten Track tour will allow you to discover lesser known underground areas of the Eternal City. We will unveil the history of Rome's Paleo-Christian phase, an extremely interesting period of time between the Empire's decline and the rise of a revolutionary religion and the Cult of Martyrs that rose in popularity. Our journey will take us to the most characteristic and picturesque area of the Eternal City - Trastevere!  

Beginning our discovery, we'll arrive to the Church of Santa Cecilia. Due to the extensive excavations made in the underground areas of the church, traditions say that the church was originally built upon Saint Cecilia's house, whereas the Baptistry was uncovered along with houses dating back to Ancient Rome times that were used a the foundations of the now existing church. While we are exploring the area within, we'll notice a very unique fresco that dates back to Medieval times and resembles the world famous "Last Judgement" that can be found within the Sistine Chapel. 

Still within the charming streets of Trastevere, we'll come across the Church of San Crisogono. The 4th century Titular church has much older stories to tell within its undergrounds, such as an almost intact alter from an earlier church dating back to the time of Constantine as well as even earlier houses of local Roman people with certain ruines leading people to believe there was also a public laundry room at the site due to the number of basins found while excavations were being made. 

Full Refund Cancellation Policy

Eyes of Rome has two policies with full refund terms.
The policies are included and non-optional.
  1. Dolce Vita policy is applied on all Standard Bookings placed more than 72 hours from the date of the event. We provide all our customers with Refundable Terms up to 72 hours from the date of the event for any reason. To apply for a refund including where your tour is cancelled or changed by Eyes of Rome®, please contact our customer service team at info@eyesofrome.com.
  2. Peace of Mind policy is applied on Selected Bookings and on all Bookings placed within 72 hours from the date of the event. We provide all our customers with Refundable Terms so if you are unable to attend your booking due to unforeseen circumstances outside of your control you may be entitled to a refund - please see our full set of Refundable Terms and Conditions here. To apply for a refund, please find the instructions on how to apply in the booking confirmation email you received after payment.

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