Eyes of Rome
Eyes of Rome

Underground Rome Tour: Secrets and Mysteries

An outstanding visit to the Roman Houses on the Celio Hill and San Clemente's Basilica


  • Archeology
  • History
  • Religion

What makes this tour Special

Explore the fascinating archeological sites of the first Christian communities in Rome and their evocative vibes

Get to know the everyday life of Ancient Romans and admire the beautiful preserved frescoes of upper classes' private houses

Learn about the stunning history of one of the most beautiful churches in Rome through the evidences of its three-layers stratification

What to Expect


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


3 hours


10:00 - 14:00


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


Tuesday, Thursday


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
  • Admission tickets for Case Romane del Celio and for the Basilica of S.Clemente
  • Reservation fees
  • Meet & greet your private guide at your hotel or accommodation
  • 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

  • Roman Houses on the Celio Hill
  • San Clemente Basilica
  • The Celio hill was a notable wealthy residential district during the Republican-era and Imperial Rome alike. The hill, one of 7 within Rome, is where the greatest soldier of Julius Caesar lived, and the site where the expensive material of Marble was first found within a house in the age of Rome. Lavish villas complete with murals and mosaics have since been found. It has even been said that the great Emperor Marcus Aurelius was born on the Caelian Hill in 121.
  • This small Basilica of Rome located behind the Colosseum uniquely has 2 underground levels, the lowest dating back to the Republican era of 509-27BC and the middle level is believed to be from 392. The Basilica dedicated to Pope Clement first is a real history filled gem of modern day Rome.

Tour description

Enjoy an incredible adventure and discover the secret spots hidden underneath Rome. Explore Roman Houses on the Celio Hill and admire their beautiful frescoes while learning what life was like 2,000 years ago in one of the wealthiest neighbourhoods in Rome. The Case Romane have been recently restored and re-opened to the public, along with a room displaying archaeological findings. Marvel at decorative wall-paintings from 5 separate houses, discovered during excavations in the late 19th century.

Continue with the Basilica of San Clemente, an early Christian basilica not far from the Colosseum and dedicated to Pope St. Clement. Walk down through different layers of time where you will discover well-preserved mosaics, frescoes and even a buried temple dedicated to God Mitra.

Useful information

The locations visited during this tour are not accessible to wheelchair users
Appropriate clothing is highly recommended. Please be aware that the access to holy sites requires a strict dress code. The Basilica of San Clemente is part of the itinerary. Shoulders and knees have to be properly covered.

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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