Christian Catacombs & St. Clemente Basilica

A Deep Dive into the City Undergrounds. Christian Persecutions and Buried Cemeteries at the Time of the Paganism

Focus

  • Archeology
  • History

What makes this tour Special

Walk through the historic layers of Rome and finally understand the archaeological works, by visiting the ancient city underneath modern Rome

Enter Rome's ancient underground cemeteries from 2000 years ago and experience the similarities between pagan and early Christian traditions

Visit one of the most beautiful churches in Rome, San Clemente Basilica, and its three stunning levels ranging from the Pagan era to the Middle Age

What to Expect

PRIVATE TOUR

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

DURATION

3 hours

START TIME

09:00 - 14:00

PICK UP

Meet&Greet at your hotel/accomodation. Private Driver included throughout the tour

NOT AVAILABLE

Tuesday, Sunday

KID FRIENDLY

This tour is suitable for kids of all ages

ENTRANCE TICKETS

Entrance tickets are included! Enjoy your tour!

What's Included
  • Blue badge certified private tour guide
  • Admission tickets to Catacombs and to the Basilica of S.Clemente
  • Reservation fees
  • Meet & greet your private guide at your hotel or accommodation
  • Pick up from your hotel/accommodation and transfer between the sites
Not Included/ Optional Extras
  • Drop off to your accommodation after the tour
  • Extras

Sites you’ll visit

  • Catacombs
  • San Clemente Basilica
  • The Catacombs of Rome are comprised of 40 separate underground areas spread through a large vicinity across the area of Rome. To the surprise of many people, the catacombs were not only used for the Christian religion but for all residents during Ancient times going back to Etruscan times. During the Roman imperial time, it became "fashionable" to follow the earlier Etruscan traditions and bury the dead rather than continue with creminations of earlier Roman people. The Christian catacombs are an extremely important area in terms for art history as they contain paintings from 400 AD.
  • 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

Visit this maze of quarries and tunnels that are ancient underground cemeteries that also provided refuge to the Christian communities during the Roman persecution. Today, the Catacombs represent priceless evidence of the ancient world, where it is possible to admire significant archeological findings. 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. Stepping into this mystical maze you will 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 Three Wise Men. Continue your tour in the Basilica of San Clemente, the Catholic church dedicated to Pope Clemente I. Wander through the different layers of history with frescoes, mosaics, and an underground temple dedicated to the God Mitra.

Useful information

  • This tour is not recommended to wheelchair users
  • Not suggested to people who suffer claustrophobia.
  • 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.

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