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Duration

4 hours

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Where in the world

Rome, Italy

Take a journey back in time and descend below the modern streets of Rome to discover some of the Eternal City’s best-kept secrets. Join your local guide to learn more about ancient crypts and Roman catacombs.

Start your amazing underground tour at the Basilica of San Clemente, easily the best example of exactly how deep you need to dig to understand Rome's history. You’ll descend three levels and through two thousand years of history. Underneath lies a functioning aqueduct, in which water still flows today. Marvel at one of the finest mosaics of the famous Tree of Life. Hear how in the 1860s, a priest discovered the structure we see today sitting on top of two millennia of foundations dating back to Nero's Great Fire in the year 64 AD.

Your next stop will be one of Rome’s most important catacombs. Dating back almost 2,000 years this extensive network of tunnels, was once both a burial ground and a place of worship for the first Christians in Rome. Explore the tombs carved right out of the rock and hear the fascinating history of this sacred place.

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Good for families.

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