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Rome Catacombs and San Clemente Underground Small-Group Tour

  • Escape the tourist trail as you explore Rome’s underground secrets
  • See the Basilica di San Clemente al Laterano and the Catacombs of Domitilla
  • Learn about ancient art and architecture from your art historian guide
Rome Catacombs and San Clemente Underground Small-Group Tour
From US$79,00
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Rome Catacombs and San Clemente Underground Small-Group Tour
From US$79,00

When it comes to discovering Rome’s underground, the right guide makes all the difference. Your leader on this small-group tour is an art historian who knows Rome and its underbelly backwards. Perfect for anyone who loves to escape the beaten path, they’ll lead you through the underside of the Basilica di San Clemente al Laterano and the eerie Catacombs of Domitilla.

What to Expect

Greet your guide and small group at the Basilica di San Clemente al Laterano, a beautiful Romanesque church. Descend 60 feet (18 meters) below the ground to see the layers that lie beneath: a 4th-century church and an ancient Roman house.

Hop aboard your comfortable vehicle for the short journey to the Catacombs of Domitilla, a maze of tunnels where ancient Christians buried their dead, which wind underground for 11 miles (18 kilometers). See a 4th-century underground basilica and early Christian wall paintings, and learn about early Christian life.

Finally, walk on ancient Rome’s most famous road, the Ancient Appian Way (Via Appia Antica).

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1 - 5 of 12 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago
Great Tour

Paul was fantastic, very knowledgeable, explained everything. You travel 3 to 4 stories below San Clemente into a world dating back 15 centuries or more. Then you travel by bus to more catacombs out along the Appian Way. Fascinating, time well spent.

Thank Chuck E
Reviewed 4 days ago

I was going Solo in Rome and had booked a tour for the Catacombs earlier. It was a wonderful experience with a knowledgeable guide who provided lots of interesting information. There were many nice folks on the tour I had the chance to get to...More

Thank sgmoran89
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Informative Tour

Christiana, an experienced archeologist, was our tour guide. She has worked excavating the catacombs and her knowledge base was extensive. The tour was well worth the money. I highly recommend The Roman Guy and Christiana.

Thank efhjf
Francesca T, Client Relations at The Roman Guy, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Ciao! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We're happy to read you had such a great tour with Christiana exploring the Rome Catacombs. We hope you had an incredible vacation and hope to see you in Italy again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Group tour

Fascinating tour. See the catacombs where tens of thousands were once entombed. Not beautiful by Sistine Chapel standards but should be seen as an essential, unique part of Roman and Christian history.More

Thank William W
Francesca T, Client relations at The Roman Guy, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Ciao William. Thank you for your review. We're glad you had a great time visiting the Catacombs, it is definitely an interesting part of Roman history that not many people visit. We hope you had a fabulous vacation and hope to welcome you back to...More

Reviewed 6 May 2018
Interesting and Unique

The subject matter--San Clemente and the Catacombs--are so interesting they must be seen. The guide was simply the best. He joked that he was the guide that talked "too much" but this is not true--he simply loved history and his work and he was exceptional....More

Thank josephmR5524NK
Francesca T, Client Relations at The Roman Guy, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2018

Ciao! Grazie for your review! The Catacombs and San Clemente are definitely a treasure of Rome not many visitors know about and so interesting! We hope you had a fabulous time in Roma and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

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12 May 2018|
Response from staceyssss | Reviewed this property |
I booked a tour online before we went to Rome. I looked at a few others before booking the one I did and found a lot of them were booked up for the dates we were there. Not sure how many people are usually on a small group... More