Guided tour

Rome: Guided Underground Tour

Rome: Guided Underground Tour

Activity provider: TICKETSTATION SRL

From US$ 66.78 per person

Discover the most mysterious sites of Rome underground. Take an unusual journey through history and see the famous Catcombs and Navona Square.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Italian, French, Spanish, English, German
Audio guide included
Italian, French, Spanish, English, German

Experience

Highlights
  • Save your time with VIP return transfer in a fully equipped minivan
  • Learn about the history of this sacred place
  • Admire the burial grounds of martyrs, popes and hundreds of Christians
  • Learn more about the only stadium in Ancient Rome to be built out of masonry
  • See artifacts from the days of the Roman Empire
Full description

Find the concealed side of the ancient city of Rome on a guided tour of the Catacombs. Descend into the Navona Underground and explore the former circus in all its glory. Look at unpublished photographs of the Stadium of Domitan and examine discovered artifacts from the days of the Roman empire.

Begin in Venice Square, next to Town hall and step into a VIP minibus ready to transport you to the Catacombs. Learn of this second century response to the land shortage for burial sites. Snake through the extensive network of tunnels, once a place of worship for the first Christians in Rome.

Enter Navona Underground by descending 5 meters below street level to explore it in all of its dimensions. Receive details about the travertine blocks, brickwork, and marble columns of the main entrances, away from the towering monuments of the above ground city. Travel back in time and look at a selection of unpublished photos, 3D reconstructions, videos, and informative panels that tell the story of the Stadium of Domitian. Learn about the development of the site into its current piazza, as well as the evolution of ancient Roman sports. Access many artifacts found during archaeological excavations like fragments of sculptures and a torso made from Pentelic marble from the quarries of Penteli. Finish the day at Venice Square to explore the upper grounds.

Includes
  • VIP return transfer from city center to the Rome underground venue of the catacombs
  • Entrance ticket to the main Catacombs in Rome
  • Guided tour within the Catacombs available in 5 languages (Italian, English, French, Spanish and German)
  • 2 admission tickets to the underground archaeological site
  • Audioguide in 7 languages (English, Italian, Spanish, French, German, Russian, and Portuguese) for the Stadium of Domitian
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Guide for Navona Underground archaeological site
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with claustrophobia
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • All participants are required to bring and wear FFP2 masks. Blue surgical masks will not be accepted

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Meeting point

Piazza d'Aracoeli, 16, 00186 Roma RM, Italy Meet at Touristation Colosseo and Foro Romano next to Piazza Venezia. When facing the Vittorio Emanuele II monument, the office is on the right-hand side and there is a small fountain just in front.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Short skirts

Know before you go

  • Due to the delicate nature of the surroundings, travellers cannot visit the catacombs independently and a guide is required
  • Catacombs are holy places, so guests should dress appropriately. All should cover their shoulders and thighs. It’s best to also have a light jacket, as it can get cold underground
Customer reviews

Overall rating

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We had promised ourselves more of it. The tour was a bit short and you don't see much of the catacombs, unfortunately.

May 2, 2022

Our guide spoke well enough and loudly enough for us to hear him even from the back of the group. It was truly mindblowing how many people were entombed there!

May 16, 2022

Product ID: 408738