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Rome: 2.5-Hour Beneath the Streets Skip-the-Line Small Group

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Visit the Church of St. Clement's, and marvel at the ruins of ancient Roman houses on Celian Hill. Admire stunning frescoes, ancient fountains and much more.
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  • Discover a labyrinth of hidden buildings beneath the streets of Rome
  • Go to the Church of St. Clement's and descend to its 2 subterranean levels
  • See the remains of Ancient Roman homes on Celian Hill
  • Visit the Church of St. John and Paul , dedicated to 2 martyrs killed during the Roman persecutions
  • Enjoy the stunning frescoes, ancient fountains and much more
  • Explore an underground dungeon and discover a water spring
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Discover a labyrinth of hidden buildings, abandoned churches, temples and tombs beneath the streets of Rome on a 2.5-hour guided small group tour.

Meet your guide in front of the Church of St. Clement, and admire a jewel of medieval architecture, built in the 12th century. After a short tour of the current day church, follow your guide to the 1st underground level to find an older church, built around 1,600 years ago. See ancient frescoes that tell the story of the early Christian martyrs and how they met in secret to worship Christ and avoid persecution.

Descend to the 2nd underground level to discover an ancient temple dedicated to the Indic god Mitra. Marvel at how perfectly preserved it still is after 17 centuries. See the remains of a house from Ancient Rome, and explore the storerooms of a huge warehouse of the Roman Republic. Discover a water spring that dates back to the Roman Empire.

Depart St. Clement's and stroll over to the Church of St. John and Paul (2 martyrs killed during the Roman persecutions). Located in one of the most beautiful and peaceful areas of the city center, the church was built on ancient structures, including 3 different Roman houses dating as far back as 1,800 years ago. Experience the daily life of ancient families, from the wealthy classes to the poor traders. See hidden baths, wine cellars, mosaics and a spectacular fountain covered with beautiful frescoes. Experience a world beneath the streets of Rome on a half-day small group tour of the hidden temples, tombs and streets of the Roman Republic.
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  • Entrance tickets (EUR 10 per person for St. Clement's; EUR 8 per person for the Celian houses)
  • Transportation

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• Please note that the dress code to enter the churches is covered shoulders and knees at all times
• Unfortunately this tour is not wheelchair accessible
• This small group tour (maximum 10 persons), 2.5-hours long will make you discover a labyrinth of hidden buildings beneath the streets of Rome

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Product ID: 59175