San Nicola in Carcere

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Rome: Catacombs & Crypts Tour with Roman Aqueducts

1. Rome: Catacombs & Crypts Tour with Roman Aqueducts

Escape the crowds of the Colosseum and Vatican, and explore the darker side of Rome on a 3-hour and 15-minute small group tour of the ancient catacombs and crypts. Venture to parts of the city that few visitors ever see, traveling between sites by air-conditioned minibus. First, follow your guide to 3 memorable sites, each revealing the extraordinary secrets of Ancient Rome. They include the labyrinthine Roman Catacombs that were part burial ground and part refuge for the persecuted early Christians of Ancient Rome. Then, visit the Capuchin Crypt, known locally as the “Bone Chapel,” and marvel at the walls, decorated with the bones more than 4,000 monks. To finish out the day in style, visit perhaps one of the most spectacular sites in all of Rome - the Roman Aqueducts. Enjoy time to explore and understand this monumental landmark from a stunning vantage point.

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Rome: Private Walking Tour with Gelato Tasting

2. Rome: Private Walking Tour with Gelato Tasting

Explore squares, temples, and ruins on this day trip to Rome with a local guide. Learn the history of the Eternal City as well as the secrets. Admire some of the most amazing highlights. Visit the must-see places in Rome as well as the hidden gems of the city.  Start the day by meeting your guide at the Fountain of the Tritons. Travel back in time with a view of the Circus Maximus, used for entertainment purposes in ancient times, and see Palatine Hill. Go to see the fake Colosseum, an ancient ruin that looks a lot like the Colosseum. Walk by ancient temples, see the famous Mouth of Truth, a spot immortalized by Audrey Hepburn in the film Roman Holiday.   Explore the Jewish Ghetto, a secret neighborhood that seems to have frozen in time. Cross the bridge, and stroll while you admire Tiber Island. Marvel at Trastevere, a magical neighborhood that combines bohemian and modern.  Taste a delicious Italian ice cream and go to the last stop, the beautiful Piazza di Santa Maria in Trastevere. Before saying goodbye, get recommendations for the most authentic places to eat and tips to have the time of your life in the Eternal City.

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Rome: Velabrum Valley Walking Tour – The Legends of Rome

3. Rome: Velabrum Valley Walking Tour – The Legends of Rome

Visit the places and stories that marked the creation of Rome together with monuments and legends that still remain unknown to most people. Discover the Velabrum Valley, a small part of the city that hides an amazing concentration of beauty, history, and myth. Learn from your guide many local traditions, popular sayings, and formulas for good luck that the more daring can even try to invoke to tempt fate. Start from Piazza Bocca della Verità and discover the legendary mask which was once a wellhead and understand why it is still feared so much today. Continue your journey towards the great four-sided arch known as the Arch of Janus. Marvel at the thousand-year-old church of San Giorgio in Velabro, next to which the highly decorated Arch of the Argentari will reveal its mysteries. The tour continues along Via di San Giovanni Decollato and its church. Then, reach Piazza della Consolazione, where the Tarpeian Rock awaits. Next, visit the sacred area of S.Omobono and the Church of San Nicola in Carcere, whose structure is imprisoned among the ruins of three different Roman temples. Finally, go back to the starting point to observe the Foro Olitorio and the Foro Boario, with their temples incredibly well preserved until today.

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What people are saying about San Nicola in Carcere

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 232 reviews

The tour was really worth it! Entertaining and exciting to the end. Thanks also to the tour guide Valerio, who was well prepared and had lots of entertaining stories and facts about all the sights

Very interesting and well organized tour. Our guide Marta was great, very knowledgeable, interesting, and made it a lot of fun. Highly recommended!

It was amazing and eye opening experience, but it requires a lot of patience and stamina, lots of walking.

Especially the long winding corridors of the catacombs are special and fascinating - a different world

Really interesting tour. Our guide Andy was super funny and knew a lot.