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San Nicola in Carcere

San Nicola in Carcere: Our most recommended tours and activities

Rome: Underground Crypts and Catacombs Guided Tour

1. Rome: Underground Crypts and Catacombs Guided Tour

Escape the crowds of the Colosseum and Vatican, and explore the darker side of Rome on a guided 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.

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.

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.

Rome: Velabrum Guided Tour & 24-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Bus

4. Rome: Velabrum Guided Tour & 24-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Bus

Enjoy a guided tour of the Velabrum, seeing the Arch of Janus, and the Area Sacra di S. Omobono. Benefit from an included 24-hour ticket to the Gray Line - I Love Rome hop-on hop-off bus, providing access to 8 stops distributed throughout the city. Velabrum Guided Tour:Start your tour at the Piazza Bocca della Verità and look forward to the churches, stone arches, and ancient temples that await you. Soak in the atmosphere of the city as you walk through the streets of Rome, arriving at the Arch of Janus, unique for its four-sided design. Continue until you reach the next arch, the Arcus Argentariorum, carved with a depiction of Hercules. Walk along the Via di S. Giovanni Decollato and stop to view the San Giovanni Battista Decollato church from the outside. Arrive in the Piazza della Consolazione and look up at the Rupe Tarpea, a cliff on the Capitoline Hill used for executions in ancient times. Take a holy turn and find yourself in the Area Sacra di S. Omobono, dedicated to the patron saint, Saint Homobonus.  Continue to the church of San Nicola in Carcere, before heading back to the Piazza Bocca della Verità where your tour began. Arrive in Piazza Bocca della Verità and finish your tour outside the Forum Holitorium.  Hop-On Hop-Off Bus:Ride around the capital city of Italy on an open-top hop-on hop-off bus. Access this convenient transportation for 24-hours, allowing you to visit some of the best sights in Rome. Enjoy great views of the streets of Rome, discover the daily lives of locals, and keep an eye out for spots to visit if you want to hop off. Use the handy map to plan your route through the city. Hop-on again easily at one of the eight stops distributed around Rome. Benefit from audio commentary in 13 languages: Italian, English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Dutch, Russian, Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Hindi, Arabic.

Rome: Trastevere Underground Guided Walking Tour

5. Rome: Trastevere Underground Guided Walking Tour

The Roman neighborhood known as “Trastevere” refers, literally, to the area “across the Tiber River.” In ancient times, this was the district where Jews and freed slaves lived. Trastevere is one of the oldest and most beautiful parts of the city, rich in history, legends, and underground spaces. We will start our journey by discovering the hidden gems of Trastevere, such as the Republican Forums. We will visit the bowels of extraordinary and unusual churches. In the underground spaces beneath San Nicola in Carcere, where legends say St. Nicholas was imprisoned, we will see the well-preserved remains of three Republican-era (i.e., pre-Imperial) temples. Then we will cross the river to visit the Tiber Island. In this magical place, which is dedicated to medicine and where the ancient “Fatebenefratelli” hospital can still be found, we will visit one of the first churches in Rome, now located below ground. Finally, we will make our way through winding alleys and past extraordinary sites to the very heart of Trastevere where, for the end of the Experience, we will sample local Roman delicacies.

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What people are saying about San Nicola in Carcere

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 481 reviews

The guide Rhian made the extremely informative and interesting. The tour packed a lot of information but felt relaxed. Probably best City Tour we've done and would highly recommend this tour and guide.

I had a great time on this tour. Saw a lot of neat (and creepy) sights in the crypt. Sylvia and the catacombs tour guide were both very knowledgeable and answered all our questions.

wonderful tour, our guide had so much to share and was very thorough with each site's history.

It’s an amazing experience and the tour guide did a great job

Great tour if you like the interesting, dark and macabre