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Underground Rome Small Group Tour: St. Clement and Celian Houses

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    You meet the guide in front of the Church of St.Clement, a jewel of Medieval art built in the 12th century.

    After a short visit of the church, your guide will lead to the first v, where you'll find our the the Medieval church was built above and earlier church dated to the late Roman Empire. Wonderful old frescoes still preserved and an enchanting atmosphere will make you feeling like living in another time.

    However, the way down is not concluded: you will reach the second underground level, where you will appreciate the beauty of an Ancient Roman house almost 2000 years old togheter with a temple dedicated to Mitra, on of the main Oriental gods that reached Rome in the antiquity with its misterious worship.

    At the end of you walk (down to 50 feet underground!) you will walk through a gigantic Ancient Roman warehouse, in order to reach one of the most ancient water springs of the city of Rome.

    You leave St.Clement's and, after a 10 minutes walk though one of the most beautiful areas of Rome, you get the Church of St.John and Paul (two martyrs killed during the Roman persecutions).

    Once again, the old church was built on an ancient structure: in this case, it is a complicated but spectaculs district made of 3 different ancient Roman houses, the eldest being at least 1800 years old.

    Here you can fully understand how the Romans of all the classes (from the wealthy classes to the poor sellers) were living their lifes during the Ancient Roman Empire time.

    A breathless ancient frescoed fountain, hidden at the end of the underground itinerary, will be the appropriate end of your amazing experience.

    Admission Tickets are not included in the price of the tour.
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    Departure Point
    Piazza di San Clemente, Piazza di S. Clemente, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
    Duration
    3h
    Return Details
    Clivo di Scauro, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
    Inclusions
    • Professional guide
    Exclusions
    • Admission Tickets are not included in the price of the tour.
    • Entrance fees (adults: 18 euro per person totally; children: 18 euro per person totally)
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Transportation to/from attractions
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Churches can be closed due to extraordinary celebrations. We reserve the right to cancel and refund the tour if this happens.
    • Tour may not be suitable for those who are "strongly" claustrophobic
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 7 June 2019

    This was one of the best tours we did on our holiday and the reason for this was our tour guide Francesca. Her incredible knowledge, beautiful personality and animation made this tour so enjoyable. Clearly she loves what she does and her passion for history...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank jenglenaussie
    Reviewed 1 May 2019

    We did this tour recently with francesca, and she did a wonderful. Her enthusiasm and level of knowledge was outstanding and she made the sights we saw come to life. Highly recommended

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank CTWanderers
    Reviewed 12 April 2019 via mobile

    Today we enjoyed a wonderful tour with Francesca of the association "Joy  of Rome. The Basilica of S. Clemente is really interesting but Francesca's guide enriched  the tour a lot thanks to her competence and enthusiasm.   In fact when you are with her you can...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank Claudio M
    Reviewed 2 March 2019 via mobile

    This was our second tour with this company and the wonderful Francesca D, who is so knowledgeable and brings Rome to life. Our first visit to Rome was 18 months ago where we booked a private tour to the Vatican with this company which was...More

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    Joy of R, Manager at Joy of Rome Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2019

    ...and a 7 star guest!!! We simply love this feedback. We couldn't ask for more. You coming back and choosing us over different companies! What a goal. THANK YOU SO MUCH for this and more! Francesca and all the team

    Reviewed 12 January 2019

    My brother and I travelled around Europe for three weeks. The underground tour of Rome was easily the most delightful tour we had ever been on. Francesca guided us through history as if it were a suspenseful storybook, bursting with living, breathing characters. The lives...More

    Date of experience: December 2018
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    JoyofRome, Direttore at Joy of Rome Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2019

    Underground Rome...How engaging!! :-)) I am the first one having fun in leading that tour! As for the sense of humour and passion they both come out only if you have passionate and humourous guests with you, so...GRAZIE! You helped me with this! We did...More

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