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Underground Tour of San Clemente, Rome

€49
Free Cancellation
Instant Confirmation
Mobile Ticket
1 hr. 30 min.
Guided Tour
  • Explore San Clemente Basilica's underground archaeological site with an expert English-speaking tour guide.
  • Uncover over 2,000 years of history of this site, one of Rome's hidden gems, just a stone's throw away from the Colosseum.
  • Gasp in wonder as you witness St. Clement's Basilica's beautiful gold mosaics.
  • Make your way to an old Mithraic temple and altar by descending to the lowest levels of the excavations.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

The Original Rome Capuchin Crypts and Catacombs Tour

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€59
Free Cancellation
Instant Confirmation
Mobile Ticket
3 hr. 30 min.
Guided Tour
  • A special 3-in-1 ticket will let you explore three remarkable historic landmarks of Rome, all in the same day!
  • With an expert historian guide leading the way, you'll be ushered with facts, anecdotes, figures, and insider tips.
  • You'll visit one attraction after the other on a comfortable, AC coach vehicle.
  • Descend underground into the sacred Christian Catacombs to discover frescoes, iconography, and burial places decorated with skeletal remains.
  • At the Basilica San Martino Ai Monti next, you'll notice Gagliardi's frescoes and remnants of the more distant past like the ancient Corinthian columns, aisles, and nave.
  • Reflect on immortality at the Capuchin Crypts, decorated with skeletal remains of over 4,000 friars.
  • 2:30 PM: Tour start time
  • 2:50 PM: Arrive at Catacombs
  • 3:45 PM: Leave Catacombs
  • 4:10 PM: Bus drops off a group to go to San Martino Ai Monti.
  • 4:20 PM: Arrive at San Martino Ai Monti.
  • 4:50 PM: Leave San Martino Ai Monti.
  • 5 PM: Back on Bus
  • 5:30 PM: Arrive at Capuchin Crypts
  • 6 PM: Finish tour"
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Trevi District Underground: Small Aqueduct Domus

€12
Free Cancellation
Instant Confirmation
Mobile Ticket
Flexible Duration
Audio Guide
  • Explore the underground archaeological area of Vicus Caprarius, a building complex central to Rome's urban fabric.
  • See many artifacts from the days of the Roman Empire found during archaeological excavations, including fragments of sculptures and more.
  • Check out the complete restoration of the archaeological site that extends over an area of around 350 square meters between Via San Vincenzo and Vicolo Puttarello.
  • Get a glimpse of the silent past and see what it was like in ancient Roman times.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Navona Underground, Pantheon and Trevi Fountain Walking Tour

€42
Free Cancellation
Instant Confirmation
Mobile Ticket
1 hr.
Guided Tour
  • Meet your tour guide at Navona Square, and go for a walk through the bustling piazza.
  • It is one of the most beautiful squares in Rome and has been built over the ruins of the ancient circus of Domitian.
  • Today the Navona Piazza is lined with beautiful pastel palazzi sprinkled with ornate Baroque fountains like the famous Fountain of the Four Rivers by Bernini.
  • You also get to enjoy an exclusive skip-the-line entrance at Navona Square underground.
  • This UNESCO World Heritage Site was Rome's first permanent venue for gladiator games and competitive athletics.
  • Explore the Pantheon, the legendary Roman temple dedicated to all divinities.
  • It is said that the Pantheon is the most well-preserved ancient temple in the world.
  • Michelangelo was so awestruck by its beauty that when he saw it for the first time, he declared it to be angelic, rather than human, in design.
  • Head over to Trevi Fountain, the largest and best-known fountain in Rome.
  • Make sure to toss a coin - in doing so, it grants you the wish of returning to Rome one day!
  • Your guide will tell you all about the fascinating history of the fountain (it dates back to the year 19 BC).
  • Interestingly, the fountain derives its name from Tre Vie (three ways) since it was the meeting point of three streets.
  • End your tour at the Campidoglio and from a fantastic spot, enjoy the best view of the Roman Forum and the Colosseum at night!

Children aged 6-17yrs enjoy reduced pricing on their voucher (carry a valid photo ID).

  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Visiting Underground Catacombs in Rome

With its seamless blending of old-world marvels and contemporary attractions, the magnificent city of Rome continues to be one of the most famous destinations in the world. The Colosseum ruins, distinctive fountains, museums, and piazzas attract tourists from all over the world. Ancient Rome was built across seven hills, with subsequent generations building new places over old ruins, and the periodic flooding of the Tiber pushed the remains of this ancient civilization underground. 

Today, many of the ancient sites have been excavated, allowing you to marvel at the wonder that is Rome Underground. Rome Underground tours make the city even more fascinating to visitors. If you want to know more about the buried remains of the Eternal City, book your Rome Underground tour tickets now. If you want to explore the ancient underground marvels of Rome, keep reading to know about the Roman catacombs, how to get there, how to book underground tours in Rome, visitor tips, and more.

Why Take A Rome Underground Tour?

Why Visit Rome Underground
  • Historical significance: Rome’s subterranean structure gives you an idea of what the ancient civilization of this old city looked like and helps you understand how it influenced the Rome you see today. Going on a Rome Underground tour will take you back in time and allow you to discover the hidden mysteries of ancient Rome.
  • Marvellous architecture: From the still functioning old aqueducts to religious burial sites, from Mithraic temples to ancient mansions, from the sacred tunnels to old gods, Rome Underground Tour has a lot to offer. You will be awestruck while exploring the fabulous architectural designs of ancient Rome.
  • Religious Iconography: The Roman catacombs underneath are incredible remnants of ancient history dating back to 19 BC. The Vicus Caprarius, also known as the Water City is an archaeological site near the Trevi fountain. You will find delightful frescoes, amazing sculptural art, and holy relics while walking around here. 
  • Art and artifacts: Explore the fantastic art and artifacts of the Eternal City as you walk around the catacombs of Rome. With mesmerizing mosaics, Corinthian columns, beautiful paintings, and important historical artifacts, there is hardly an end to Rome’s beauty.

Your Rome Underground Tour Tickets Explained

Rome Underground Tour tickets

Entry+Audio Guided Tickets

Duration: Flexible

  • The Trevi District Underground ticket comes with a detailed audio guide to facilitate your understanding of the history and legacy of the Vicus Caprarius. 
  • Explore the many remains, archaeological excavations, and artifacts from the yesteryears through these entry+audio guided tickets. 
  • Make sure to explore the entirety of the Vicus Caprarius archaeological complex that spreads over 350 meters between San Vincenzo and Vicolo Puttarelo. 
  • The Trevi District Underground Entry+Audio Guided tickets take you on a journey to the past to explore the legacy and history of the ancient Romans. 

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Guided Tour Tickets

Duration: 1 hr. 30 mins

  • Book the San Clemente underground tour to uncover almost 2000 years of history in this archaeological site. 
  • Explore San Clemente’s Basilica’s gold mosaics and descend to an ancient, Mithraic temple and altar with an English-speaking tour guide.
  • Enjoy skip-the-line benefits at Navona and learn from your guide throughout the tour.
  • If you are between 6 to 17 years of age and have a valid photo ID, you can enjoy reduced pricing on the Navona, Pantheon, and Trevi walking tours. 
  • Explore the pastel palazzi of the Navona Piazza, look at the ancient Roman Pantheon, and toss a coin in the Trevi fountain to guarantee your return to Rome!

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Combo Tickets

Duration: 3 hrs. 30 mins

  • With your Combo Rome, Capuchin Crypts, and Catacombs tour tickets, you can visit three major attractions on the same day. 
  • The Combo ticket includes an expert historian, who would be accompanying you to the sites, armed with historical facts, anecdotes, and insider information.
  • The Combo Rome, Capuchin Crypts, and Catacombs tour tickets let you commute on an AC vehicle. 
  • Explore the iconography and sacred sketches in the Christian catacombs, discover the Basilica San Martino Ai Monti, and look at the skeletal remains in the 4000-year-old friars of the Capuchin Crypts with these combo tickets. 

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Super Flexible Cancellation Policy

Enjoy a super flexible cancellation policy with all your Rome underground tickets. You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund. For more information, make sure to check these details before purchasing your ticket.

What Is The Best Way To Buy Rome Underground Tour Tickets? Book Online!

Rome has a history spanning 28 centuries and is one of the most-visited cities in the world. With a growing number of tourists, it is ideal to plan your trip well ahead of time. Booking your Rome underground tour tickets online allows you to rest easy, knowing that your seats will be secured and you will have a hassle-free experience. 

  • Advance Booking: Purchasing your tickets online helps you to plan and book them in advance and secure your seats.
  • Convenience: Booking Rome underground tour tickets online gives you the ease of convenience. You can choose a date or time and buy your tickets without having to queue up. 
  • Super Flexible Cancellation Policy: If you book Rome underground tour tickets and are unable to attend, you can cancel them up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
  • Discounts: Online reservations often provide fantastic deals on a range of experiences. Many tours offer reduced pricing on tickets for children and students.

Which Rome Underground Tour Ticket Should You Choose?

Have trouble deciding which is the best Rome Underground tour ticket suited for you? Here is a quick guide to help you make that choice:

1. If you are short on time

If you are short on time but want to make the best of your underground Rome tour, book tickets to visit San Clemente. The tour lasts for only 1 hr. 30 mins. A guide will accompany you to visit this archaeological site. You will see wonderful golden frescoes. And, if you descend further, you can explore an old Mithraic temple. You can also book the Navona underground walking tour, which lasts for an hour for a quick, guided tour of the Navona Piazza, Trevi Fountain, and the Pantheon.

2. If you are looking for an audio-guided tour

If you are looking for an audio guide to download on your smartphone as you explore the archaeological sites of underground Rome, visit the Trevi fountain. It is situated under Vicus Caprarius, an important area, central to Rome's urban fabric.

3. If you wish to explore many spots

If you want to descend into the depths of underground Rome and can spare a few hours, visit the Capuchin Crypts. The Original Rome Capuchin Crypts and Catacombs tour lasts for almost 3hrs. 30 mins. The tour includes an expert guide and an AC vehicle to make commuting easy between the Christian catacombs, Basilica San Martino Ai Monti, and the Capuchin Crypts. You can also book the Navona Underground, Pantheon, and Trevi Fountain Walking tour to visit the Navona Piazza, the most well-preserved ancient Roman temple, the Pantheon, and the Trevi fountain. This tour lasts for only an hour.

4. If you are looking for an English-speaking Guide

If you are looking for an English-speaking guide to accompany you on your underground Rome tour, consider booking a visit to San Clemente. It is a 2000-year-old archaeological site, just a stone's throw away from the Colosseum. The Navona Underground, Pantheon, and Trevi Fountain Walking tour also offers an expert that accompanies you to these attractions.

Top Attractions To See on Your Rome Underground Tour

Capuchin Crypts in Underground Rome
The Pantheon in Underground Rome
Trevi Fountain in Underground Rome
Vicus Caprarius in Underground Rome

Vicus Caprarius

Underneath Rome's celebrated Trevi district and its renowned fountain is the ancient Roman apartment complex from the 1st century, known as Vicus Caprarius or the City of Water. This sculpting marvel showcases a few of the many ancient artifacts discovered during the excavation. Aqua Virgo, one of the 11 aqueducts of ancient Rome continues to feed the Trevi fountain to this day. 

Basilica San Martino ai Monti in Underground Rome

Basilica San Martino ai Monti

This monument was a place of worship in the 3rd century, became a church in the 4th century, and was rebuilt in the 6th and 9th centuries. Filippo Gagliardi once again transformed it in the 17th century. Gagliardi made additions to the architecture and also covered the basilica in frescoes. You can also find artifacts from a more ancient era, like the Corinthian columns that separated the nave and aisles.

San Clemente in Underground Rome

San Clemente

Begin your Rome underground tour by exploring the 1st century AD noble residence that serves as the building's foundation. Next, venture into the Mithraeum, which was turned into a place of pagan worship in the former mansion's courtyard. Visit the Basilica of San Clemente at the top of the structure to see stunning mosaics, sacred artifacts, and one of Rome's original aqueducts.

Piazza Navona Undergrounds in Rome

Piazza Navona Undergrounds

After the Colosseum burned down, Roman emperors held gladiator matches in an ancient Roman structure beneath the famous square. The Domitian Stadium is tucked down beneath Piazza Navona much like a kind of lost city. It is a special UNESCO World Heritage Site that served as Rome's first permanent site for gladiatorial combat and athletic competition.

Plan Your Visit To Rome Underground

Timings
Getting There
Nearby
Visitor Tips
Pantheon in Underground Rome
The Pantheon
  • Timings: 9 AM to 7 PM
  • Closed On: 1 January, 15 August, and 25 December
Vicus Caprarius
  • Tuesday to Sunday: 11 AM to 5 PM
  • Closed On: Monday
San Clemente
  • Monday to Saturday: 9.45 AM  to 12.30 PM and 3:00 PM to 5.30 PM
  • Sunday: 12 PM to 5.30 PM
  • Thursday to Sunday: 3 PM (Tour)
Piazza Navona Underground
  • Monday to Sunday: 10 AM to 6.15 PM 
  • Closed On: 1 January, 1 May, and 25 December
Basilica San Martino ai Monti
  • Sunday to Saturday: 8 AM to 12 PM and 4 PM to 7 PM
  • Closed On: Mass days
San Clemente in Underground Rome
San Clemente

Address: Via Labicana, 95, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

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Capuchin Crypts

Address: Via Vittorio Veneto, 27, 00187 Roma RM, Italy

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Navona Piazza Underground

Address: Via di Tor Sanguigna, 3, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

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The Pantheon

Address: Piazza Della Rotunda, 00186, Roma, RM

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Trevi Fountain

Address: Piazza de Trevi, 00187, Roma, RM

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Attractions Nearby Roman Underground Tours
  • Roman Colosseum: Located in Rome, the Colosseum is an oval amphitheater that was used for gladiator battles in ancient Rome. To this day, it remains the largest ancient amphitheater ever constructed.
  • St. Peter’s Basilica: Vatican City, the papal enclave inside the city of Rome is home to Saint Peter's Basilica. It is known for its Renaissance style of construction.
  • Baths of Caracalla: The Terme di Caracalla, also known as the Baths of Caracalla, were the second-largest thermae or public baths in Rome, after the Baths of Diocletian.
  • Lateran Complex: Lateran complex once belonged to the Lateranus family of the Roman Empire. Later, it served as a cathedral and has been the official residence of Popes till 1870.
Tips to Note When Visiting Underground Rome
  • Wear Comfortable Shoes: As their name suggests, walking tours can prove to be hectic. You might have to walk on uneven grounds, so wear comfortable walking shoes.
  • Discounted Tickets: If you are between 6 to 17 years of age, you may avail of discounted ticket prices.
  • Public Restrooms: Clean toilets are not placed outside every site. Communicate with your tour guide to find clean restrooms. 
  • Guided Tours: The walking tours always have a tour guide to tell you in-depth about the history and legacy of the ancient ruins. 
  • Maintain Dress Code: Cover your knees and shoulders when you enter pagan worshipping places and cathedrals.
  • Accessibility: Most sites do not have ramps and elevators, so visitors on wheelchairs may avoid the walking tour.
  • Stay Hydrated: Carry refillable water bottles to keep hydrated and fill them from the water fountains.

All Your Questions About Rome Underground Tour Tickets Answered

Q. Where can I buy Rome Underground Tour tickets?

A. You can buy Rome underground tour tickets online to save time and ensure a hassle-free experience.

Q. Can I buy Rome Underground Tour tickets online?

A. Yes, you can purchase your Rome underground tour tickets online.

Q. Can I get a discount on Rome Underground Tour tickets?

A. It is recommended that you buy Rome underground tour tickets online, as you have a higher chance of getting them at discounted rates.

Q. What are the attractions under Rome Underground Tour?

A. You can visit famous iconic attractions like Piazza Navona, San Clemente, and Trevi Fountain in the Rome underground tour.

Q. What is the best time to visit Rome Underground?

A. The best time to visit Rome underground is during weekdays. The months of April to June and September to October are ideal for visits, as the weather is pleasant and there is less crowd. 

Q. How long is the Rome Underground Tour?

A. Rome underground tours may take anywhere between 1 to 4 hours. Some tours also offer flexible schedules to ensure that you have adequate breaks in between lunch and sightseeing.

Q. What should I wear to the Rome Underground Tour?

A. Wear comfortable clothes as walking tours are pretty hectic. However, ensure that you wear clothes that cover knees and shoulders when you enter cathedrals and pagan worshipping houses.

Q. Is the Rome Underground tour suitable for claustrophobic people?

A. Walking through Roman catacombs may not be suitable for claustrophobic people, however, you can go for a short while and inform your tour guide beforehand so that you can be whisked back early in case you feel claustrophobic.

Q. What are some of the highlights of the Rome Underground Tour?

A. Vicus Caprarius, Capuchin Crypts, Navona Underground, and the Pantheon are some of the highlights of the Rome underground tour.

Q. What facilities are available on Rome Underground Tour?

A. Guided tours, free cancellation, and reduced prices are some of the facilities available in the Rome underground tour.

Q. Is the Rome Underground Tour wheelchair accessible?

A. While some cathedrals are indeed accessible with ramps and elevators, walking tours and especially ruins constructed on uneven grounds and catacombs are not suitable for visitors on wheelchairs.

Q. Is photography allowed in the Rome Underground Tour?

A. Yes, photography is allowed in some Rome underground tours. However, some cathedrals and pagan places do not allow taking pictures using flash. 

Q. Is it worth touring Rome Underground?

A. Touring Rome Underground allows you to soak in the rich and colorful history of ancient Rome. If you are in Rome, booking Rome underground tour tickets give you a one-of-a-kind experience that is worth it.

Q. What tour should I choose if I am short on time?

A. If you have only a short while left on your Rome underground tour, descend to San Clemente and explore its splendid frescoes. The tour lasts for almost 1 hr. 30 mins. An expert guide would also accompany you.

Q. What tour to choose if I want to visit a lot of attractions?

A. If you have a few hours to spare and are looking to explore the best of underground Rome, book either a Navona Piazza walking tour or go on the Original Capuchin Crypts and Catacombs tour. Make sure that you have adequate time in hand for the Capuchin crypts tour lasts for almost 3 hrs. 30 mins. The Navona Piazza tour covers the Trevi fountain, the Pantheon, and Navona Square and lasts for an hour.