• Duration: 3 hours
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Let yourself be guided through the discovery of Rome’s fascinating underground tunnels that have remained secret for years, where silence reigns supreme and time seems to have been unchanged for 2000 years. I

n the city of Rome, outside the ancient walls beneath the modern metropolis, there are about 40 catacombs dug into the ground that wind over more than 150 km. These tunnels are subdivided among various complexes located in different areas of the capital. 

The catacombs are the real underground cemeteries built about 2000 years ago per the Pope’s orders. The Pope wanted to create a safe area to guard the bodies and stories of those who formed the local community. 

Our qualified guide will take you around Rome accompanying you to some of the most representative and suggestive underground tunnels of the city, so you can see the remains of ancient history up close. 

The day will begin with the visit of Basilicas of Santa Maria Maggiore and San Giovanni in Laterano, followed by a visit to the nearby Scala Santa and finally to the Via Appia and the catacombs. You will go on a journey to discover skulls, fragments of finds, frescoes, graffiti of ancient prayers, and mosaics. 

Walking down the stairs that descend into these galleries you will immerse yourself in the dark and silent gorges lit only by some torches, giving you the sensation of traveling back in time

You will have the opportunity to enjoy a unique and exciting experience, far from the classic itineraries of visits, to discover a still unknown Rome. 


Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore

Basilica of San Giovanni in Laterano

Via Appia's Catacombs

What's included

  • Transportation by minivan
  • Professional monolingual guide
  • Small group tour
  • Skip-the-line entry to the catacombs
  • Entrance to the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore with priority access
  • Entrance to the Basilica of San Giovanni in Laterano with priority access
  • External visit of la Scala Santa
  • Earphones for larger groups

What's excluded

  • Drop off at the hotel
  • Food and drinks

What do I need to bring

  • Comfortable shoes.
  • Weather-appropriate clothes.
  • Money for personal expenses.
  • Anything that might be useful to you.

Important information

  • Comfortable shoes are recommended
  • We regret to inform that this tour is not suitable for guests with wheelchairs or with impaired mobility
  • Entrance into Churches requires a strict dress code. We cannot be held responsible for entry denied due to improper dress

Cancellation policy

  • Cancellation fee of 100% if cancelled 2 days or less before departure



Guided Language

  • English
  • Español


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