I learned so much on this tour. There were six of us, and the knowledgeable guide (Michele Henry) answered all of our questions and was so attentive. I will book another tour the next time I’m in Rome.
When it comes to discovering Rome’s underground, the right guide makes all the difference. Your leader on this small-group tour is an art historian who knows Rome and its underbelly backwards. Perfect for anyone who loves to escape the beaten path, they’ll lead you through the underside of the Basilica di San Clemente al Laterano and the eerie Catacombs of Domitilla.
Greet your guide and small group at the Basilica di San Clemente al Laterano, a beautiful Romanesque church. Descend 60 feet (18 meters) below the ground to see the layers that lie beneath: a 4th-century church and an ancient Roman house.
Hop aboard your comfortable vehicle for the short journey to the Catacombs of Domitilla, a maze of tunnels where ancient Christians buried their dead, which wind underground for 11 miles (18 kilometers). See a 4th-century underground basilica and early Christian wall paintings, and learn about early Christian life.
Finally, walk on ancient Rome’s most famous road, the Ancient Appian Way (Via Appia Antica).
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We had a lovely tour of the Catacombs and Appian Way. We met at the Church of San Clemente. Our guide was running late but this was because it was Italy's Independence Day. We called the Roman Guy and they were able to assure us...More
Paul was fantastic, very knowledgeable, explained everything. You travel 3 to 4 stories below San Clemente into a world dating back 15 centuries or more. Then you travel by bus to more catacombs out along the Appian Way. Fascinating, time well spent.More
Ciao Chuck. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are glad you had a great experience on your Catacombs tour with Paul. The catacombs certainly are fascinating. We hope you enjoyed your time in Rome and hope to welcome you back...More
I was going Solo in Rome and had booked a tour for the Catacombs earlier. It was a wonderful experience with a knowledgeable guide who provided lots of interesting information. There were many nice folks on the tour I had the chance to get to...More
Ciao. Grazie for taking the time to write a review. We are glad you had a wonderful experience on your tour! There is definitely a lot of interesting information about the Catacombs. We hope you had a great vacation and hope to welcome you back...More
Christiana, an experienced archeologist, was our tour guide. She has worked excavating the catacombs and her knowledge base was extensive. The tour was well worth the money. I highly recommend The Roman Guy and Christiana.
Ciao! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We're happy to read you had such a great tour with Christiana exploring the Rome Catacombs. We hope you had an incredible vacation and hope to see you in Italy again soon!