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Exclusive San Clemente Basilica & his Underground Private Tour

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Stop At: Piazza di San Pietro in Vincoli 4/a, 00184 Rome Italy

Begin your journey near the Colosseum and take a pleasant walk through the surrounding neighborhood. In a delightful little piazza off Via Cavour, you will find the church of San Pietro in Vincoli (St. Peter in Chains). The church houses an important relic, the two sets of chains that bound St. Peter when he was imprisoned in Jerusalem and Rome. The highlight of this church is undoubtedly Michelangelo’s statue of Moses, an unfinished masterpiece by the Renaissance genius that was originally intended to be part of the tomb of Pope Julius II. The original plans included an enormous funeral monument with 47 statues, but it was never completed due to Michelangelo's other commissions.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Ludus Magnus, Piazza del Colosseo Via Labicana, Rome Italy

Leaving San Pietro in Vincoli, continue to see the ruins of the Ludus Magnus, an ancient gladiator training school located on the northeast side of the Colosseum. The visit includes the entrance into the most important gladiator gym, the Ludus Magnus, built by the emperor Domitian at the end of the 1st century. A.D. The building, entirely in brick, consisted of a rectangular building, probably on three floors, with a large porticoed courtyard in the center. Around the courtyard there were a series of rectangular rooms destined to house the gladiators. The characterizing element is constituted by the presence, in the courtyard of the building, of a miniature amphitheater, intended for training gladiators. After about half an hour, we will proceed towards San Clemente.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Basilica of San Clemente, Via Labicana 95, 00184 Rome Italy

Your last stop is the Basilica of San Clemente al Laterano along Via San Giovanni. This 12th-century basilica is a great example of architectural chronology: the structure is a three-level building complex, with each level corresponding to a major era of Roman history. Remains under the present basilica suggest that the foundation was part of a republican-era villa. In the 4th century, this was converted into a Christian church dedicated to Pope St. Clemet, the third Pope after St. Peter. The present Medieval basilica was built in 1100.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Departure Point
Via della Polveriera, 8, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
Duration
2h 30m
Return Details
Piazza di San Clemente, Piazza di S. Clemente, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
Inclusions
  • Skip the Line entrance ticket and reservation fee to the Basilica of San Clemente
  • Officially licensed and archaeologists/art historian English-speaking guide
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Entry/Admission - Ludus Magnus
  • Entry/Admission - Basilica of San Clemente
Exclusions
  • Food & Drink unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Trasportation from/to the attraction
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • • A dress code is required to enter all the churches: knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women.
  • The dress code is strictly enforced and you will be refused entry if you fail to comply with requirements.
  • • A moderate amount of walking is involved; comfortable walking shoes recommended
  • Most travelers can participate
  • PETS ARE NOT ALLOWED
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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