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Rieti's Underground

Via Pellicceria 5, 02100, Rieti, Italy
+39 347 727 9591
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Underground Treasure

Our tour guide, Rita - a native of Rieti, provided an informative and interesting dialogue of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
A wonderful surprise!

Make sure you book a trip with Rita. She's an archeologist who doubles as amost entertaining and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Strolling along via Roma, the city’s main street full of beautiful shops and historic palazzos, it is hard to imagine that below the street level there is an extraordinary world waiting to be discovered , consisting of the sturdy arches of the Roman viaduct. This work, built in the third century B.C., was created to bring the street up to a level high enough to avoid flooding and Via Salaria becoming a swamp. This was the ancient salt route entering town and leading to the forum in todays piazza Vittorio Emanuele II. The structure consists of grandiose roman vaults, incorporated into a few noble residences, reminiscent of the city of Rieti’s past. Guided tours are often organized in loco upon request, even for small groups.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Via Pellicceria 5, 02100, Rieti, Italy
+39 347 727 9591
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our tour guide, Rita - a native of Rieti, provided an informative and interesting dialogue of the underground structures lying beneath the busy streets of Rieti. The immense space and history from its early Roman beginnings to its use as a bomb shelter during the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Make sure you book a trip with Rita. She's an archeologist who doubles as amost entertaining and well informed guide.

Thank warwick311
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

This was an excellent and personalized tour of Rieti above and below ground. Our host was so passionate about her town and was able to engage everyone in our 8-person group. Fantastic!

Thank Tidewaterlove
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Absolute stunning place, lovely atmosphere perfect background for pictures. been yesterday for my wedding pictures

Thank Stefano T
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

We had visited the Lazio region several times but had never made the drive over the mountains to Rieti. We learned that the city has a rich history from Roman times through the Middle Ages and to today. Rita was a very friendly and accommodating...More

Thank PGrasso65
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

If you're visiting Rieti, you have to do this tour. There's a huge amount to discover under the city as the Romans raised the original Via Salaria into a viaduct to prevent flooding. Rieti also used to be known as the freshwater Venice because its...More

Thank msbee2014
Reviewed 2 June 2017

This tour of Rieti and the underground is not to be missed. Rita is not just a tour guide, she is a trained archaeologist and excavating the underground tunnels is her project. She knows Italian history and has written many beautiful books which are available...More

Thank susanpJ6693AG
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Fantastic!! Rita was extremely knowledgeable about the history and life of Rieti. She has written many books in Italian and English. I highly recommend this tour.

Thank JoetteReidy
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Rita Giovanelli takes small groups underground the city of Rieti and explains how the valley was drained by the populace ages ago so the Salt Road from the coast to Rome could be traversed. You see intact rooms with arches built that once housed boats...More

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Reviewed 18 September 2016

A great two-hour tour above-ground and below, with a very informative commentary -- my wife and I had our own English-speaking guide, while the eight Italians had their own guide. Made us appreciate Rieti even more. 15 Euros per person -- ignore most everything the...More

Thank Andrew K
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Andrew K
10 September 2016|
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Response from Rita G | Property representative |
Dear Friends the visit at Rieti Underground it's possibile all year long: saturday at 18, sunday at 11. In a special period we plan more visit. Any way we organise dedicadet tour for anyone, everyday if the visit it's booked... More
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7 July 2016|
Response from Rita G | Property representative |
Yes of course. pls send a message to: rietidascoprire
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