Marisa Ficorella, Archaeologist and Qualified Guide

There is another Rome, just underneath our busy streets and far from the crowd that usually you meet in the Colosseum.

We call this hidden city the Underground Rome: ruins of ancient houses, baths, temples discovered by chance underneath a church or a plaza of the modern Rome.

The perfect way to uncover layers of Rome is touring the excavations of the basilica of St. Clemente.

Underneath the charming Basilica of the XIIth century, I'll guide you through 2 levels of ruins: a IVth century church and an ancient Roman district (Ist century A. D. ). We' ll continue our tour in the Roman Houses on Caelian Hill, an ancient insula (apartment building) with frescoes of IIIrd century AD still well preserved.

Tour can be customized to include different sites!

5. Underground Rome Tour

Visit of the Basilica of San  Clemente and excavations. Visit of the Roman Houses on the Caelian Hill

3 hours  
(timing may change depending from your interest and pace)

150€ (price per group not per person)

18€ - admission tickets for two sites (not included)

RAIN POLICY: This tour is provided even in case of rain. We'll use umbrellas and raincoats to move from one site to the other. Tour is indoor.

in front of the Basilica main door. there is no street address. 

I can meet you at the Restaurant I Clementini (Via di San Giovanni Laterano 106) .

Details will be provided at the moment of the booking.