Rome Catacombs Tour: with St Clement & Temple of Mithras (Small-Group of 7)
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Stop At: Catacombe di Santa Domitilla, Via delle Sette Chiese 282, 00147 Rome Italy
Journey 50ft under the earth to the labyrinthian Catacombs of Domitila. See the burial grounds of Ancient Rome – where both the pagan and Christian dead were buried. Enjoy unusual examples of late pagan art, both Christian and Roman, cheek by jowl.
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Stop At: Basilica of San Clemente, Via Labicana 95, 00184 Rome Italy
The Mediaeval Basilica of St. Clement is a delight in and of itself, but their underground is a revelation. Go below to find a 4th century Roman Basilica and, as if that wasn’t impressive enough, a Temple of Mithras; home of a strange Roman mystery cult, who practiced bizarre rituals…
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Pass By: Underground Rome, Via Etruria, 44, 00183 Roma RM, Italy
Discover the hidden treasures of Rome's underground in the Catacombs of Domitilla and below the Basilica of St. Clement.
- Skip-the-line admission
- Full tour from an expert guide
- Transport between sights
- Headsets for groups of 6 or more
- Entry/Admission - Catacombe di Santa Domitilla
- Entry/Admission - Basilica of San Clemente
- Guaranteed to skip the lines
- Food and drink
- Hotel pick-up and return
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Minimum age is 5 years
- A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
- It is recommended to bring a sweater, as it could be cold in underground areas
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers
This is a wonderful tour, so interesting, you can imagine yourself stepping back in time and experiencing living life many centuries ago. Our tour leader was brilliant.
Our last tour in Rome was on May 23 with Vincenzo. He was very knowledgable and well-spoken, We went to the Catacombs of Domitillo. The small underground chapel was interesting and the 30 minutes we spent looking at the catacombs was informative, but only 4 of our group of 5 could see what he was pointing out. Perhaps I expected more, but there wasn’t much to see. We spent most of our time in the Basilica of St. Clemente that was fascinating, but even more in the Temple of Mithras below which seemed to mean the most to our guide. The guide was good, but the tour itself just didn’t have that much of interest compared with other experiences in Rome over 10 days. Perhaps I should have read more about the catacombs, but I expected to learn more about the lives of the people interred there. All the remains were removed centuries ago.