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Underground Rome Tour: St. Clement and Celian Houses provided by Joy of Rome Tours

Underground Rome Tour: St. Clement and Celian Houses

Underground Rome Tour: St. Clement and Celian Houses
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2.5 hours small group tour (up to 10 people) of San Clement + Ancient Roman Houses under the church of St. John and Paul. Go off the beaten path! The Undergrounds of Rome are a labyrinth of hidden buildings, narrow streets, abandoned churches and temples, tombs, forgotten treasures. You will walk down to 50 feet underground to rediscover ancient Senator's houses, altars made for Oriental worships, gigantic warehouses, ancient shops, Medieval churches destroyed by brave invaders, subterranean water springs. The tour includes St.Clement's Underground and the Roman Houses on the Celian Hills.  
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2-3 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Italian
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2-3 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English, Italian
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 21986P3
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Admission Tickets are not included in the price of the tour.
  • Entrance fees (adults: 18 euro per person totally; children: 18 euro per person totally)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Entry/Admission - Basilica of San Clemente
  • Entry/Admission - Santi Giovanni e Paolo
Duration
2–3 hours
Departure details
  • Piazza di San Clemente, Piazza di S. Clemente, 00184 Roma RM, Italy Address: Piazza di S.Clemente, right in front of the church main entrance (it is a metal gate a few meters lower than the street level, accessible by a stair)
  • Clivo di Scauro, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Churches can be closed due to extraordinary celebrations. We reserve the right to cancel and refund the tour if this happens.
  • Tour may not be suitable for those who are "strongly" claustrophobic
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Admission Tickets are not included in the price of the tour.
  • Entrance fees (adults: 18 euro per person totally; children: 18 euro per person totally)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Entry/Admission - Basilica of San Clemente
  • Entry/Admission - Santi Giovanni e Paolo
Departure details
  • Piazza di San Clemente, Piazza di S. Clemente, 00184 Roma RM, Italy Address: Piazza di S.Clemente, right in front of the church main entrance (it is a metal gate a few meters lower than the street level, accessible by a stair)
  • Clivo di Scauro, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
Duration
2–3 hours
Return details
  • Clivo di Scauro, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Churches can be closed due to extraordinary celebrations. We reserve the right to cancel and refund the tour if this happens.
  • Tour may not be suitable for those who are "strongly" claustrophobic
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Piazza di San Clemente
    Piazza di S. Clemente, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
    Address: Piazza di S.Clemente, right in front of the church main entrance (it is a metal gate a few meters lower than the street level, accessible by a stair)
    See address & details
  • 1
    Basilica of San Clemente
    Stop: 105 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 2
    Santi Giovanni e Paolo
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 3
    Caelian Hill
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Clivo di Scauro
    Clivo di Scauro, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
    See address & details
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JENNIFER - AUSTRALIA
3 contributions
Excellent
Jun 2019 • Friends
This was one of the best tours we did on our holiday and the reason for this was our tour guide Francesca. Her incredible knowledge, beautiful personality and animation made this tour so enjoyable. Clearly she loves what she does and her passion for history and archaeology shines through in everything she shares. I would highly recommend any tour with Francesca.
Written 6 June 2019
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CTWanderers
Lisbon, CT56 contributions
Excellent tour with a great guide
Apr 2019 • Friends
We did this tour recently with francesca, and she did a wonderful. Her enthusiasm and level of knowledge was outstanding and she made the sights we saw come to life. Highly recommended
Written 1 May 2019
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Claudio M
Rome, Italy9 contributions
A wonderful tour
Apr 2019 • Couples
Today we enjoyed a wonderful tour with Francesca of the association "Joy  of Rome. The Basilica of S. Clemente is really interesting but Francesca's guide enriched  the tour a lot thanks to her competence and enthusiasm.   In fact when you are with her you can understad   how much she loves her job and how big is her interest to deepen what she is explaining. I am looking forward to enjoy another tour with Francesca and her association also becouse They organize very interesting and particular tours in Rome.
Thank you very much to Francesca.        
Written 12 April 2019
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James A
603 contributions
6 star company and 7 star guide
This was our second tour with this company and the wonderful Francesca D, who is so knowledgeable and brings Rome to life. Our first visit to Rome was 18 months ago where we booked a private tour to the Vatican with this company which was amazing, we then did another tour with another company which was not so good therefore with our return to Rome we emailed Joy of Rome. We wanted a specific morning of the Palatine and forum finished off with the underground levels at San clement. What is great about Francesca is that she listens, when she found out I like mosaics she made sure to show us some special places on our journey. Joy of Rome are very easy to deal with and have great communication and answer all emails very quickly. Our tour was around 4 hours and it flew by. It is not cheap but worth every penny, I would not hesitate to recommend. Francesca also gave us some great tips of where to go and what to see. See you again in another 18 months!!
Written 2 March 2019
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Joy of R
...and a 7 star guest!!! We simply love this feedback. We couldn't ask for more. You coming back and choosing us over different companies! What a goal. THANK YOU SO MUCH for this and more! Francesca and all the team
Written 7 March 2019
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Jojo Lee
Greenlane, New Zealand3 contributions
Incredibly engaging
Dec 2018 • Family
My brother and I travelled around Europe for three weeks. The underground tour of Rome was easily the most delightful tour we had ever been on.

Francesca guided us through history as if it were a suspenseful storybook, bursting with living, breathing characters. The lives of interesting people were wrapped up with the many lives of Rome. She was super informative, super engaging, with a sense of humour and passion that only made me want to know more. I learned so much and enjoyed every moment of it.

But we also learned to view the city differently. We saw not just a snapshot of Rome's ancient past, but also its progression through time. Centuries of life built on top of each other, forgotten and now remembered again. I realised that the city, as it is now, is not far removed from its colourful history at all. Ours is just another layer on the lasagna. Realising that just put everything we'd seen so far into context.

This was an enriching tour for sure. I recommend it highly to anyone. Expect to smile like a dork through the whole thing.
Written 12 January 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Underground Rome...How engaging!! :-)) I am the first one having fun in leading that tour! As for the sense of humour and passion they both come out only if you have passionate and humourous guests with you, so...GRAZIE! You helped me with this! We did it together! I cannot thank you enough for writing such a lovely feedback and sharing your underground experience with TA users, I am sure I'll have more people choosing our UNDERGROUND ROME tour thanks to your words THANK YOU SO MUCH :-))))) Come back!!! Francesca
Written 17 February 2019
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Amanda G
12 contributions
Private Underground Secrets tour
Sep 2017 • Couples
I decided to do this tour, which otherwise we could have done on our own, because I thought the individual tour would add a lot of depth and historical information to these two lessor known but fascinating places: San Celement Church and the Celian Houses. It was going to be a small group with just 4 total, but the other couple did not show up, so it ended up being a private tour. Our tour guide Michaela was very friendly and knowledgeable, but seemed a little preoccupied during the tour and didn't necessarily provide as much history or explanation as I may have thought. This was an afternoon tour, and I too may have over planned our day as we were pretty exhausted by this time as well. I still enjoyed both venues very much, and could have explored much more, but I guess I was just expecting to leave feeling a bit more fulfilled with the history and knowledge shared during the tour. San Clemente church had quite a bit of school age children inside, which our tour guide purposely tried to dodge us around, so I left a little rushed and maybe missed out on a couple rooms. I think we were the only visitors at the Celian houses when we were there. A real surprise treat, was that when we visited the completely empty Basilica of John & Paul there was a old caretaker inside and he gave us a little impromptu tour behind the alter, to a storage room that had fresco's painted on the wall, and to a closed side chapel. Our guide was completely shocked by this and said she had never experienced anything like that before. She gave him a tip for his generosity. At the end of our tour Michaela helped us hail a cab so we wouldn't have to walk home on our very tired feet. It was a good tour, and I think was well worth the value of the cost for a private tour, it just wasn't one of my top tours experienced.
Written 17 October 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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