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Underground Colosseum

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Underground Colosseum

Does anybody know if we can take only an underground tour of the Colosseum. If so what are the details, booking, price, time etc.

I have the same question if there are any underground tours of the churches.

Thanks Joan

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1. Re: Underground Colosseum

Yes, you can book only an underground tour (which I did). But depending on when you are going, it may or may not be available anymore. Here is a lengthy thread on the same topic

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g187791-i22-k45198…

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Most churches don't have undergrounds, and the ones that do don't have tours. Some easily accessible church undergrounds are San Clemente

http://www.basilicasanclemente.com/index.html and the Case romane under SS. Giovanni e Paolo http://www.caseromane.it/en/index_en.html. Others are Santa Cecilia and San Crisogono in Trastevere.

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I'll add to Zerlina's post that there is a catacomb under the Basilica of Saint Agnes, on the Via Nomentana. The door to enter it is inside the basilica, on the left aisle as you face the main altar. You have to join a tour, which is usually fairly small. The catacomb is not one of the most interesting, but the basilica itself is very interesting, and you can visit the lovely 4th century church of Santa Costanza in the same walled compound.

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The Vatican offers a tour of the Necropolis underground which leads to the tomb of St Peter.

You can only book this directly with the Vatican, log onto their website and follow the instructions to email them and you will receive an answer within a day or so.

You can also look online and see a tour of where you will visit etc. It looks really interesting and is one of the things I am looking forward to doing in September

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If by "only and underground tour" you mean not visiting the other parts of the colosseum then the answer is yes and no. You must pay the entry fee into the colosseum, which gives you access the main parts, in addition to the fee for the underground tour. You are not required to visit any other part of the colosseum or sign up for any of the tours if you don't wish to.

They are scheduled to run the underground tour until the end of October. You'll have to call for reservations as they are not being offered online right now. The tour will cost 9 euros. The total cost is 21 euros for entry and the tour. The tour lasts about 90 minutes.

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6. Re: Underground Colosseum

Thank you for the reply, it is very usefull.

We will want to visit the Colosseum on our own and only take the tour of the underground.

I know we are able to purchase a tour ticket outside the entrance to the Colosseum. Are we able to only purchase a seperate ticket for the underground tour and do the rest on our own and/or sounds like we can purchase a 9E seperate entrance ticket and visit the underground on our own. We will not book anything in advance, we will do our purchasing on site.

We will also be visiting Pompeii, our time will be limited. Are there any more worth while tours than others. Once again we will only purchase our tour once we arrive on site.

Thanks Joan

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The entrance ticket costs 12 Euro. The underground-tour ticket costs 8 Euro. You *cannot* visit the underground without a tour. If you wait to buy the tour ticket at the entrance, you risk not being able to take the tour: the tickets are in great demand, and people book them ahead of time by telephone. If you book ahead, there is a 1.50-Euro reservation fee.

If your time is so limited, why are you wasting everyone's time by asking about underground church tours? None of them, with the possible exception of the Scavi tour, are in the top tier of things to do in Rome with limited time.

Edited: 05 September 2011, 14:15
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What I ment for limited time, we do not want to take a 4 hour tour, we will visit all the highlights of Rome and enjoy the many terasses. We will be in Rome for a total of four days this September. Two days upon our arrival and two days before our departure. In between we will be heading South to Salerno where we will then be sailing along the coast for two weeks.

We will visit Pompeii on our way to Salerno and it is this day that our time will be more limited and we wanted to know if there were any more worthwhile tours than others to take while in Pompeii.

As far as underground church tours we thought we would ask the question in this forum as there might have been some worthwhile visits which might have been out of the ordinary and a small side trip to our schedule.

Are you saying the tour tickets for the Colosseum in general are in great demand or just the tour of the underground.

I was in Rome this summer and there was no problem to book a tour on sight, although we did not and visited on our own. We did not realize there were tours of the underground. This time we could book advance tickets for a tour of the underground.

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The *underground* tour is in great demand. There are only a limited number of tours a day, with a limited number of participants. *Regular* tours of the Colosseum are a dime a dozen; there are always guides standing around at the entrance hawking tours.

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