Looking at the ground level of Rome it is hard to imagine that you can find just as many treasures underneath it, and yet what exists in these secret passages will astonish you. Come and join us on this tour through the best catacombs and crypts in all of Rome. You will learn about the meaning behind them and enter the most amazing experience this city can offer.
You will board an air-conditioned van going towards the Catacombs of St. Callixtus. These Catacombs are the biggest of over 60 catacombs in Rome, boasting dozens of Saints and Martyrs tombs and even 16 papal tombs. For the number of popes and saints buried within these walls of the 2nd century they jokingly call the catacombs of St. Callixtus ‘little Vatican’. The trip concludes with a drive to the Basilica di San Clemente for an exploration of it’s three levels also including a visit of a 1st century roman senators house.
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There are just as many treasures to be explored in Rome underground channels as there are above ground. Outside the walls of Rome, are a series of tunnels containing are over 60 crypts and catacombs – underground burial places and tombs of early Christians. These underground tunnels are a must-visit site for tourist to experience Rome's rich history altogether.
Gladiator tour will help you skip exhausting long tour lines, and take you an astonishing tour of the catacombs and crypts of Rome to fully explore its rich history buried underground. From the famous catacombs of St. Callixtus to Basilica San Clemente, you will learn all about the early Christians who were considered cultists, executed as pagans and buried as martyrs.
The Catacombs of St. Callixtus
The catacombs of St. Callixtus is one Rome’s catacombs located on the apian way, and famous for containing the tombs of 16 papal tombs, as well as dozens of tombs of martyrs and saints from the 2nd to the 4th centuries. It is an elaborate graveyard almost 20km long and occupying 15 hectares underground. It’s most ancient parts include the crypt of Lucina, the region of St. Cecilia and the region of the Popes. The region of the Popes contains the tombs of the Popes, including that of Pope Gaius, Pope Cornelius, and Pope Sixtus II, who was killed during the Valerian prosecution.
The Basilica di San Clemente
The Basilica di San Clemente is a ‘lasagne church (many layers church)’ dedicate to Pope Clement I. It is a three layer basilica, with the present basilica built during the middle age above a 4th-century basilica that was converted out of a roman nobleman’s house where clandestine Christian worship was held. The Roman nobleman’s house itself had been built on the foundation of a villa destroyed in the massive fire of 64AD. In the lower chambers of Basilica San Clemente is the largest collection of early medieval wall paintings, and a street from the first century AD is still present.
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Gladiator Tours will provide you with skip the line tickets that will enable you to bypass the crowd of tourist that is often gathered at the entrance to the catacombs and the basilica. You will not need to stand on an exhausting tour line but will start touring the catacombs quickly by gaining access through a special entrance.
Dig Deep into Rome’s Rich History Underground
Gladiator Tours will take you on a tour of Rome’s deepest and darkest catacombs and crypts from different historical eras, allowing you to dig deep into Rome’s rich history that is buried underground. Our expert guide will engage you with entertaining stories that will give you an insight into the travails and life of the early Christians. You will get the chance to visit the most famous catacomb, the catacombs of St. Callixtus, where you’ll see the tombs of popes and saints, as well as those of Christian martyrs who were executed when Christianity was still considered a cult.
Step Back in Time at Basilica San Clemente
Gladiator Tours will take you back in time from the 12th century to the 1st century in the tour of Basilica San Clemente. You will travel down the basilica which is a pile of history from different eras built on top of each other and about 60 feet deep. Our guide will explain the history of each century’s architecture as you explore the basilica’s medieval wall paintings and frescoes and, walk on a first-century street.
Tour Rome’s Eerie Underground and Explore its Rich History!
Via di San Giovanni in Laterano, 14, Roma, RM, Italia