Rome Walking Tours
Underground Tours

From the catacombs of St. Callixtus to the majestic Baths of Caracalla, Rome "below" vies with Rome "above" in mystery and magnificence. Your Own Italy offers private walking tours of the wonders of Rome's buried treasures that will enlighten and delight you. See the details below and contact us for additional information and customization of your private tour.
View of trees along the Appian Way in Rome

The Catacombs, a maze of quarries and tunnels, are ancient underground cemeteries that also provided refuge to Christian communities during the Roman persecution. They offer surprising insights into the emergence of Christianity from Rome’s pagan origins, with frescoes that include the earliest depictions of the Virgin Mary and the Three Wise Men. The medieval basilica of San Clemente, a Catholic church dedicated to Pope Clement I, is built atop a Romanesque church, which was built atop numerous ancient edifices, including a temple to the god Mithras. On this tour, the past becomes tangible...

Looking up at mosaic tiles in the apse of Basilica San Clemente in Rome

The medieval Basilica of San Clemente, a Catholic church dedicated to Pope Clement I, is built atop a Romanesque church, which was built atop numerous ancient edifices, including a temple to the god Mithras. On this tour, the past becomes tangible as you walk backwards in time while descending underground layer by historical layer! The ancient Roman houses on the Celian Hill, which have recently been restored and re-opened to the public, offer a glimpse into what life was like 2,000 years ago in one Rome’s wealthier neighborhoods. They contain archeological finds as well as wall frescoes and...