Private Tour of Trastevere Underground

Discover the hidden gems of Trastevere neighborhood

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duration:

3 Hours

start time:

On request

days:

Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat

Highlights

  • Enjoy your tour with a private local guide
  • Discover Rome's hidden jewels
  • Visit Trastevere's underground
  • Maze at the excavations of Roman houses.

tour description

About your Private Tour

Don’t bother with crowds when adventuring through Rome’s most interesting areas, get a fully experienced and passionate Tour Guide! Enjoy a full 3-hour Private tour to really get a more in-depth experience whilst visiting the Trastevere undergrounds. Having a private tour guide means that you will have all the attention you need and ask all the questions you have, your tour guide will make sure that you will have a 100 % customized tour to the wonders of Ancient Rome undergrounds.

 

Enjoy a 3-Hour private walking tour visiting San Crisogono, Santa Cecilia in Trastevere and Santa Maria in Trastevere; the most ancient and particular churches in this area steeped in layers of history!

 

Exploring the UNDERGROUNDS

Enjoy a peaceful stroll through the Santa Cecilia Basilica and avoid the huge crowds. Your Private Tour Guide will show you the way to the undergrounds, the excavations below the church exhibits the extensive evidence of early paleo-Christian buildings as well as the decorated crypt where Saint Cecilia’s body lies. The church was named after Cecilia, a woman who devoted herself to God. Even after being forcefully married she preserved herself and then converted her husband and his brother. They were able to witness the miracle of a descending angel after their baptism. Cecilia died due to wounds on her neck after being caught trying to bury her martyred husband. You have the amazing opportunity to witness the white marble sculpture of St Cecilia sculpted by Stefano Maderno, one of the most famous Baroque sculptures. The church was built over the ruins of Cecilia's house by Pope Paschal I. Walk through the corridors and see the remains of the ancient house and the tannery. Once arriving in the crypt you’ll be astonished by the marble columns and floors. Pay close attention to the gilded mosaics on the walls.

You will be astonished by the golden mosaics on the facade of Our Lady Basilica once arriving onto Piazza Di Santa Maria. The 1,584-year-old church holds eternal historical and cultural importance being one of the oldest churches dedicated to the Virgin Mary in the City of Rome. Once inside you will be able to appreciate Domenichino painting the 'Assumption of the Virgin', created in 1616 which adorns the wooden ceiling. The next stop red fiends the meaning of beauty within, San Crisogono is a church dedicated to the martyr Saint Chrysogonus is one of the first Parish churches of Rome. The remains from the first church and earlier Roman houses will be accessible through the underground entry; you'll see basins and sarcophagi that have been preserved through the centuries.

 

Explore the magnificent Ancient Roman underground and the many stories and legends behind it. An overlooked gem for those interested in seeing Rome in the time of the early Christians in modern-day Rome.

Itinerary

✔ Basilica Santa Maria in Trastevere

✔ Basilica Santa Cecilia in Trastevere

✔ Basilica San Crisogono

Know before you go

  • A moderate amount of walking is included in the tour: comfortable shoes are recommended.
  • Please note that in order to enter a religious site a proper dress code is required - knees and shoulders must be covered
  • This Tour is NOT wheelchair accessible 
  • Pick up & Drop off are available for this Tour

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Infant(Under 4)
Children(4 - 12)

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+39 393 012 0022

Included

  • Entance Fees
  • Private guide

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