Underground Tour Caelian Hill

Follow your knowledgeable guide and discover one of the best conserved Roman era residential building complexes!

Overview

Hidden treasures between Paganism and Christianity: San Clemente (Upper and Lower, Basilica and Mithraeum) and the Roman houses under San Giovanni e Paolo.

The complex of Roman houses on the Caelian Hill is formed by the remains of ancient Roman residences - about 20 rooms, 13 of which frescoed - located under the Basilica of San Giovanni e Paolo al Celio. The remains, discovered in the late 19th century, have become a major evidence of stratification through time and different uses: initially, various popular "insulae", later encompassed in a single property, a domus, with frescoed environments, and finally used as the basis for the founding of the upper basilica.

  • Throughout the tour, you will be guided by an expert in History or Art History, Archeology or Architecture, who will help you to discover our Rome.
  • You can choose the language you prefer... we have 5 different languages available!
  • This is a 2 hours tour with a private guide.
  • Tour is available from Tuesday to Sunday from 09:00 am to 5:00 pm, each hour
  • Tour must be reserved at least 2 weeks in advance.

NOT included in tour price: entrance tickets to the excavation site under San Clemente and Roman houses

Guided Tour: The Roman Houses on the Caelian Hill

The complex of Roman houses on the Caelian hill is formed by the remains of ancient Roman residences - about 20 rooms, 13 of which frescoed - located under the Basilica of San Giovanni e Paolo al Celio. The remains, discovered in the late 19th century, have become a major evidence of stratification over periods as well as uses. Initially part of various popular insulae (apartment buildings), they later were encompassed into a single property, a domus, with frescoed environments, and finally used as the basis for the founding of the upper basilica.

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Cancellation Policy


All client cancellations must arrive up to 8 days before the date of the tour/course/service to be reimbursed free of charge.

If you cancel 8 to 2 days before the date, 10% of the fee will have to be paid.

From two days prior to the tour/course/service beginning, the payment of the entire amount will be due and no reimbursement will be granted.

No refund will be granted to any client who is not at the place of departure at the time established. Similarly, no refund will be granted to clients who lose contact with the guide or who do not complete the excursion or service.

 

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