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Catacombs The Coolest Underground Tour

Rome, Italy

Experience hosted by Michael

2 hoursHosted in English
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Up to 10 people
Private groups available for up to 30.

What you'll do

Literally the coolest tour in Rome! We go underground where it is 16°C (60°F for us Yankees) a great way to beat the heat when you want to avoid the cattle drive at the Vatican or burning alive in the Forum and Colosseum. With over 300 km of underground tunnels surrounding Rome, even if you go out there alone, they will not let you go down by yourself, only with a guide to assure you don't get lost and become a permanent resident.
With 10 years guiding experience under my belt, I will take you off the beaten path and bring ancient Roman society to life, telling the Stories behind the art and architecture. Showing you the masterpieces that you absolutely have to see before you leave Rome.
We first go down to the Basilica that was built at the end of the 4th century AD above the tomb of the two martyrs Nereus and Achilleu. Then we will walk down further to the Best Preserved Catacombs of Rome, which spread over 17 kilometers of underground caves laid out on four levels. I will introduce you to the early Christian community of Imperial Rome, and of Catholicism in the city between the 2nd and 9th centuries. Ending near the Appia Antica where you are free to continue your Adventures.
Tickets not included please see notes
Other things to note
Some stairs involved, no wheelchairs access, comfortable shoes are recommended, temperature of the site is 16° C (60.8° F).
Tickets are not included they will be purchased on site CASH ONLY (no credit card or bancomat):
Adults: 8,00 €
Between 6 to 15 years: 5,00 €
0 to 5 years: FREE
Literally the coolest tour in Rome! We go underground where it is 16°C (60°F for us Yankees) a great way to beat the heat when you want to avoid the cattle drive at the Vatican or burning alive in the Forum and Colosseum. With over 300 km of underground tunnels surrounding Rome, even if you go out there alone, they will not let you go down by yourself, only with a guide to assure you don't get lost and become a permanent resident.
With 10 y…

Meet your host, Michael

Host on Airbnb since 2014
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I am an American living in Rome, Italy for over fifteen years. Married to an Italian, I Graduated from The American University of Rome. Working as a tour guide in and around Rome. I have a passion for history, travel and Italian Cuisine. Laughter is the key ingredient to a fulfilling life and humor is big part of what I bring to every experience. Master storyteller, my tours tend to be humorous bordering on Blasphemous. I focus on the stories behind the art, artist, architecture and Archaeology. Lets face it, nobody remembers all the the names and dates. They remember the Stories
You can check out mine Instagram profile @romewithmike
I am an American living in Rome, Italy for over fifteen years. Married to an Italian, I Graduated from The American University of Rome. Working as a tour guide in and around Rome. I have a passion for history, travel and Italian Cuisine. Laughter is the key ingredient to a fulfilling life and humor is big part of what I bring to every experience. Master storyteller, my tours tend to be humorous bordering on Blasphemous. I focus on the stories behind the art, artist, architecture and…
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Where you'll be

Catacombe Domitilla address Via delle Sette Chiese, 282 - 00147 ROME. Best Preserved Catacombs of Rome, which spread over 17 kilometers of underground caves, and extending to a depth of around 30 meters. Laid out on four levels - one on top of another. I will introduce you to the Christian community in Imperial Rome.
Buses n. 714, 716, 160, 670 arrive to piazza Dei Navigatori then a 7 min walk east along Via Delle Sette Chiese and you arrive.

Rated 4.95 out of 5 from 223 reviews.

Megan
March 2021
Michael was a great tour guide, he had great stories and made us laugh while learning lots! He went above and beyond! Would definitely use again if we are back in Rome!
Chloe
November 2020
We had a wonderful time with Michael. Unfortunately the catacombs were closed because of COVID, however, Michael created a wonderful tour for us visiting some of the less accessible and lesser known parts of the city. Michael possess so much knowledge about the history of Rome and his passion for the subject and the city is just fantastic. I would highly recommend taking a tour with Michael and we hope to be on another in the very near future!
We had a wonderful time with Michael. Unfortunately the catacombs were closed because of COVID, however, Michael created a wonderful tour for us visiting some of the less accessibl…
Pablo
October 2020
Had a really amazing time on the tour! I learned a lot of new history and enjoyed the friendly, interactive atmosphere. Highly recommend!
Nathaniel
October 2020
Our guide Jonathan was great. Informative and fun. However the sights *(Catacombs and Monastery) just do not have that much to offer for a stand alone tour. I love history and learned a lot but for a $40 tour plus entry fees (about 15 Euros) plus taxis fares I just do not think its the best use of time and money.
Our guide Jonathan was great. Informative and fun. However the sights *(Catacombs and Monastery) just do not have that much to offer for a stand alone tour. I love history and lea…
Tina
October 2020
Mike was a great tour guide and had a VIP experience being the only ones allowed in today. Mike shared amazing history details in a humorous way that kept us and our teenager engaged. Don’t hesitate to book Mike for the Catacomb or any other tour. We hope we can come back and enjoy more of this beautiful city.
Mike was a great tour guide and had a VIP experience being the only ones allowed in today. Mike shared amazing history details in a humorous way that kept us and our teenager engag…
Stephan
October 2020
Mike, is one of the best tour guides I ever had. He does it with love and passion. He is a really good storyteller, he knows a lot about the history and culture of Rome. It’s not a job for him, he loves it from the bottom of his heart. It’s like a friend shows you a secret part of his hometown.
Mike, is one of the best tour guides I ever had. He does it with love and passion. He is a really good storyteller, he knows a lot about the history and culture of Rome. It’s not a…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

What to bring

No Wheelchairs, shoulders and knees need to be covered, comfortable walking shoes are recommended