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Catacombs The Coolest Underground Tour

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Catacombs The Coolest Underground Tour

190 reviews
Paused through April 3rd. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Hosted in
English
history walk

Catacombs The Coolest Underground Tour

history walk

Catacombs The Coolest Underground Tour

190 reviews
Paused through April 3rd. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Hosted in
English

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

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Learn more about Michael

Michael

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

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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.

This experience is available starting April 04, 2020

To protect the health and safety of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused through Friday, April 3rd due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.

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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.

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

More tips

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

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Catacombs The Coolest Underground Tour
190 reviews
From $58/person
190 reviews
From $58/person