What you'll do
An experience designed to allow you to discover the true essence of the Roman underground. Three itineraries curated to provide a complete panorama of 3,000 years of Roman history. We will visit: The Capuchin Crypt A cemetery literally constructed out of bones! The rooms are decorated with the remains of around 4,000 friars. As is written on a sign at the end of the crypt: "That which we were, you are now. That which we are now, one day you will be." The Aqueduct Eleven aqueducts fed ancient Rome, providing a volume of water only equaled in modern times. We will take you beneath a commercial center to visit the ancient aqueduct and see where it empties into the famous fountain. The Underground below the Basilica of San Nicola in Carcere A secret place known to few. This lovely little church was constructed in the 10th century above the remains of three temples from the 1st century B.C. Large sections of the original temples, including their marble columns, were incorporated into the structure of the basilica yet remain visible.
I am Marco, a speleo-archaeologist who has been studying the aqueducts of Rome for over 20 years. I have two organizations that collaborate with the Italian archaeological superintendency and I am rather well known in Italy. In fact, the National Geographic Society put us on the cover of its July 2006 issue and discussed our activities. We want to offer this experience to make the history of Rome known from another perspective, namely the non-touristic aspect of the city, which is unavailable to tourists brought by tour operators.
About the organisation
Sotterranei di Roma
Sotterranei di Roma is intended to safeguard and highlight our underground archaeological heritage. Accordingly, our activity includes both the recovering archaeological sites and promoting them through study and publications, both scientific and popular. By participating in this experience, you too can contribute to these activities by supporting us in our business.
This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Sotterranei di Roma.
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Where you'll be
We will visit three different dungeons. A medieval cemetery, the ancient aqueduct that brings water to the Trevi fountain, we will pass in front of the fountain to go to the basement of a church that preserves three Roman temples.
Things to keep in mind
For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 10 guests ages 8 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. You will walk for about 2.5 km making stops at the various sites that you will visit.
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
Comfortable shoes closed are recommended
Explore the undergrounds of Rome
£61 / person
£61 / person