San Paolo alla Regola - Underground Rome

San Paolo alla Regola - Underground Rome
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$117.65
Duration: 60 minutes
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Description

The underground site of San Paolo alla Regola is the most particular underground site in Rome because it is for about 15 m in height corresponding to four floors: two below the current level, to a depth of 9 m, and two above the ground. It is a large complex of structures, whose first step consists of rooms on two floors, covered with a barrel vault. The building underwent a complete renovation at the beginning of the third century. A.D. with the inclusion of large halls, other stores and homes, raising the level to at least four floors in height. The entire complex underwent a further reconstruction following a fire (probably the one occurred in 283) which had caused damage to the structures. To this step, the age of Constantine (the first decades of the fourth century), belongs the backfilling of the ground floor and the strengthening of the walls that were lined from other structures in order to tripling in some cases, the thickness.

  • This is an exclusive visit, so the site will open only for you.
  • This tour includes a private guide at disposition and entrance tickets with reservation.
  • The meeting point with your guide will be at the entrance of the site.
  • Your guide will wait for you with personalized signboard. 
Your private guide will let you immerse in the history of the site and will show you decorations with some black and white mosaic floor with geometric patterns. This type of mosaic are an example of figurative repertoire mosaic spread in Rome and in Ostia in the Severan period.

You will discover this and more other things during this tour!      

The underground site of San Paolo alla Regola is the most particular underground site in Rome because it is for about 15 m in height corresponding to four floors: two below the current level, to a depth of 9 m, and two above the ground. It is a large complex of structures, whose first step consists of rooms on two floors, covered with a barrel vault. The building underwent a complete renovation at the beginning of the third century. A.D. with the inclusion of large halls, other stores and homes, raising the level to at least four floors in height. The entire complex underwent a further reconstruction following a fire (probably the one occurred in 283) which had caused damage to the structures. To this step, the age of Constantine (the first decades of the fourth century), belongs the backfilling of the ground floor and the strengthening of the walls that were lined from other structures in order to tripling in some cases, the thickness.