Underground Rome: Beneath the Streets Small-Group Tour

Underground Rome: Beneath the Streets Small-Group Tour
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$44.71
Duration: 3 hours
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Description

Explore an underground world beneath the streets of Rome on this 3-hour walking tour. Experience the city from the days of the Roman Empire at sites such as the Pantheon, Vicus Caprarius and the Stadium of Domitian beneath Piazza Navona. Accompanied by a guide and your small-group of no more than 13, hear tales of this Eternal City.

Meet your guide and group at Piazza Navona in central Rome to begin the tour.

Explore the piazza, built over the site of the Stadium of Domitian. Hear about the piazza's original use, before descending to the most important stadium of the Roman Republic. Commissioned by Emperor Titus Flavius Domitianus in around 80 AD, the stadium was primarily used for athletic contests.

Back on street level, stroll over to the Pantheon, temple to all the gods of Rome. Discover the original street level of Ancient Rome at the ruins of Hadrian's Temple. Look below ground to see evidence of streets from centuries gone by.

Next, go to the Trevi Fountain and throw a coin in the fountain to partake in tradition. Cross Piazza di Trevi to enter the Vicus Caprarius, which emerged during the renovation of the Trevi Cinema. See a Roman insula, consisting of a 'block' divided into independent units, surrounded by the walls of today’s Via di S.Vincenzo and Via del Lavatore.

Learn how, in ancient times, the area was a swamp, before playing a part in the construction of the Virgo aqueduct in the time of Agrippa. The aqueduct still supplies the fountains of Rome’s historic center, including the Trevi Fountain. End the tour here and bid farewell to your guide.

Explore an underground world beneath the streets of Rome on this 3-hour walking tour. Experience the city from the days of the Roman Empire at sites such as the Pantheon, Vicus Caprarius and the Stadium of Domitian beneath Piazza Navona. Accompanied by a guide and your small-group of no more than 13, hear tales of this Eternal City.