Underground Basilicas and Foro Boario Private Tour

Admire Rome’s underground treasures on a 3-hour, private walking tour. After exploring the ancient cattle market of Foro Boario, you’ll discover temple ruins, millennia-old bridges, and the streets of Trastevere. It’s in this neighborhood that the real gems await. Head underground at the Church of Santa Cecilia and the Basilica of San Crisogono to discover a basement crypt and the remains of an ancient frescoed church.

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  • What's included :
    • Professional guide
    What's excluded :
    • Food and drinks
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Gratuities
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Forum Boarium, Rome Italy

    Head to Foro Boario, the site of an ancient Roman cattle market, to meet your guide. After listening to an intro about the site, and the nearby underground basilicas, you’ll check out two of the area’s significant ruins

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Pass By: Tempio di Portuno, Piazza della Bocca della Verita, 00100 Rome Italy

    Situated in the Forum Boarium

    Pass By: Tempio Di Ercole Vincitore, Piazza della Bocca della Verita' 16, 00186 Rome Italy

    Situated in the Forum Boarium

    Stop At: Ponte Palatino, 01033 Rome Italy

    Take a stroll across Palatino Bridge

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Pass By: Ponte Rotto, Lungotevere Pierleoni, 00186 Rome Italy

    gaze at the remnants of the so-called “broken bridge,” the Ponte Rotto, as you learn of its 2nd-century roots.

    Stop At: Santa Cecilia in Trastevere, Piazza di Santa Cecilia 22, 00153 Rome Italy

    From the bridge, continue to Tiber Island, and then walk through Trastevere to visit the 5th-century Church of Santa Cecilia. Take a look at the saint’s tomb and elaborate crypt, and hear how the modern-day church is believed to have been built on top of the saint’s home

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Basilica di San Crisogono, Piazza Sonnino 44, 00198 Rome Italy

    Your walk through Trastevere finishes at the Basilica of San Crisogono, home to the basement remains of an earlier church with frescoes from Constantine I’s reign. Your tour ends inside the basilica. 

    Duration: 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Ponte Palatino, 00153 Roma RM, Italy
    Departure Time :
    3:30 PM
    Return Detail :
    Basilica di San Crisogono, Piazza Sidney Sonnino, 44, 00153 Roma RM, Italy
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • This tour is led by a monolingual guide
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • All health and safety measurements place by the Italian Government have been placed on our tours.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Mea ToursEvents S.r.l.

Activity ID: V-30495P16

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