The undergrounds of Rome are a labyrinth of hidden buildings, narrow streets, abandoned churches and temples, tombs, and forgotten treasures.
You will walk down to 50 feet below ground level to rediscover ancient senators' houses, altars made for oriental worship, gigantic warehouses, ancient shops, medieval churches destroyed by invaders and subterranean water springs.
You meet the guide in front of the Church of St.Clement, a jewel of medieval art built in the 12th century. After a short visit to the church, your guide will lead to the medieval church that was built above an earlier church dated to the late Roman Empire. Wonderful old frescoes are still preserved and an enchanting atmosphere will make you feel like you are in another time.
However, the way down is not finished yet: you will reach the second underground level, where you can appreciate the beauty of an ancient Roman house almost 2000 years old together with a temple dedicated to Mitra, one of the main oriental gods that reached Rome in the antiquity.
At the end, you will walk through a gigantic Ancient Roman warehouse in order to reach one of the most ancient water springs of the city of Rome.
You leave St.Clement's and after a 10-minute walk though one of the most beautiful areas of Rome, you get the Church of St. John and Paul (two martyrs killed during the Roman persecutions). Once again, the old church was built on an ancient structure: in this case, it is a complicated but spectacular district made of 3 different ancient Roman houses, the oldest being at least 1800 years old. Here you can fully understand how the Romans of all classes, from the wealthy to the poor, lived during the ancient Roman times.
An ancient frescoed fountain, hidden at the end of the underground, will be the appropriate end of your amazing experience.