Tour of Rome's Churches & Underground Vaults: The Basilica of St. Clement & the Archbasilica of St. John Lateran

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Tour of Rome's Churches & Underground Vaults: The Basilica of St. Clement & the Archbasilica of St. John Lateran

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Priority-access to the churches in a small group

Explore the Basilica of St. Clement and its underground spaces

The Saint John of Lateran Basilica, the oldest of the 4 papal basilicas in Rome

The treasures of underground Rome

Stories and the history of the places visited provided by your guide

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3 hours



Starting time
2:30 PM

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Discover Rome's treasures with your guide during a 3-hour tour of the Christian churches and their underground spaces!

Visit the Christian side of Rome in a small group to discover the treasures hidden beneath the churches.

You will start your tour by visiting the Cathedral of Rome, also known as the Archbasilica of St. John Lateran. You'll get the chance to admire the building's façade and remarkable staircase, the Scala Santa (Holy Stairs).

Continue your tour with a visit of one of the oldest papal churches -the Basilica of Saint Clement, the only Roman church composed of three distinct levels. Explore the church's underground spaces which date from between the 1st and 12th centuries; the altar depicting Mithras dates back to the 1st century.

You will then go to the Basilica of Santi Quattro Coronati, where an incredible series of frescos were discovered in 2002, representing most notably the Zodiac, the Four Seasons and King Solomon.

You will finish your tour by seeing St. Peter's in Chains Basilica, renowned  for being home to the tomb of Pope Julius II and the statue of Moses created by Michelangelo.

You guide will tell you all the stories and history of the different places you visit.


  • Tours in French, Spanish, German, Russian or Portuguese are only available for bookings of at least 4 people

Good to know

  • Availability: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday (excluding exceptional dates)
  • Times: 2:30pm
  • Departure: your hotel or Rome city centre (click here to see the list of eligible hotels)
  • To enter the churches your arms and legs must be covered (shorts and short skirts are not allowed)
  • Please be ready in your hotel lobby 30/45 minutes before the scheduled departure time

Price includes

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Admission to the Basilica of St. Clement
  • Commentary by a specialised tour guide
  • All taxes

Price doesn’t include

  • Tips (optional)
  • Any other extras



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