The Underground Rome tour for kids

Learn how old Christians lived through The Underground of Rome tours for kids.
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The Underground Rome tour with Kids Tours of Rome is a fascinating private tour for kids and families that takes you far below the streets of Rome to explore the hidden secrets and mysterious Pagan practices of the past. This fun, sometimes creepy, and educational Rome tour is an unforgettable experience for your family. Your trained kid-friendly guide will lead you through several layers of the past to museums and churches where you discover Rome’s dark secrets of rituals and worship.

On Rome Underground tour you will visit inside the Crypt of the Cappuccini monks which may be unsuitable for sensitive young children and adults afraid of skeletons. You will also visit a church with meaningful religious significance- the Basilica of San Clemente with several levels deep below the church.

Our expert guides will navigate you and the children through the city, giving your family their personal attention. You will appreciate the ease and relief knowing you are in good hands as your guide navigates and entertains you and your children who might otherwise be bored and uninterested. We’ll make sure that the Tour of Rome Underground is interesting for your whole family.

Your children will be engaged and encouraged to ask questions to participate in this tour organized with them in mind. Our friendly guides have a variety of methods they use to create interest and activity between each of the members in your family.

Don’t miss your opportunity to share a memorable cultural experience with your kids while on holiday in Italy!

Book your Rome Underground tour with kids now by contacting us for the times and dates available during your trip.

  • Tickets are required for this tour. Your reservation specialist will provide the necessary information during the booking process.
  • We require at least 24 hours notice to book this tour. During high season it is extremely difficult to locate available guides and it may not be possible to schedule. Two weeks or more time ahead is recommended.
  • The private walking tour lasts approximately 2.5 hours.
  • This tour does require one short taxi ride to transfer from one of the venues to another area of the city too far to walk in the limited time of the tour.
  • Your guide speaks fluent English, Spanish, German or Italian and is reserved only for your family.
  • Your guide will go with you inside all areas of the tour.
  • You are allowed to take photographs in most areas except for the interior of the Crypt of the Cappuccini monks. Selfie sticks are not allowed.
  • There is a dress code required for entering the churches. See the details in the FAQ.
  • This tour continues regardless of the weather. The majority of this tour is indoors with walking in between venues.
  • Transportation is not included in the tour fee, but it can be arranged separately. Inquire to your reservation specialist for the rates if you would like to add-on this option.
  • The Catacombs are not included in the standard tour. Ask for more details if you wish to add on an extra hour for a visit to one of them with your guide.
  • This tour is not available on Sunday mornings and select holidays.

Below the pulsating Italian metropolis of Rome lay the remains of another “Eternal City”. Rome is located in a vast archeological site and It is impossible to dig anywhere without encountering any of the archaeological remains.

The streets of ancient Rome used to link markets and forums with residential areas and streets to which the victorious parades and ceremonial funerals went. They are now buried at 20-30 meters below the ruins. The underground city consists of dark and hidden houses, cemeteries, roads, and aqueducts.

Today there are a lot of places where it is possible to go down underground and see the remains of Old Rome. Through our Rome Underground tour, you’ll see some of them. Most are closed to the public or open only with special permission. However, there are several locations that are available for visitors and are generally accessed through churches.

When Emperor Nero began to persecute the Christians, they met in tombs for prayer – at that time every citizen in the cemetery was safe. According to Roman law, the tombs were holy, so the Romans rarely persecuted Christians in catacombs.

Thanks to our Underground Rome tour, you will be able to see a part of those sites, so you can get a better picture of the foundations of the largest city in the world of that time.

In the middle of the 3rd century, Christians did not feel safe in the catacombs anymore. People built existing entrances and made new, secret ones. Underground corridors were miles long – it is believed that catacombs would be longer than the whole of the Apennine peninsula if the corridors were rectilinear.

After the 8th century, catacombs were no longer used and were forgotten until their accidental discovery in 1578. They have been systematically explored since the middle of the 19th century. Choose the catacombs add-on and our guides will help you understand the size, but also the significance of these catacombs and hidden passages during the Underground Rome tour for families.