Ancient Roman Houses of Celio Walking Tour

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What To Expect

Discover the Ancient Roman Houses of Celio on a 3 hour guided walking tour of Rome. Take a look into the fascinating past as you explore the ruins in Saints John and Paul Basilica, the Oratory of St. Andrew of Celio, St. Gregory Magno Basilica of Celio and many more.

Highlights

  • Explore some of Rome's historic yet hidden sites

  • Have a glimpse of one of the oldest alleys in Rome located at the Clivo di Scauri

  • Take a peek into the past as you tour around ancient Roman houses of the Celio district on a 3 hour guided walking tour

  • See the Flagellation of Saint Andrew frescoes by Domenichino at the Oratory of San Andrea of Celian

Specifications

Type:
Tours in Rome
Departs From:
Rome
Meeting Point:
Arch of Constantine
Duration:
3 hours
Availability:
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 9:30 AM
Product Code:
13790
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Description

Embark on a mind-blowing adventure as you tour around the city of Rome and discover some of its historic yet secluded sites on a 3 hour guided walking tour of Ancient Roman Houses of the Celio district. Travel back to the past as you explore places filled with stories and mysteries.

Begin the tour at the top of Celio Hill highlighting the area of the Saints John and Paulo Basilica and see about 20 decorated rooms from 5 different houses were discovered during excavations. Then, learn about the historic Roman road of Clivo Scauro as you discover a hidden part of the city and admire its arches from the Imperial period.

Continue to the glorious Oratory of St. Andrew of Celio and have a glimpse of its "Flagellation of Saint Andrew" frescoes by Domenichino. Head towards St. Gregory Magno Basilica of Celio to admire its ornate interior and arcades. Hear about the supposedly meeting place and baptismal pool of early Christians as you explore the Imperial ruins in the grounds.

Includes

  • Licensed guide

  • Headsets

Excludes

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

  • Entrance fees to the Ancient Houses of Celio

  • Meals and drinks

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • Children 6 years old and below are free of charge.

  • Tour operates with a maximum of 25 guests per guide.

  • Wear comfortable clothes shoes. Please bring a rain coat and/or umbrella in winter, and sun lotion and an umbrella for shade in the summer.

  • Drinking of energy drink or water is recommended.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 8 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 20% Cancellation Fee (80% reimbursement): between 4 to 7 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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