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An extraordinary world under the churches

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During the centuries new buildings have been built on the ruins of the ancient ones. Indeed, many churches are located on ancient pagan temples, Roman houses and ancient places of worship.

It is possible to discover very ancient buildings that are literally under our feet in Rome. With the tour “An extraordinary world under the churches” you will be brought in the underground world of the Capital where you will be amazed by the beauty and the charm. In this 3-hour guided tour we will find out together the Chiesa di San Nicola in Carcere, the Chiesa di Santa Cecilia the Chiesa di San Crisogono. 

San Nicola in Carcere is in the Sant’Angelo area and on the right wall of the Church it is possible to admire the fluted columns of the Temple of Juno. In the underground part it is still possible to observe the pedestals of the three temples and the alleys that separated them in ancient times.  

The Basilica di Santa Cecilia is in the Trastevere area. According to the legend, the church is located on the house of Cecilia, a virgin belonging to one of the noble Roman ancestries. Indeed, during the refurbishment works carried out in 1599, the marble sepulcher was opened and here the almost intact body of the saint was found. She wore a white dress and was injured on the neck. 

The Basilica di San Crisogono is located in the Trastevere district and dates back to the IV century. From the sacristy it is possible to access the ruins of the church, dating back to the empire of Constantine, and of the Roman houses, dating back to the late republican age.

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