Underground Rome

Posted on ago 25, 2012

Underground Rome

Underground Rome tour.

If you have already seen the highlights of Rome and you want to discover something new but still interesting and amazing, one of the most fascinating adventures is to descend into the city beneath the city, where you will find sites such as the Church of St. Clement, or the Domus Aurea, the home of the emperor Nero.
St. Clement is the building that best represents the architectural palimpsest that is Rome. It contains the most varied historical stratification. Descending to the third level, we will find ourselves on an ancient Roman street, with houses dating from the second century A.D. along with a Mithraic Temple. Between the third and the top level, where the twelfth century church exists with its marvelous mosaics and the “schola cantorum” that provides us with a perfect idea of what an early Christian church looked like, there are ruins of a fourth century church displaying splendid frescoes.
The Domus Aurea, “the Golden House” of Nero, was not merely a palace, but a huge complex including a park and an artificial lake. Built on the Esquiline Hill, it embraced the entire area of the Coliseum, as well as the Palatine and part of the Roman Forum. It extended over one hundred acres.