Underground Rome

A trip to the city below the ground, through a labyrinth of unique and fascinating discoveries: hypogea, Mithraic temples, neo-Pythagorean churches and basilicas, catacombs, still-navigable underground canals and aqueducts, the “cloaca” sewer network (built by Etruscan laborers to drain the swamps around the Palatine Hill), mementoes of Christian persecutions and barbarian invasions, watchmen’s barracks and subterranean dwellings such as Nero’s magnificent “Domus Aurea”.  Some of the venues are open only on private basis with  special permission.

At the end a special dinner in a fascinating setting a Roman House featuring foods prepared according to Imperial Rome recipes.

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