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Tour of the Pantheon and underground of the Church of Santa Maria with transport

Take a tour underground to the Rome that few people see, and encounter another world full of history, intrigue and excitement. Many sites in Rome lying under street level have been excavated to reveal a treasure of heritage, waiting for you to discover. With this tour, we take you to the Pantheon and the underground of the Church of Santa Maria in Via Lata.

One of the best preserved of all Roman buildings; the Pantheon is a delight not to be missed. Marvel at the world's largest unreinforced concrete dome and our guide will bring its history to life as they regale you with stories and legends. Walk on to the Piazza di Pietra, from where you can admire Hadrian's Temple, before reaching the Church of Santa Maria in Via Lata. Over the centuries, earthquakes, fires and floods have caused the ground level of many areas to rise (up to 25 metres), resulting in entire villas, temples and palaces being buried. These mysterious parts of the city have now been opened up and are waiting to be discovered. Your expert guide will lead you to where you descend under the cobblestones of Baroque Rome at the Church of Santa Maria. It is claimed that St Paul spent two years underground here and your guide will be sure to point out well preserved and rare frescoes, few visitors to Rome get to see. A truly fascinating insight into this enchanting city, not to be missed.