Hidden treasures Rome Tour
Discover the most beautiful hidden spots in Rome.
Price from 55 euros
The Hidden Treasures tour will let you visit beautiful and unconventional places in Rome.
With the Hidden Treasures tour you will see Rome like you have never seen it before. The lesser-known tourist destinations included in the Hidden Treasures tour will show you the hidden beauty of the city of Rome. Visit the “Aventine Hill”, the “Piazza dei Cavalieri di Malta”, and two beautiful churches. The Hidden Treasures tour is perfect for people who want an unconventional experience in one of the most visited cities in the world....
One of the destinations of the Hidden Treasures tour is the “Aventine Hill”, where you will have an incredible view of the city of Rome. The “Aventine Hill” is one of the historic “Seven Hills” on which Rome was founded. This ancient hill is the perfect spot to get a complete view of Rome! On top of the “Aventine Hill” you will visit the “Piazza dei Cavalieri di Malta”, the square of the knights of Malta. This square surrounded by cypresses is famous for a beautiful view of the dome of “Saint Peter’s Basilica”. If you look through the keyhole of the door that leads to the “Great Priory of the Order”, you will see “Saint Peter’s Basilica” between the cypresses. The square is dedicated to the “Sovereign Military Order of Malta”, a religious order dedicated to taking care of people in need which was founded in the eleventh century.
In the “Basilica of the Saints Cosma and Damiano” you will see beautiful frescoes, paintings, and mosaics that shine like gold. The Basilica is dedicated to two martyrs, Cosma and Damiano, who were killed in the fourth century for refusing to pray to pagan gods. During the Middle Ages this Basilica was one of the main support centers for the poor and for pilgrims. Now with the Hidden Treasures tour you will see the beautiful mosaic behind the Basilica’s altar, which depicts many religious figures and lambs surrounded by a myriad of small golden mosaic tiles.
The Hidden Treasures tour will also take you to see the “Basilica of Saint Clement”. The “Basilica of Saint Clement” is dedicated to “Pope Clement I”, who lived during the first century AD. What makes this basilica special is the fact that it’s a complex of buildings that are stacked on top of each other through three floors. In the lowest room, underground, you will find a “mithraeum”, an ancient place of worship dedicated to the pagan god “Mithras”. “Mithras” is the ancient god of friendship and pacts, and he was worshipped as far as 3,000 years ago! He is often depicted while sacrificing a sacred bull, an image that you will be able to see on the altar in the “Mitheaeum” in the basilica. Above the “mythraeum” you will see the “ancient basilica”. The beautiful and interesting frescoes you will see here are one of the most beautiful hidden gems you will discover with the Hidden Treasures tour. Lastly, on the higher floor you will find the modern “Basilica of Saint Clement”, where you will be able to see beautiful architecture, frescoes, and golden mosaics behind the great altar.
The Hidden Treasures tour will show you hidden gems of Ancient Rome and the most beautiful hidden churches in the city.
Highlights and what's included
- Accessible: Visit Accessible website
- Duration: Half Day
- Places of interest: Rome – Aventine Hill, Piazza dei Cavalieri of Malta, Basilica of the Saints Cosma and Damiano, Basilica of St. Clement
- Exclusivity: All our tours are PRIVATE, not sharing with other guests
- Languages: All languages available on request