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DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guides: Rome by Reid Bramblett, Jeffrey Kennedy

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Underground Sights

  1. San Clemente

    The many layers of this fascinating church reveal the changing ideals of Rome in various eras (see San Clemente).

    Ceiling, San Clemente

    Underground font, San Clemente
  2. Catacombs

    The burial tunnels of Rome’s early Christians are like a honey-comb beneath the consular roads out of Rome, especially along Via Appia Antica. Grave niches stacked like shelving along dark corridors are carved into the tufa, with some precious remnants of fresco and engraved marble slabs (see Beyond the City Walls).

  3. Vatican Grottoes ...

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