Friday, August 21, 2009

Vatican City Bunker

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There are rumors of a Vatican City Bunker. No one knows for sure if the bunker really exists but there is probably something beneath Vatican City. Since the Vatican is a state within Rome, it is safe to assume that the catacombs Rome catacombs must also run under the Vatican. And it is not out of the realm of possibility that the people running operations at Vatican somewhere along the way took what was beneath them and converted it into a fortified structure to protect the Pope and his people in a time of crisis.
People all over the world build shelters underneath or next to their homes. Why would the most powerful religious figure in the world not have a shelter as well?

Besides if there was a secret underground bunker beneath the Vatican, would they really advertise it to the World?

Fron James Martin of

Perhaps you've been to Rome. You've probably seen the Coliseum, the Forum, a dozen or so churches, and the Vatican.
Well, if so, you've only scratched the surface.

Underground, beneath the Coliseum lies a rabbit-warren of rooms where the death defying spectacles were prepared. Beneath that, archaeologists have excavated the skulls of tigers, giraffes, bears, and other animals used in the shows.

And those churches you've visited for their renaissance art most likely harbor pagan secrets below their floors as well.

Rome is a fascinating adventure waiting for individuals and families to experience all the wonderments that are all around, however, many people do not realize that there are many treasures to be found in underground Rome as well.

For an unusual and exciting tour, underground Rome has many attractions that many do not ever get the chance to embrace. With Rome Tour you will be able to experience underground Rome with your own personal tour guide so you can enjoy all there is to see while hearing all the tales and history of the various treasures lying underneath the ancient city of Rome.

The Roman Coliseum is a major attraction for visitors to Rome, but did you know under the Coliseum are various rooms where the animals and even slaves were kept before they were sent above for their daring battles. Skulls of various animals have been discovered that has allowed visitors to visualize the death defying battles once you learn the skulls included tigers, bears, and even giraffes. As you travel through the various underground rooms, you will be able to feel the atmosphere of those about to do battle in the arena, as your private tour guide walks you through the history.

Even underneath many of the churches of Rome are hidden rooms that have held secrets of the past for centuries. Underneath the Basilica of San Clemente, you will find two levels of secrets. The first one will embrace a plan for the creation of a basilica during the 4th century and the next level is a building that was created in the 1st century.

All over Rome, there are many such hidden treasures. Instead of demolishing the older buildings throughout the centuries, other buildings were placed on top of the older ones building Rome up instead of out. There are centuries of hidden secrets in many homes, churches, and other buildings all across Rome due to this astonishing feat. Not all of the treasures have been found and many are not open to the public.

A few other underground places to visit include the Crypta Balbi which will allow you to see the various layer of the history of Rome and learn how all of this came to be. You can even visit the Museo Nazionale Romano to learn about the various layers you encounter and the history hidden inside.

St. Peter’s Basilica may be the most popular underground attraction. Underneath the Vatican there is an entire city, however, excavation of many of the treasures may never be discovered as the authorities of the Vatican are watching closely. It is believed that Saint Peter’s tomb is home beneath the basilica.

The Catacombs on the Appian Way is an underground cemetery that draws quite a bit of attention from visitors as well.

Remember, if you truly wish to embrace underground Rome, it is in your best interest to hire a personal tour guide that can provide you with an in-depth tour without standing in the long lines. Explore the history of Rome from beneath the ground up. It will surely be an adventure of a lifetime.

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