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Top sights in Rome
Whether it's a longing for a deeper sense of Rome's past, a chance to explore the underground tunnels of the city, or just morbid curiosity, exploring these subterranean burial sites is a must do, so here are our top five sites to see.
Christian martyrs Marcellinus and Peter are buried here, which is where the tomb receives its name. With a wonderful history and impressive art work, it's a perfect stop to make.
This is the most popular of all the catacombs, where you'll find the burial sites of many martyrs and 16 popes, not to mention early Christian frescoes.
The only catacombs still to contain bones, these are also some of the oldest, largest and most impressive. Included here, as well, is a 2nd century fresco of the last supper.
Featuring incredible architecture and with a fantastic history, it is well worth taking a tour to this catacomb.
The greatest draw to this catacomb is one of the earliest images of the bearded Christ. This tomb also originally held the relics of Saints Felix and Adauctus.
Some of the catacombs are closed on certain days of the week, so be sure to check in advance that the site you wish to visit is open!
A great many of the most important catacombes are located on the Via Appia, and it's very easy to access by foot or the hop on, hop off Archeobus service.
- When should I visit?Opening hours vary, please check times of individual catacombs you wish to visit.
- Is it expensive?Ticket prices vary by location.
- Will I need a guide?Some entrance fees include a guided tour, please see individual catacomb listings.
- How to get thereWalk along the Via Appia, or take the hop on, hop off bus!
- Additional information** Varied hours mean advanced planning is key!*
What people are saying about Catacombs of Rome
By far the best part of this tour was avoiding the lines and having a guide to help you navigate a very crowded Vatican! Our guide made sure we were able to see and experience the highlights to the fullest.
This tour was run very well. The equipment used is very good. The logistics of the tour were very good. The price was well worth the tour which included the bike rental, catacombs guided tour, lunch and a bike tour guide that gave us a good overview of the history. There was some riding in the city with the traffic, but I felt safe with our guide - Alessandro - at all times. I definitely would recommend, and may even do again when I come back to Rome with my family.
This was a tour I would highly recommend. Our guide was superb and she showed us some of Rome and it’s ruins outside of the ancient city, the catacombs and the Appian way.
This was a thoroughly enjoyable and exciting experience as the venues were recently featured in a documentary on British television but more importantly our guide, Mikaela was awesome. The pace of the tour was perfect and it was clear that Mikaela genuinely wished for everyone to have a great experience. She is a very knowledgeable woman who pitched the information sharing exercise perfectly by including a little humour along the way and some comparisons to the world we know today. I absolutely recommend this tour which included 3 sites, one of which was outside the city centre, and thus required a short coach journey (all included) to explore the catacombs beneath the roads of the suburbs. Thanks Mikaela - you were excellent!
This is a great bike ride with electric bikes through parts of Rome and the countryside. We loved seeing and riding along the Aqueducts. The electric bike s made the ride much easier but it is still a good workout pedaling.