Descend into the chill of Rome’s mysterious underworld on the city’s longest running crypts and catacombs tour. Travelling in an air-conditioned…
Explore the crypts and catacombs of Ancient Rome on a half-day small group bus tour. See a chapel adorned with the human bones of early Christian,…
Plunge into the darkness of the Ancient Roman world. Discover their strange sects and weird rituals on this tour of Ancient Rome’s burial ground.…
Discover a secret world beneath the streets of Rome on a 3-hour coach tour of the Catacombs of St. Sebastian. Travel along the Appian Way, one of the…
Bike into the Roman Countryside for a day and take a look at ancient monuments, breathtaking natural beauty, and fascinating historical buildings.…
Get outside the walls of Rome and into the ancient tunnels of its catacombs. Enjoy a 3-hour tour that gives you a unique perspective on ancient Rome…
Skip the lines at the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel! See all the highlights of Vatican City on this popular guided tour and benefit from special…
Get exclusive after-hours access to the underground burial chambers of Rome. Discover Rome’s most important cities of the dead.
Explore the ancient Via Appia of Rome on a relaxed 4-hour electric bike tour, and discover the old ruins and pristine beauty of the Appian Way…
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
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.
Shannon our guide was incredibly knowledgeable and thus added to our overall experience. The tour gave us incredible insights into Roman life and Christian life after death beliefs. Our Insight into Roman street life really put the life and times of the Roman Empire into perspective. We loved it!
Andy was a very knowledgeable guide with a sense of humour. We were amazed by how extensive the catacombs were, tunnels leading off all over, the walls just riddles with loculi. The ancient frescoes were a great surprise, beautiful and amazingly well preserved - we were lead from one surprise to the next. Great tour!
The tour was prompt, the tour guide was very personable as well as knowledgeable. He kept us on track but made sure we did not feel too rushed. The bus driver did a great job getting us to and from each site. Well done!