Product ID: 131211

Catacombs and the Appian Way: Half-Day Trip from Rome

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Uncover the mysteries of the unknown Catacombs of San Callisto, also referred to as the Cemetery of Callixtus. This walking tour of Rome takes you around the intriguing grounds containing the tombs of several different popes from the 2nd to 4th centuries.
About this activity
Duration 3 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live guide
English
Easy cancellation
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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore San Callisto Catacombs
  • Discover the Appian Way and the ancient aqueducts
  • View the exterior of the Mausoleum of Cecilia Metella
Full description
Obviously when in Rome, it’s only fair to pay homage to the most important sights and monuments within the historic city center - but there is so much more to The Eternal City than that one section. This unique walking and sightseeing tour brings you outside the hustle and bustle of the city and out into the Roman countryside. There you will find undiscovered beauty such as the Catacombs of San Callisto, Appian Way and the ancient aqueducts.

Delve into the underground to learn the secrets behind this cryptic graveyard and why these catacombs are one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Italy. Your guide will reveal the legends, burial rituals and processes during this period of time as you wander among the ancient and mysterious tombs. Second in size to the more famous Circus Maximus, Maxentius in the best preserved Circus (stadium) in Rome. Built between 306 and 312 AD, the Circus of Maxentius rests between the basilica and catacombs of San Sebastiano and the tomb of Cecilia Metella.

Next, discover the Appian Way (completed in 312 BC), one of the earliest and longest roads of Ancient Rome. It was also the most significant - both symbolically and strategically. Symbolically in that all roads really did lead to Rome (like that famous saying), maybe even literally at that point. And strategically speaking, the Appian Way was the main route for all supplies and military, connecting Rome to Brindisi in southeast Italy.
Includes
  • 3-hour tour
  • Guide
  • Transport from the meeting point to the site, and from the site to the meeting point
  • Entrance fees
  • Booking fees
  • Headsets
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Pick-up from hotels

When you get there

Meeting point

The meeting point is at the bus stop at Via Cavour 224. The nearest metro station is Cavour (line B). Please remember to show up 25 minutes before the tour departure time.

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Know before you go
• Please note that this tour is not wheelchair accessible
• Catacomb tour is not recommended if you suffer from severe claustrophobia
• The taking of photographs is not permitted in the Catacombs
• Proper dress is required to enter places of worship: no shorts or sleeveless tops allowed for either men or women. For ladies, shoulders must be covered and skirts or trousers must be below knee-level
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