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  2. Lazio
  3. Rome
  4. Catacombs of Rome

Rome: Half–Day Catacombs & Crypts Underground Tour

Product ID: 158672
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Discover the underground burial areas of ancient times with this tour of Rome's famous catacombs. Learn about the fascinating history of these sites and be amazed by the thousands of bones to be found there.
About this activity
Duration 4 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, German, Italian

Pickup included

At your accommodation inside the Aurelian Walls.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about ancient history on this catacombs tour
  • Tour the ancient ancestral underground burial grounds of Rome
  • Visit the catacombs of Priscilla and St. Callixtus
Full description
Take a tour of the ancestral and underground area of Rome. Find out how the catacombs were used in ancient time as a burial area because it was forbidden to bury or cremate corpses in the city. Depending on different closing days, visit Domitilla’s or Saint Sebastian’s or Priscilla’s Catacombs. One of the most important catacombs is Domitilla’s, which takes the name from Flavia Domitilla. Archaeological excavations discovered a cemetery originally composed of different burial chambers. 

Hear about how the catacombs of Saint Sebastian were first a pagan burial site, and then reused as a cemetery. Priscilla's catacombs are one of the most ancient underground cemetery, with the first burials dating back to the second half of the 2nd century AD. This cemetery was ransacked around the 16th century so there are no tombstones, coffins, or tuff, nevertheless there are still many well-preserved paintings.

Visit the largest and oldest underground cemetery in Rome. The catacombs of St. Callixtus were the official cemetery of the Church of Rome and half a million Christians were buried there among many martyrs and popes. Admire the Crypt of St. Cecilia, the popular patron saint of music, who was martyred and entombed where the statue now lies.
Includes
  • Pick up and drop off at your accommodation inside the Aurelian Walls
  • Skip-the-line tickets to the Catacombs
  • Guided tour of the Catacombs

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• Depending on different closing days, you will visit Domitilla’s or Saint Sebastian’s or Priscilla’s Catacombs
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Product ID: 158672