Tour of Rome's underground catacombs and crypts
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Tour of Rome's underground catacombs and crypts

Language: English , Italian
Availability: Every day
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 4 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Explore the ancestral and underground area of Rome and admire burial chambers and pagan burial sites
  • Visit one of Rome's catacombs together with an expert guide who will unveil all of the site's history, anecdotes, and secrets
  • Thanks to included pick-up service you won't have to worry about transport and timetables
What to expect

Discover the ancestral and underground area of Rome and admire burial chambers, pagan burial sites, as well as the largest and oldest underground cemetery in Rome. Depending on the day you choose, you'll get to visit one of Rome's catacombs together with an expert guide who will unveil all of the site's history, anecdotes, and secrets.
The catacombs of St. Callixtus were the official cemetery of the Church of Rome and half a million Christians were buried there among with many martyrs and popes. You'll also have the chance to explore the Crypt of St. Cecilia, the patron of music, martyred and entombed where her statue now lies.

Domitilla's catacombs are one of the most extensive catacombs in Rome: they're are spread over 17 kilometers of underground caves, some of which are inaccessible, and they are situated over 16 meters underground. Some Christians have built these catacombs in the Ardeatina's area, after Domitilla had been banished in the III century. There are about 150000 burials, some of them are decorated.

Saint Sebastian's catacombs, situated in Via Appia, are very important as historians believe that this was the were sanit Saints Peter's and Paul's bodies were buried. They are located in a slope that has always been used as a cemetery also before Christianism; later it was converted in a cemetery for slaves and freedmen.

Priscilla's catacombs are one of the most ancient underground cemeteries. Its first burials date back to the second half of the II century AD and because of the big amount of graves there located, it is called "regina catacombarum". This cemetery was ransacked around the XVI century so there are no tombstones, coffins and tuff, nevertheless, there are still many well-preserved paintings to see and admire.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a recent antigen or molecular test may be required, please check the local requirements before your visit.
  • What's included
    • Pick-up and transfers
    • Skip-the-line entrance to one of the catacombs (depending on the selected date)
    • Guided tour
    Where
    Meeting point:

    Pick up is included within the Aurelian walls. Please contact your local operator to confirm your pick up place and time.

    What to remember
    • Please note: depending on different closing days, you will visit two catacombs between Domitilla’s, Saint Sebastian’s, Priscilla’s, San Callixtus's Catacombs
    • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
    • Please confirm the pick-up place and time directly with the local operator. You can find their contact information in the voucher after booking
    • Please remember: pick up is included for all accommodations within the Aurelian walls
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    When
    • Every day at 2.00pm.
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    Provider
    Romaetravel
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 2% refund if you cancel up to 2 days before the experience begins.

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