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Catacombs of Rome (Catacombe di Roma) Tours

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The miles of underground cemetery that comprise the Catacombs of Rome (Catacombe di Roma) are some of the oldest burial tunnels in the world. Located just outside the city and hidden deep underground, the catacombs were created in the second century in response to a shortage of land for deceased’s remains. Today the narrow tunnels are eerily quiet and full of Roman history, including some of the best-preserved early Christian frescoes and sculptures—and, in the bone-adorned Capuchin Crypt, a Caravaggio. Look out for ancient wall paintings and mosaics lining the walls, as well as the catacombs of St. Agnes, Domitilla, and Priscilla, home to the oldest known depiction of the Virgin Mary.

The Basics
As burial inside the Roman walls was forbidden by law, you’ll find the catacombs of Rome—of which there are at least 40—on the roads just outside of the city itself. Five are open to visitors, including St. Sebastian and St. Callixtus, both of which are located on Via Appia Antica. A trip to the catacombs is often combined with a visit to the Roman countryside and the ancient Appian Way, either on foot or by bike. Choose a tour tailored for kids and families, one focused on ghosts and mystery, or a walking tour with skip-the-line access to beat the crowds. For an exclusive after-hours experience, tour the crypt at night when it’s closed to the public. English-speaking guides explain past burial rituals and give historical context to the sights.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Due to the delicate nature of the surroundings, travelers cannot visit the catacombs independently; all visits must be part of a guided group or private tour. Admission includes a guided tour.
  • Tours and group visits can be arranged upon arrival at the most popular catacombs, but visits must be booked in advance at the less-visited areas.
  • Catacomb tours are not recommended for travelers who may get claustrophobic due to the small spaces.
  • Catacombs are holy places, so guests should dress appropriately—all should cover their shoulders and thighs. It’s best to also have a light jacket, as it can get cold underground.

How to Get to There
You’ll find the Roman Catacombs on Via Appia Antica, Via Ostiense, Via Labicana, Via Salaria, and other roads. They can be reached by public transport on various metro and bus lines. Many tours depart from Rome’s Piazza Barberini.

When to Get to There
Most of Rome’s crypts and catacombs are open year-round from 9am to noon and from 2 to 5pm, though typically they are closed on Sundays. Compared with world-famous attractions in Italy such as the Colosseum, they are less visited. Still, limited access to the catacombs makes booking in advance a good idea, especially around Easter and between May and September, when Rome swarms with travelers. The cool catacombs make for a great break from Italy’s summer heat, but the quieter months are recommended for thinner crowds.

Rome’s Strangest Sight?
Perhaps the most interesting sight in the catacombs is the Capuchin Crypt, or Bone Chapel, an area containing—and decorated with—the bones of 4,000 Capuchin friars. Crypt rooms are themed by different types of bones, from skulls to pelvis and leg bones.
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Hours: Open daily 9am - noon and 2pm - 5pm
Admission: €8 for adults, €5 for children 7-15, free for children 6 and below
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Private Tour of Rome in 6 Hours with CatacombsDay Trips

Private Tour of Rome in 6 Hours with Catacombs

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This private Tour in Rome is to take you on a journey through the history and art, for you to admire Rome and its beauty at your comfort with English speaking driver ,including Catacombs Tickets After picking you up at your Hotel or Residence in Rome your English speaking Driver we will take you to the main sights of Rome such as the Pantheon, Colosseum from Outside , Trevi Fountain , Spanish square ,Palatine Hill ,Navona square , Ancient Appian Way and Catacombs
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Private Shore Excursion from Civitavecchia Rome Port to Rome and CatacombsFull-day Tours

Private Shore Excursion from Civitavecchia Rome Port to Rome and Catacombs

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Full Day Cristian Catacombs & Ancient Rome - Pick up and Lunch includedDay Trips

Full Day Cristian Catacombs & Ancient Rome - Pick up and Lunch included

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A Day In Rome With Ultimate Appian Catacombs Tour

Join us for a day in Rome, explore the best that the eternal city has to offer on a 2 hour Walking tour of the incredible piazza's, fountains, architecture and statues in the centre of Rome including the most interesting and visited places in Rome, the "catacombs" on the Via Appia Antica. Definitely an exclusive tour, accompanied by an expert guide, for those who want to appreciate the true story and the mystery, an experience guaranteed to excite young and old. The catacombs that we will visit (San Calisto, San Sebastiano or Santa Domitilla), for your tour will change depending on the day, but from where we go, you will have the opportunity to see ancient frescoes, crypts rich in inscriptions carved in the walls, niches with still remains of skeletons, small mausoleums, sarcophagi, tombs and small chapels that still today, after about 2000 years, are still used to celebrate religious rites.
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Rome in 2 days Private Tours: Vatican, Colosseum, Best of Rome and Catacombs

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Experience a very special two days private sightseeing tour discovering the best of Rome. See one of the greatest art collections in the world inside the Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel. Have a step back in time visiting the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Discover the amazing Catacombs and admire the beauties of the historical centre: Trevi Fountain, Spanish steps, Navona Square and much more. Maximise your time enjoying awesome experience. Program: 1st day: 9:00am – 12:00pm – Sightseeing in the historical centre with an English speaking driver 12:00pm – 1:30pm – 1 hour an half break for lunch (Not included) 1:30pm – 4:30pm – Vatican Museum/Sistine Chapel/St Peter’s Basilica Private tour with professional guide 2nd day: 9:00am – 12:00pm – Catacombs of San Calisto Private tour with professional guide 12:00pm – 1:30pm – 1 hour an half break for lunch (Not included) 1:00pm – 4:30pm – Colosseum/Roman Forum/Palatine Hill Private tour with professional guide
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The Appian Catacombs & Private Enchanting Rome City Experience

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The Rome LDS Temple and the best of RomeDay Trips

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Christian Catacombs Private Tour

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