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Roman Catacombs, Capuchin Crypts, & Basilica of San Nicola Guided Tour

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3 hr. 30 min.
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  • Discover crypts and bones on a 3-in-1 guided tour of Rome’s historic catacombs, basilica, and chapel with transfers in an air-conditioned coach.
  • Delve deeper into the places’ history, facts, and anecdotes with the expert guide accompanying you.
  • Explore burial sites adorned with frescoes and skeletal remains at Domitilla, San Callisto, or San Sebastiano; depending on the day of your visit.
  • Under the Basilica of San Nicola, wander the streets of an ancient vegetable market and explore awe-inspiring temples like the sacred Temple of Juno Sospita.
  • Discover crypts and bones on a 3-in-1 guided tour of Rome’s historic catacombs, basilica, and chapel with transfers in an air-conditioned coach.
  • Delve deeper into the places’ history, facts, and anecdotes with the expert guide accompanying you.
  • Explore burial sites adorned with frescoes and skeletal remains at Domitilla, San Callisto, or San Sebastiano; depending on the day of your visit.
  • Under the Basilica of San Nicola, wander the streets of an ancient vegetable market and explore awe-inspiring temples like the sacred Temple of Juno Sospita.

Inclusions

  • Half-day guided tour of Roman crypts and catacombs
  • Expert English-speaking tour guide
  • Small groups of 16 people or less
  • Entry to Museum and Crypts of Capuchins
  • Audio guided tour of the Museum and Crypts of Capuchins
  • Entry to Roman Catacombs
  • Entry to Basilica of San Nicola
  • All transfers in an air-conditioned coach bus
  • Piazza Barberini (meeting point)
  • Museum and Crypts of Capuchins
  • Catacombs of Domitilla, San Callisto, or San Sebastiano
  • Basilica di San Nicola in Carcere
  • Piazza Barberini/ San Nicola (tour end point)
  • Tip: Visit the gift shop at the Capuchin Crypts and Museum to buy souvenirs like postcards, mugs, books, and bracelets.
  • Please note that the endpoint for this tour can be either Piazza Barberini or the exit of San Nicola in Carcere.
  • Tours inside Capuchin Crypts will be with audio guides instead of a guided tour as per new rules imposed by the Capuchin Crypts.
  • Strict Dress Code: Both men and women are recommended to wear clothing that covers both shoulders and knees.
  • The experience is not accessible for wheelchair users or people suffering from claustrophobia.
  • Photography is strictly prohibited inside the Capuchin Crypt and flash photography inside the catacombs.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Guided Tour of Roman Basilicas & Underground Catacombs on the Appian Way

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3 hr.
Guided Tour
  • Explore Rome’s finest basilicas and catacombs along the Appian Way, led by an expert guide, with complimentary hotel pick-ups.
  • Visit the Holy Staircase, popular for its historic lined-marble steps that Christ walked to meet Pontius Pilate before his crucifixion.
  • Make way to the Basilica of St. John Lateran, the oldest church in the West and the St. Mary Major Church and admire its stunning interiors.
  • Witness San Callisto and San Sebastiano Catacombs for a captivating journey into Rome's ancient past, eerie underground tombs and Christian history.
  • Explore Rome’s finest basilicas and catacombs along the Appian Way, led by an expert guide, with complimentary hotel pick-ups.
  • Visit the Holy Staircase, popular for its historic lined-marble steps that Christ walked to meet Pontius Pilate before his crucifixion.
  • Make way to the Basilica of St. John Lateran, the oldest church in the West and the St. Mary Major Church and admire its stunning interiors.
  • Witness San Callisto and San Sebastiano Catacombs for a captivating journey into Rome's ancient past, eerie underground tombs and Christian history.

Inclusions

  • Entry to Catacombs
  • Entry to Holy Staircase
  • Entry to Basilica of St. John Lateran
  • Entry to St. Mary Major Church
  • Expert multilingual tour guide
  • Headsets
  • Round-trip transfers (from select hotels & city centre)
  • Tip: Explore the Sancta Sanctorum, a chapel, at the top of the Holy Staircase, which houses sacred relics and artworks of spiritual significance.
  • The tour is available in English, Spanish, French, and German.
  • Strict Dress Code: Note that no sleeveless shirts, shorts or mini-skirts are permitted inside the churches.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 48 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Rome Underground: Stadium of Domitian Tickets with Audioguide

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2 hr.
Audio Guide
  • Explore Rome's underground stadium complex on this audio-guided tour.
  • Learn more about the stadium and its history from your audio guide, available in multiple languages.
  • See many artifacts from the days of the Roman Empire found during archaeological excavations, including fragments of sculptures and more.
  • Explore Rome's underground stadium complex on this audio-guided tour.
  • Learn more about the stadium and its history from your audio guide, available in multiple languages.
  • See many artifacts from the days of the Roman Empire found during archaeological excavations, including fragments of sculptures and more.

Inclusions

  • Entrance to the underground archaeological site of the Stadium of Domitian
  • Audioguide in Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese & Russian
  • Keep in mind, bottles, glasses containers, alcoholic beverages, aerosols, large luggage or bags and pets are not allowed on this experience. Pack wisely!
  • This experience is not wheelchair accessible.
  • This experience is pram/stroller accessible.
  • Choose safety and comfort: This experience is not the best fit for guests with the claustrophobia of small spaces.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Guided Tour of Underground Catacombs with Transfers

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2 hr.
Transfers Included
  • Get a guided tour of Rome’s underground catacombs with transfers from the city center and enjoy city views along the way.
  • With the help of your guide, learn how the catacombs served as places of worship for the first Christians in Rome.
  • Navigate through the 2,000-year-old underground tunnels of the eerie catacombs of Saint Callixtus and learn how they served as places of worship.
  • Pick up interesting facts, stories, and anecdotes from your expert tour guide in your preferred choice of language.
  • Get a guided tour of Rome’s underground catacombs with transfers from the city center and enjoy city views along the way.
  • With the help of your guide, learn how the catacombs served as places of worship for the first Christians in Rome.
  • Navigate through the 2,000-year-old underground tunnels of the eerie catacombs of Saint Callixtus and learn how they served as places of worship.
  • Pick up interesting facts, stories, and anecdotes from your expert tour guide in your preferred choice of language.

Inclusions

  • Expert tour guide
  • Round-trip transfers from city center to the Catacombs
  • Guided tour of the Catacombs

Exclusions

  • Hotel transfers
  • Food & drinks
  • Tip: Spend time at the museum located inside the catacombs of Saint Callixtus, which features artifacts and exhibits related to early Christianity.
  • Note that on Wednesdays, you will visit the catacombs of Domitilla as Saint Callixtus remains closed every Wednesday.
  • The tour is available in English, Spanish, French, Italian, and German.
  • The experience is not accessible for people who are claustrophobic due to the small spaces.
  • Strict Dress Code: Guests should cover their shoulders and knees.
  • Note that the following are not allowed on this tour: Large bags, pets, food and beverages, bottles, glasses containers, alcoholic beverages, aerosols.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Guided Tour of Catacombs of Domitilla with Entry Ticket

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30 min.
  • Discover Rome's Domitilla Catacombs, renowned for early Christian frescoes and tombs, on a 17-km underground tour with an expert guide.
  • Learn the story behind Rome's partially underground basilica – it goes 30 meters down – honoring martyrs such as Nereus and Achilleus.
  • Don't miss the intricately adorned chapels called cubicula showcasing Biblical frescoes, inscriptions, and burial niches.
  • Explore how discoveries from the catacombs have sparked discussions on women's roles in the Church, and choose a tour language that suits your preference.
  • Discover Rome's Domitilla Catacombs, renowned for early Christian frescoes and tombs, on a 17-km underground tour with an expert guide.
  • Learn the story behind Rome's partially underground basilica – it goes 30 meters down – honoring martyrs such as Nereus and Achilleus.
  • Don't miss the intricately adorned chapels called cubicula showcasing Biblical frescoes, inscriptions, and burial niches.
  • Explore how discoveries from the catacombs have sparked discussions on women's roles in the Church, and choose a tour language that suits your preference.

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  • 30-min guided tour of Catacombs of Domitilla
  • English/Italian/Spanish/German-speaking guide
  • Entry to Catacombs of Domitilla
  • Tip: Keep an eye out for hidden passages or niches, as some may contain intriguing inscriptions or remnants of ancient ceremonies.
  • The experience is not accessible for wheelchair users or people with mobility issues.
  • Note that the following are not allowed on this tour: photography and smoking.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Go City Rome Explorer Pass: Choose 2 to 7 Attractions

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12 hr.
  • What better than a super-saver Explorer Pass that gives access to the iconic spots of Rome! Choose between 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7 attractions to visit.
  • Save up to 47% on attraction tickets with one easy-to-download pass, making your Rome trip extra convenient.
  • From the Vatican and Sistine Chapel to Trevi Foundation and the city’s famous catacombs, choose from 17 experiences to explore.
  • Indulge in the city’s culture furthermore with cooking sessions, food tours, and traditional Italian concerts.
  • The pass is valid for 60 days from the first use, allowing you to pace out your tour and visits.
  • What better than a super-saver Explorer Pass that gives access to the iconic spots of Rome! Choose between 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7 attractions to visit.
  • Save up to 47% on attraction tickets with one easy-to-download pass, making your Rome trip extra convenient.
  • From the Vatican and Sistine Chapel to Trevi Foundation and the city’s famous catacombs, choose from 17 experiences to explore.
  • Indulge in the city’s culture furthermore with cooking sessions, food tours, and traditional Italian concerts.
  • The pass is valid for 60 days from the first use, allowing you to pace out your tour and visits.

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  • Choice of 2/3/4/5/6/7 of Rome's top activities
  • Digital guidebook, map & attraction information
  • Free luggage storage at several city-center locations
  • Museums, zoos, attractions: Venice Square, Navona Square, Vatican City & more
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  • Please note, making reservations will NOT activate your pass. Your pass is only activated when you visit your first attraction.
  • Certain attractions require prior bookings. For the complete list, please click here.
  • You can only visit each attraction once with this pass.
  • First, download the Go City App. Use your order confirmation number to add your pass to your phone. Once you visit your first attraction, your pass will be activated!
  • Feeling old school? You can also print your pass at home using the link in your confirmation email. You can also show this version of your pass on your phone.
  • Get access to pre-recorded commentary, suggested itineraries, a handy map, and more, available at your fingertips!
  • Your pass is activated as soon as you visit your 1st attraction and is valid for the number of calendar days (not 24-hour periods) chosen over 2 weeks. For example, if you select a 3-day pass and visit an attraction on Monday afternoon, your pass is valid for the remainder of Monday and 2 additional days of your choosing over the next 2 weeks.
  • These tickets can’t be cancelled. However, you can use them any time within the next 24 months.
  • These tickets are valid for 24 months from the date of purchase.
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From Rome: Guided Tour of Catacombs with Capuchin Crypt Entry

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3 hr.
Audio Guide
  • Explore not just 1, but 2 of Rome's most unique historical landmarks in this comprehensive guided and self-guided tour.
  • Walk the same paths as early Christians in the Catacombs, and see their final resting places alongside intricate artwork.
  • Your guide brings the history of the Catacombs to life with fascinating details and hidden stories, in a language of your choice.
  • Explore the Capuchin Crypt at your own pace, using a multilingual audio guide, and delve into the Capuchin order's perspective on death.
  • Relax and enjoy comfortable transfers between locations throughout your exploration of Rome's hidden wonders.
  • Explore not just 1, but 2 of Rome's most unique historical landmarks in this comprehensive guided and self-guided tour.
  • Walk the same paths as early Christians in the Catacombs, and see their final resting places alongside intricate artwork.
  • Your guide brings the history of the Catacombs to life with fascinating details and hidden stories, in a language of your choice.
  • Explore the Capuchin Crypt at your own pace, using a multilingual audio guide, and delve into the Capuchin order's perspective on death.
  • Relax and enjoy comfortable transfers between locations throughout your exploration of Rome's hidden wonders.

Inclusions

  • 3-hour tour of Catacombs and Capuchin Crypt
  • Skip-the-line entry to Domitilla Catacombs (except Tuesday)
  • Skip-the-line entry to Callisto Catacombs (only Tuesday)
  • Entry to Capuchin Crypt
  • Multilingual audio guide for Capuchin Crypt
  • Transfers between Catacombs and Capuchin Crypt
  • Return transfers to Rome
  • Guided tour of Catacombs in English/French/Italian/Spanish/German (optional)

Exclusions

  • Guided tour of Capuchin Crypt
  • Hotel transfers
  • Tip: Don't miss the restored "room of the bakers" in the Domitilla Catacombs with its vibrant decorations and the crypt of Saint Cecilia in the Castillo Catacombs.
  • Due to venue restrictions, pets cannot tag along for this experience.
  • This experience is not accessible by wheelchair and pram/strollers.
  • Choose safety and comfort: This experience is not the best fit for people experiencing claustrophobia.
  • Due to the delicate nature of the surroundings, travelers cannot visit the catacombs independently; all visits must be part of a guided group.
  • The audio guide is available in English, French, Italian, Spanish, and German.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Roman Catacombs | Ancient Underground Burial Sites

Hidden beneath Rome's historic streets we will find underground cemeteries, known today as catacombs. Dating back to 2 AD, these eerie landmarks will help you get an insight into ancient Christian traditions and Roman culture. Read on to know more about the ancient burial sites located slightly outside the city limits, which draw a substantial number of visitors even today.

Why Visit the Catacombs in Rome?

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  • Unearth hidden history: Explore the hand-carved tunnels, originally created for mining and later transformed into eternal resting places. These tunnels reveal a lesser-known aspect of Roman history
  • Artistic marvels: View the walls of the catacombs, adorned with intricate carvings, paintings, and restored frescoes, offering a unique glimpse into Roman artwork beyond the usual.
  • Mysterious aura: Experience a captivating shift from Rome's typical atmosphere as the catacombs intertwine art, history, and a touch of myth, especially in the sections displaying lined skeletons of the buried.
  • Diverse tombs: Encounter a range of ancient Roman tombs, from the humble resting places of ordinary citizens to the grand Mausoleum of Cecilia Metella, belonging to the daughter of a prominent Roman consul.
  • Exclusive experience: With only five out of over 60 catacombs accessible to the public, visiting offers a rare opportunity to delve into these intriguing underground realms, making it a must-see during your time in Rome.

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Guided Tours

Duration: 45 minutes - 8.5 hours

  • Gain deep insights into the attraction with the help of expert guides, who will provide historical, cultural, and architectural details, revealing the significance of the catacombs.
  • Most of these tours are conducted in small groups of 22 people or lesser allowing for an intimate and meaningful exploration.
  • The tour can be conducted in English, Italian, French, German, or Spanish, based on your choice.

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Combo Tours

Duration: 3 hours - 8.5 hours

  • Visit one of Rome’s eeriest attractions, the 2000-year-old underground catacombs.
  • Choose between various combo packages, like combining it with the Capuchin Crypts, or taking a tour around the city that covers the catacombs.
  • Led by a guide of your language choice, you can learn about Rome around 2000 years ago, the pagan decorative themes, and more.

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Tours with Transfers

Duration: 2 hours

  • Travel to and fro from the city center to the catacombs on a panoramic bus, cutting out the hassle of figuring out the logistics for your visit.
  • Tour guides provide intriguing facts, details, and anecdotes about the history and hidden aspects of Rome in the language of your choosing (English, Spanish, Italian, and German).

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  • Select a pass that provides admission to 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7 out of 17 experiences, such as the renowned Rome Catacombs.- Wide range of experiences:
  • Save up to 47% on attraction tickets and enjoy the convenience of visiting popular sights with one easy-to-download pass.

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Why Book Roman Catacombs Tours Online?

As a historic landmark that attracts visitors from around the world, the Roman Catacombs shouldn't be missed on your next trip to Rome. To make the most of your visit, consider booking your tickets in advance. Not only will you skip the lines, but you'll also be able to secure your preferred tour time with just a few clicks.

  • Convenience: Make the most of your trip to the Roman Catacombs by booking your Roman Catacombs tickets online. This ensures a hassle-free visit and allows you to fully immerse yourself in the Christian burial sites.
  • Advance Reservations: Secure your trip in advance by easily booking your tickets and tour slots online. This saves you time and guarantees your preferred tour time, enabling you to plan your itinerary more efficiently.
  • Great Discounts: Take advantage of incredible online discounts and explore the eerie wonders of the Roman Catacombs at excellent prices. Booking online allows you to enjoy significant savings, making your experience even more worthwhile.

Which Rome Catacombs Tours Should You Choose?

Looking to Gain Insights?

For a comprehensive understanding of the catacombs, their historical significance, and the early Christian practices, choose a guided tour. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide fluent in your preferred language, you'll learn fascinating details about the catacombs and the intricate artwork within.

Looking for a Hassle-free Experience?

If convenience and transportation are priorities, opt for options like the Guided Tour & Panoramic Bus Transfer to the Catacombs that will allow you to enjoy a comfortable bus ride from the city center to the catacombs, where an expert guide will lead you through the underground tunnels.

Looking to Discover More of Rome?

To fully experience Rome's historical landmarks, consider combo tours. Combine a visit to the catacombs with other notable attractions like ancient ruins or iconic sites, ensuring a comprehensive exploration of the city's rich heritage.

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Resting Places

Descend into the depths of the catacombs and explore the sacred resting places of early Christians. These burial sites hold the remains of countless individuals, martyrs, and even Popes.

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Frescoes

Marvel at the beautifully preserved frescoes adorning the catacomb walls. Most frescoes are based on characters and places from the Old and New Testament both, including paintings of Noah, Babylonia, and more.

Roman Catacombs Tour

Christian Symbols

Decode the intricate symbols and allegories depicted in the catacombs, reflecting the early Christians' beliefs, such as a dove with an olive branch, a fish representing Christ, or bread loaves to symbolize funeral meals in honor of the dead. 

Roman Catacombs Tour

Subterranean Passageways

The catacombs comprise intricate tunnels that were dug by hand while mining for limestone, and span miles in length. They can reach a height of 70 ft in some areas, showcasing the impressive scale and depth of these underground burial sites.

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Ancient Inscriptions

Encounter ancient inscriptions and epitaphs on the walls, providing glimpses into the lives and beliefs of those buried within the catacombs. Decipher the messages and get a deeper insight into the historical richness of the catacombs.

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Site of Pilgrimage

Many Christians consider the catacombs as a significant pilgrimage site due to the presence of saints' burial sites and the connection to martyrs. The opportunity to visit these sacred spaces and witness the graffiti-adorned crypts adds a unique and meaningful aspect to the catacombs' experience.

Plan Your Visit to the Roman Catacombs

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  • Timings:
    Catacombs of San Sebastiano: 10 AM - 5 PM
    Catacombs of San Callisto: 9 AM- 12 PM; 2 PM - 5 PM
    Catacombs of Priscilla: 9 AM- 12 PM; 2 PM - 5 PM
    Catacombs of Domitilla: 9 AM- 12 PM; 2 PM- 5 PM
    Catacombs of Sant’Agnese: Thu-Fri 9 AM- 12 PM and 3 PM - 6 PM; Sat-Sun, 9 AM- 12 PM and 3 PM to 7 PM
  • Closed On:
    Catacombs of San Sebastiano: 1 January, December
    Catacombs of San Callisto: Wednesdays
    Catacombs of Priscilla: Mondays
    Catacombs of Domitilla: Tuesdays
    Catacombs of Sant’Agnese: 1 January, Easter, Christmas, the morning of religious holidays
  • Best Time To Visit: Early mornings or late evenings.
Roman Catacombs Tour

Address: Via Appia Antica, 136, 00179 Roma RM (1); Via Appia Antica, 110/126, 00179 Roma RM (2); Via Salaria, 430, 00199 Roma RM (3); Via delle Sette Chiese, 282, 00147 Roma RM (4); Via Nomentana, 349, 00162 Roma RM (5)

Find on Maps: Find on Map (1). Find on Map (2); Find on Map (3); Find on Map (4); Find on Map (5)

  • By Bus: 218 (1); 118 (2); 218 and 716 (4)
    Nearest Stop: Appian Way 
  • By Car: Distance from Leonardo da Vinci International airport (FCO): 18.6 miles.
    Car Parking: The Catacombs of San Sebastiano have free parking. There are also parking grounds near the catacombs where you can leave your car for the day. You can book your parking space online on parking networks such as Parkimeter. 

Reference: Catacombs of San Sebastiano (1); Catacombs of San Callisto (2); Catacombs of Priscilla (3); Catacombs of Domitilla (4); Catacombs of Sant’Agnese (5)

Roman Catacombs Tour

The catacombs are religious sites for Christians and a dress code must be followed. Ensure that your clothing covers your knees and shoulders. 

  • Photography and videography inside the catacombs are prohibited. 
  • Large backpacks are not allowed inside the catacombs. 
  • Face masks are mandatory and social distancing protocols must be observed.
  • Each catacomb has a separate entry ticket, unless you purchase tickets to a pre-planned tour. 
  • No visits to the catacombs are permitted in the absence of an authorized guide. 
  • All catacomb visits are to be conducted in groups of 2 people minimum.
  • It is forbidden and dangerous to cross the lines that indicate public access. It is a vast network of underground tunnels and unsafe to wander alone.
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  • Baths of Caracalla: Although not functional anymore, these ancient baths were once central to the lifestyle of Romans of a different era. The walls of these baths are also adorned with beautiful artwork. 
  • Roman Colosseum:  One of the most recognized Roman monuments, the Colosseum was built as an amphitheater to host sporting events back in the day. While now in ruins, it still draws numerous tourists every year. 
  • Pantheon: The picture on most Roman postcards, the Pantheon is a Catholic Church of ancient Roman times. The monument was very well maintained and is wonderful for observing the architecture of those times.  
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  • The catacombs are away from the city centre, so using public transport or personal vehicles is advisable. Getting a taxi back to the city might pose a challenge, unless you have a dedicated taxi driver waiting for you. 
  • Download transport apps such as Muoversi a Roma for bus schedules to avoid unnecessary waiting. 
  • Avoid the catacombs in case you are claustrophobic. These are narrow, dark, and damp tunnels. 
  • The catacombs can get chilly, even in summer. Be sure to carry a light jacket or shawl. 
  • Cycling to the catacombs is a good option, especially on Sundays as there is little-to-no traffic. 
  • Food options around the catacombs are limited, so it is advisable to carry a packed lunch. 
  • The catacombs are underground, with no elevators. Wheelchair access is non-existent. 
  • Exploring each individual catacomb network would last between 1-2 hours. 

Frequently Asked Questions About Roman Catacombs Tours

How can I buy Roman Catacombs tours?

You can purchase Roman Catacombs tours online or at the venue. It is advisable to book in advance to secure your preferred tour time.

Q. Can I buy Roman Catacombs Tour tickets online?

A. Yes, you can purchase Roman Catacombs tickets online. This way you can avail great discounts, combinations and offers on your tour. 

Can I explore the catacombs on my own without a guide?

No, most catacombs require visitors to be accompanied by a guide to ensure proper preservation, safety, and to provide valuable information about the historical significance of the site.

Are guided tours available for the Roman Catacombs?

Yes, guided tours are available and are the only way to explore the Catacombs. Knowledgeable guides provide historical context, insights, and stories about the catacombs, enriching your visit.

What is the cost of Roman Catacombs tours?

The cost of Roman Catacombs tours can vary depending on the specific tour, package, or combination of attractions included. On average, ticket prices for guided tours of the catacombs range from approximately €20 to €91 per person. However, prices may fluctuate based on factors such as the duration of the tour, the inclusion of additional attractions, and any special features or services provided. It is advisable to check our curated selection of experiences for the most accurate and up-to-date pricing information for the specific tour or package you are interested in.

What are some of the highlights of the Roman Catacombs tour?

Highlights of the Roman Catacombs tour include exploring the ancient Christian burial grounds, viewing the intricate frescoes depicting biblical scenes, as well as understanding the historical significance as sacred sites, symbolism in artwork, ancient inscriptions, impressive architecture, and its connection to Rome's cultural and religious heritage.

Where is the Roman Catacombs located?

The Roman Catacombs are located in various areas around Rome, Italy. Some of the well-known catacombs are situated along the Appian Way, one of the oldest and most important Roman roads. The Catacombs of Callixtus, Domitilla, Priscilla, and San Sebastiano are located along or near this historic route. Other catacombs, such as the Catacombs of Santa Domitilla and Santa Agnese, are found in different parts of the city.

Are the Catacombs in Rome accessible for individuals with mobility issues?

Most catacombs have limited accessibility due to their underground nature and uneven terrain. It is recommended to check with the specific catacomb you plan to visit for accessibility information and available accommodations.

Can I take photographs inside the Roman Catacombs?

Photography policies may vary among catacombs. In general, flash photography is not permitted due to preservation concerns, but you may be allowed to take non-flash photographs. It is best to check the specific rules at the catacombs you plan to visit.

Can I visit multiple Rome Catacombs in one day?

Depending on the catacombs' locations and your available time, it is possible to visit multiple catacombs in one day. However, consider travel times between sites and ensure you have ample time to fully explore each catacomb.

Are there any dress code requirements for visiting the Catacombs in Rome?

To respect the sacred nature of the catacombs, it is recommended to dress modestly and appropriately, with shoulders and knees covered. Some catacombs may have specific dress code requirements, so it's best to check before your visit.