3 hours 30 minutes
Make your way to the Triton fountain at Piazza Barberini, Rome 00187
Via Petroselli or Piazza Barberini (depending on the day)
Discover Rome’s ancient, subterranean, Christian burial places on an Underground Rome Catacombs Tour!
With your Underground Rome Catacombs Tour tickets, you’ll uncover the many Christian catacombs located beneath the city of Rome. Unlike the pagans who cremated their dead, the followers of the new religion, Christianity, required burial upon their deaths. And, as a result, there are about 40 Christian catacombs, as well as six known Jewish catacombs in Rome. Travel between Rome’s hallowed grounds in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle as your guide brings you up to speed on the history of catacombs, including how and why they were constructed, how they were lost, and who later discovered them. It’s one of the best things to do in Rome!
You’ll start your tour at the Capuchin Crypt, which contains the remains of about 4,000 Capuchin friars. Its several small chapels are rather morbidly adorned with human bones, including countless skulls. You’ll also have the opportunity to peruse the Capuchin Museum, which has documented the Capuchin Order’s achievements throughout its history. Then, go underground at the Catacombs of Santa Priscilla and plumb its vast tunnel network.
You’ll visit Case Romane del Celio. Situated under the 3rd century villa of a wealthy patrician family, you’ll find frescoes by the most famous artists of the day, immaculately preserved for posterity.
Voucher information: You can show your voucher on your smartphone (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)
So there’s no last-minute rush, please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before departure time.
There are no refunds or re-bookings for late arrivals or no-shows.
There will be a group size of 18 or less people per guide.
Due to the religious nature of the sites, photography is not allowed.
Sites on this itinerary include holy places and attire must be appropriate for the visit. Both men and women are asked to wear clothing that covers at least the shoulders and knees. It is sufficient to bring extra coverings with you and put them on before our entrance to the holy areas.
Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate guests with mobility impairments, wheelchairs, or strollers on this tour.
There will a moderate amount of walking involved.
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