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Rome Underground Catacombs Tour

Rome Catacombs and St Clemente Basilica - Private Tour
Duration
Duration 4 hours
Type
Tours and Sightseeing
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Private tour to visit Rome Underground Catacombs along the Old Appian Way and Basilica of San Clemente in Rome city center.

Your private tour of Undergrounds Rome Catacombs, Ancient Appian Way and San Clemente Basilica starts from your hotel in Rome.

At the lobby of your hotel meet your own private guide and your own private driver to experience in a comfortable way your Private Rome Undergrounds Tour.

Visit one of the ancient catacombs (Domitilla, San Callisto, or San Sebastiano), the underground Christian cemeteries along the Ancient Appian Way, and visit of the fascinating Basilica of San Clemente to take a tour in its magnificent mosaic and frescoes.

Your tour includes a stop at one of the most famous catacombs in Rome along the Appian Way, accordingly to the day of your tour and to the closing day of the catacombs: Domitilla or San Callisto or San Sebastiano.

A tour of Rome Catacombs offers a complete idea of the Christian community in the Imperial Rome and of Catholicism in town between the second and ninth centuries, as until the 2nd century the Christians didn’t have their own cemeteries.

Along the Ancient Appian Way, a sort of ancient highway built at the end of the 4th century BC, the Roman road connecting Rome to Brindisi in the southeast Italy, with your guide you will discover further important monuments ( the Church of Domine Quo Vadis and the Tomb of Caecilia Metella) and you will also have the opportunity to experience the emotion to walk on the ancient floor and on the same stones walked on by the Roman emperors.

You will appreciate the visit of San Clemente Basilica on the three levels where you enjoy of a travel back in the past.

Visit of the medieval Church with finest mosaics built on the remains of a fourth century basilica and then descend to the older building, a pagan temple of the first century dedicated to the divinity Mithras.



HIGHLIGHTS:
•    Pick up at your hotel in Rome
•    Visit of one Underground Catacomb (Domitilla or San Callisto or San Sebastiano)
•    Stroll along the Ancient Appian Way
•    Visit the three levels of San Clemente Basilica
•    Drop off at your hotel in Rome

 


DETAILS

 

Duration:
4 hours

Start Time Private Tour:  
Morning Tour or Afternoon Tour:


Meeting Point:
At the lobby of your hotel in Rome

Inclusion:
- Private Mercedes E series car (for your party from 1 to 2 people)
- Private Mercedes Minivan (for your party from 3 to 6 people)
- Professional English speaking driver
- Personal expert and licensed guide
- Catacomb reservation access


Exclusions:
Gratuities (optional)
Entrance fees to Catacombs (payable locally)
Entrance fees San Clemente Basilica (payable locally)

Notes:
More of 6 persons rates on request.

Catacombs closing days:
- Domitilla closed on Tuesday,
- San Callisto closed on Wednesday,
- San Sebastiano closed on Sunday.    



F.A.Q.

 

 

  • What catacombs are in Rome today?


Rome is home to several catacombs, some of the most famous being:

Catacombs of Domitilla: These catacombs are the largest in Rome, stretching over 17 kilometers (11 miles). They are named after Flavia Domitilla, a member of the Flavian imperial family. The catacombs contain numerous frescoes, sculptures, and inscriptions.

Catacombs of San Callisto (Callixtus): Located along the Appian Way, these catacombs are among the most important in Rome. They contain the Crypt of the Popes, where several early popes were buried, along with numerous early Christian martyrs.

Catacombs of San Sebastiano: Also along the Appian Way, these catacombs are named after Saint Sebastian and are among the earliest Christian burial sites in Rome. They contain the remains of many early Christians and martyrs.

Catacombs of Priscilla: These catacombs are known for their intricate frescoes, including the oldest known image of the Madonna and Child. They are named after Priscilla, who is believed to have owned the land on which they were constructed.

Catacombs of Sant'Agnese: Located on the Via Nomentana, these catacombs are dedicated to Saint Agnes, a young Christian martyr. They contain frescoes depicting scenes from the life of Agnes and other early Christian symbols.

These catacombs are significant historical and archaeological sites, providing insights into the early Christian community in Rome and its burial practices. They are open to the public for guided tours, offering a glimpse into ancient Roman religious practices and beliefs.


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But you'll also have the opportunity to submit any specific customization preferences, from tweaking the itinerary to adding unique experiences and we would be delighted to assist you in planning your ideal vacation to make your journey unique and unforgettable.

 

 



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