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The Original Rome Capuchin Crypts and Catacombs Tour

€59
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3 hr. 30 min.
  • A special 3-in-1 ticket will let you explore three remarkable historic landmarks of Rome, all in the same day!
  • With an expert historian guide leading the way, you'll be ushered with facts, anecdotes, figures, and insider tips.
  • You'll visit one attraction after the other on a comfortable, AC coach vehicle.
  • Descend underground into the sacred Christian Catacombs to discover frescoes, iconography, and burial places decorated with skeletal remains.
  • At the Basilica San Martino Ai Monti next, you'll notice Gagliardi's frescoes and remnants of the more distant past like the ancient Corinthian columns, aisles, and nave.
  • Reflect on immortality at the Capuchin Crypts, decorated with skeletal remains of over 4,000 friars.
  • 2:30 PM: Tour start time
  • 2:50 PM: Arrive at Catacombs
  • 3:45 PM: Leave Catacombs
  • 4:10 PM: Bus drops off a group to go to San Martino Ai Monti.
  • 4:20 PM: Arrive at San Martino Ai Monti.
  • 4:50 PM: Leave San Martino Ai Monti.
  • 5 PM: Back on Bus
  • 5:30 PM: Arrive at Capuchin Crypts
  • 6 PM: Finish tour"
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Roman Basilicas and Underground Catacombs on the Appian way

€64
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3 hr.
  • This exceptional tour led by either an English, French, German or Spanish-speaking guide, ensures you don't miss out on Rome's finest basilicas, cathedrals, and the chilling catacombs.
  • Enjoy the added benefit of complimentary hotel pick-up at centrally located hotels, if your hotel isn't included in these services, you may assemble at from Via Carlo Alberto in front of Hotel Mecenate Palace.
  • From marvelling at the Basilica of St. John Lateran, the oldest church in the West to being awe-inspired by Holy Staircase that many believe Jesus walked on, this tour is your tickets to all Papal treasures.
  • Please bear in mind that this itinerary includes sites of religious significance and hence, make sure you keep your knees and shoulders covered to adhere to the authority's guidelines.
  • Bear in mind that hotel drop-off services are not provided, but you will be dropped off to the city centre instead.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 48 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Guided Tour & Panoramic Bus Transfer to the Catacombs

€45
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2 hr.
  • Get your facts straight on this VIP guided tour aboard a panoramic bus leading you to the eerie catacombs of Rome.
  • Start at Venice Square, from where you will get picked up on the panoramic open bus.
  • The Panoramic Open Bus will bring you from the city center to the Rome underground venue of the Catacombs.
  • Once at the catacombs, your tour guide will expertly navigate your way through the underground tunnels.
  • Learn of the unusual history of Rome while snaking your way through the concealed side of the ancient city.
  • Pick up intriguing facts, details, and anecdotes from your expert tour guide (in your language of preference).
  • This guided tour is available in English, Spanish, Italian, and German languages.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Roman Catacombs Tour | Book Roman Catacombs Tour 

When we think of Rome, we think of it as the seat of some of the best art and history in the world. A deeper look into ancient Christian traditions that prevailed in Rome would lead you to the underground cemeteries, today known as catacombs. Dating back to 2 AD, these 2000 year old Christian burials are one of the eeriest landmarks in Rome.

Book your Roman Catacombs Tickets to get a glimpse of the burial sites of ancient times located slightly outside the city limits, which draw a substantial number of visitors even today. Read on to know more about the Roman Catacombs tickets, highlights of the attraction and more.

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Why Visit Roman Catacombs?

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  • The catacombs show you a different side to Roman history, the tunnels were carved out by hand for mining and were later used as eternal resting places. 
  • The walls of the catacombs are adorned with carvings, paintings, and restored frescoes, showing you a different side to Roman artwork. 
  • Popes and saints dating back to the 2nd century BC were buried in the catacombs. 
  • A change from the usual vibe of Rome, the catacombs combine art, history, and a bit of myth. The walls in some places are lined with skeletons of people who were buried there. 
  • You’ll find ancient Roman tombs ranging from those of ordinary citizens, to the Mausoleum of Cecilia Metella, the daughter of a prominent Roman consul. 
  • Only 5 of the 60+ catacombs are open to the public.

What is the Best Way To Book Roman Catacombs Tickets? Book Online

Being a historic landmark that attracts tourists from all over the world, it’s better to book your Roman Catacombs tickets in advance for a hassle-free and enjoyable trip. Buy your tickets online and in just a few clicks, book your preferred tour slot for the day.

  • Convenience: Enjoy your trip to the Roman Catacombs which were used as Christian burials and leave the hassle of long lines behind with the fast-track tickets that make your trip perfect.
  • Advance Reservations: With the online process, you can easily secure your trip in advance by booking your tickets and tour slots beforehand.
  • Great Discounts: Explore the eerie wonders of Roman Catacombs at excellent prices, as online booking gives you incredible discounts. 

Roman Catacombs Tour Highlights

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Frescoes

Recently, numerous frescoes on the walls of the catacombs were restored. These pieces of art in the catacombs are a true sight for sore eyes. Most frescoes are based on characters and places from the Old and New Testament both, including paintings of Noah, Babylonia and more.

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Carvings

Apart from the slightly morbid skeletons on the walls, you’ll get to see intricate carvings of ancient Christian origin, such as a dove with an olive branch, or a fish representing Christ. You’ll also see symbols such as bread loaves, to symbolize funeral meals in honour of the dead. 

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Resting Places

While remains of some prominent saints were moved from the catacombs to other burial sites, there are statues and tombstones that have been erected in their honour, designed to pay tribute to Christianity. You will find simple tombs closed with bricks or marble slabs, and also more magnificent ones with proper burial chambers. 

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The Tunnels

The catacombs are found in central and southern Italy, where the ground contains easily removable soil. The tunnels were dug by hand while mining for limestone, and span miles in length. They can reach a height of 70 ft in some areas.

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Pilgrimage

Some saints continue to be buried in the crypts, and the catacombs become an almost pilgrimage-like experience for many Christians. Numerous martyrs are buried here as well, and their crypts are decorated with graffiti. 

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Guides

Most guides on the catacomb tours are priests or monks themselves, and would be able to give you abundant information on the religious history and other intricacies of the catacombs. You will learn more about the relevance of the murals, art and frescoes of the catacombs in their presence.

Plan Your Visit To Roman Catacombs

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  • Best Time To Visit: Early mornings or late evenings. 
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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)

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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.
Roman Catacombs Tour
  • Baths of Caracalla: The famous Roman baths! 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 by 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. 

All Your Questions About Roman Catacombs Tour Tickets Answered

Q. Where can I buy Roman Catacombs Tour tickets?

A. You can purchase Roman Catacombs tickets online for availing discounts. 

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. 

Q. What is the cost of Roman Catacombs Tour tickets?

A. Roman Catacombs tickets start at EUR 5 for children, and can go up to EUR 69 for a combined tour of a few catacombs.

Q. Can I get a discount on Roman Catacombs Tour tickets?

A.  Yes. You can avail great discounts on your Roman Catacombs tour tickets by booking them online. 

Q. What is the Roman Catacombs Tour?

A. The Roman Catacombs Tour would consist of a guided visit to one or more catacombs or burial sites, known for their unique place in Roman history.

Q. How can I get access to the Roman Catacombs Tour?

A. Entry into the catacombs requires a ticket. Tickets to the tour are available online or at the venue. 

Q. Where is the Roman Catacombs Tour located?

A. The catacombs are located in Rome, slightly away from the main city centre. 

Q. What are some of the highlights of the Roman Catacombs Tour?

A. The frescoes, tombs, paintings, and carvings are a must-see on the tour. 

Q. How to reach the Roman Catacombs Tour?

A. Cycling or public transport is the best way to reach the catacombs.

Q. What are the timings of the Roman Catacombs Tour?

A. Most tours are available between 9 AM - 12 noon, and again between 4 PM - 6 PM on select days of the week. 

Q. What facilities are available in the Roman Catacombs Tour?

A. Guided tours of the catacombs are available. 

Q. Is the Roman Catacombs Tour wheelchair accessible?

A. No. The catacombs are underground tunnels with no elevator access, and include a lot of walking. 

Q. Is photography allowed in the Roman Catacombs Tour?

A. No. Photography and videography in the catacombs are prohibited. 

Q. Is it worth visiting the Roman Catacombs Tour?

A. The catacombs provide a different view of Roman art, history, and culture, and are a must-visit.