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Catacombs Rome Opening Hours | When to Visit, Duration & More

Catacombs Rome Opening Hours

There are over forty Roman catacombs unearthed to date. Here is a list of the timings of the best catacombs in Rome: 

The Catacombs Of Domitilla
The Catacombs Of San Callisto (Callixtus)
The Catacombs Of Saint Sebastian
The Catacombs Of Priscilla
The Catacombs of Sant’Agnese
The Catacombs Of Domitilla

Open: Wednesday to Monday from 9 AM to 12 PM and 2 PM to 5 PM

Closed: Tuesdays

The Catacombs remain closed from Dec 15 to Jan 15. 

The Catacombs Of San Callisto

Open: Thursdays to Tuesdays from 9 AM to 12 PM and 2 PM to 5 PM

Closed: Wednesdays

The Catacombs remain closed on New Year’s Day (1st January), Easter, and Christmas Day (25th December).

The Catacombs Of Saint Sebastian

Open: Monday to Sunday from 10 AM to 5 PM

Seasonal closures: The catacombs remain closed on 25th December (Christmas Day), and 1st January (New Year’s Day).

The Catacombs Of Priscilla

Open: Tuesday to Sunday from 9 AM to 12 PM and 2 PM to 5 PM

Closed: Mondays

Catacombs of Sant’Agnese

Open: Thursday to Saturday from 9 AM to 12 PM and 3 PM to 6 PM

On Sundays, the catacombs remain open from 3 PM to 6 PM

Closed: Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday

Best Time to Visit the Roman Catacombs

Visit the Roman Catacombs
Best Time of the Year 

The ideal time to visit the catacombs of Rome is during the low season (September to November). During this time, there is a drop in temperature, and catacombs witness lesser footfall. Hence, plan your visit during this time for lesser crowds and a more immersive experience. 

Best Day of the Week 

If you prefer a quieter and less crowded experience, visiting on a weekday (Monday to Friday) would be a good choice. This is recommended especially in the peak seasons (April to June) when Rome is swarmed by tourists. 

Best Time of Day 

It is advisable to visit the sites at the start of Catacombs Rome opening hours or in the late afternoon. During the peak travel seasons, the catacombs may be less crowded during the early morning hours or late afternoon. You can plan your visit then!

How Long Does it Take to Tour the Roman Catacombs? 

The time needed to tour the catacombs depend on the kind of tour you opt for. Additionally, it can vary on your interest in a particular catacomb, the level of detail you want to explore, and many other factors. Typically, it takes around 3-4 hours to complete the top attractions. However, a full-day tour can take anywhere from 8-9 hours. It is advised to allocate ample time to explore each of the catacombs in detail. 

A guided tour is recommended while you explore the Catacombs of Rome to navigate expertly through the labyrinth of passageways & learn a lot about the history of a particular attraction. 




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Frequently Asked Questions About Catacombs Rome Opening Hours

What are Catacombs Rome opening hours?

The Catacombs Rome opening hours vary from one site to another. Mostly, the popular catacombs remain open from  9 AM to 12 PM and 2 PM to 5 PM. There are exceptions as in the case of the Catacombs of Saint Sebastian which stays open from 10 AM to 5 PM.

When is Roman Catacombs closed?

Typically, the catacombs remain closed on New Year’s Day (1st January), Easter, and Christmas Day (25th December). Some of the Rome Catacombs stay closed on Mondays, others on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

What is the best time to visit the Rome crypts and catacombs?

The best time to visit the Rome crypts and catacombs is during the low seasons (September to November) to experience the least crowds. You can also avoid the rush by planning your trip on the weekends.

Should I opt for the Rome catacombs tour?

We highly recommend you opt for Roman Catacombs Tour for an informative and hassle-free tour experience. Enjoy the company of an English-speaking guide as he/she tells you the history behind the catacombs & their significance, and navigate the labyrinth of passageways with ease!

How much time is needed to explore the best catacombs in Rome?

There is no fixed time. On average, it would take around 3-4 hours to tour the most visited Rome catacombs.

Can I tour Rome Catacombs at night?

If you want to explore the Rome Catacombs at night, a guided tour is a must. Please plan your itinerary in advance to properly allot time for each catacomb.

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