Tour of Rome's underground catacombs and crypts

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4h

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Discover the ancestral and underground area of Rome and admire burial chambers, pagan burial sites, as well as the largest and oldest underground cemetery in Rome. Depending on the day you choose, you'll get to visit one of Rome's catacombs together with an expert guide who will unveil all of the site's history, anecdotes, and secrets. The catacombs of St. Callixtus were the official cemetery of the Church of Rome and half a million Christians were buried there among with many martyrs and popes. You'll also have the chance to explore the Crypt of St. Cecilia, the patron of music, martyred and entombed where her statue now lies. Domitilla's catacombs are one of the most extensive catacombs in Rome: they're are spread over 17 kilometers of underground caves, some of which are inaccessible, and they are situated over 16 meters underground. Some Christians have built these catacombs in the Ardeatina's area, after Domitilla had been banished in the III century. There are about 150000 burials, some of them are decorated.Saint Sebastian's catacombs, situated in Via Appia, are very important as historians believe that this was the were sanit Saints Peter's and Paul's bodies were buried. They are located in a slope that has always been used as a cemetery also before Christianism; later it was converted in a cemetery for slaves and freedmen. Priscilla's catacombs are one of the most ancient underground cemeteries. Its first burials date back to the second half of the II century AD and because of the big amount of graves there located, it is called "regina catacombarum". This cemetery was ransacked around the XVI century so there are no tombstones, coffins and tuff, nevertheless, there are still many well-preserved paintings to see and admire.

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Pick-up and transfers. Skip-the-line entrance to one of the catacombs (depending on the selected date). Guided tour

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Explore the ancestral and underground area of Rome and admire burial chambers and pagan burial sites. Visit one of Rome's catacombs together with an expert guide who will unveil all of the site's history, anecdotes, and secrets. Thanks to included pick-up service you won't have to worry about transport and timetables

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