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Catacombs of Rome (Catacombe di Roma)
Catacombs of Rome (Catacombe di Roma)

Catacombs of Rome (Catacombe di Roma)

Open daily 9am - noon and 2pm - 5pm
Via delle Botteghe Oscure 31

The Basics

Five of the catacombs are currently open to visitors, including St. Sebastian and St. Callixtus. A trip to the catacombs is often combined with a visit to the Roman countryside and the ancient Appian Way, either on foot or by bike. Choose a tour tailored for kids and families, one focused on ghosts and mystery, or a walking tour with skip-the-line access to beat the crowds.

For an exclusive after-hours experience, tour the crypt at night when it’s closed to the public and during which English-speaking guides explain past burial rituals and give historical context to the sights.

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Catacombs of Rome and Ancient Appian Way 3-Hour Tour with private driver
Catacombs of Rome and Ancient Appian Way 3-Hour Tour with private driver
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USD196.66 per adult
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Amazing tour, highly recommend
Constantin was a wonderful guide. He messaged prior to the tour and picked us up on time. He was very knowledgeable, showing us around Rome, and stopping at some extra stops along the way! Highly recommend this tour to anyone looking to see those extra places in Rome that you may miss. The catacombs were phenomenal and visiting the Roman wall museum was also a highlight! An excellent tour!
Tara_H, Jan. 2023

Recent reviews from experiences in Rome

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Jennifer_H, Dec. 2022
Catacombs of Rome and Ancient Appian Way 3-Hour Tour with private driver
Mauro was an excellent guide and very knowledgeable about the history of everything Roman. We had a wonderful morning with him. We asked him if he could recommend a good local restaurant, and he dropped us at a restaurant owned by friends. It was great!
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Catacombs of Rome and Bacilica of St Paul tour is a must see!
Roy_C, Nov. 2022
Catacombs of Rome and Ancient Appian Way 3-Hour Tour with private driver
Loved this tour and learned so much about the Catacombs of Rome. Toured the Bacilica of St Paul and saw Ceasar's palace. We loved our driver!!!!
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Awesome experience
Cornelia_B, Nov. 2022
Catacombs of Rome and Ancient Appian Way 3-Hour Tour with private driver
We were picked up and driven around by a very knowledgeable driver who went above and beyond his duty showing us the sights. The catacombs were pretty good too
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Personal experience
Diane_R, Oct. 2022
Catacombs of Rome and Ancient Appian Way 3-Hour Tour with private driver
Lorenzo was a wonderful escort and guide. The car was very comfortable and Lorenzo got us to the catacombs and talking about important sites to and from. He also took us to San Paola Basilica which was beautiful. Wonderful and personal experience.
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Great tour
Remington_D, Oct. 2022
Catacombs of Rome and Ancient Appian Way 3-Hour Tour with private driver
What a great tour! Patrick facilitated the tour of the Roman catacombs and then showed us several things we were not anticipated especially St Paul’s cathedral in Rome and the ruins of a large villa close to the start of the Appian way. Patrick was very friendly and knowledgeable as he pointed out sites and explained history connected to those sites. He was so courteous and it was a great tour. A good way to get oriented in Rome. P.S. he has great candy 🍬 😉
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Excellent tour, great driver
Izabela_B, Sep. 2022
Catacombs of Rome and Ancient Appian Way 3-Hour Tour with private driver
We had a catocombs tour on 4/9/22. Everything was great despite the rain 😊. The transport to and from the catacombs was excellent. The driver was a fantastic companion and had a vast knowledge of ancient Rome. We learnt a lot, and had a good fun. Highly recommend!
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Barry_A, Jul. 2022
Catacombs of Rome and Ancient Appian Way 3-Hour Tour with private driver
Patrick was an excellent guide. He was friendly and knowledgeable and made this an enjoyable tour. He brought these ancient sites to live for us
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Catacombs your plus
LeonardScott_H, Jul. 2022
Catacombs of Rome and Ancient Appian Way 3-Hour Tour with private driver
Awesome comfortable tour Patrick was great and accommodating Car was immaculate and made for a very comfortable outing
star-5
Great tour and transport
Sharon_B, Jul. 2022
Catacombs of Rome and Ancient Appian Way 3-Hour Tour with private driver
Great tour with flawless pick up and drop off at our hotel. Catacombs were very interesting and we went to several some other amazing sites, St Paul’s Basilica, Cesar’s home etc etc that you don’t see on other tours.
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Great driver took us...
Helen_P, Jul. 2022
Catacombs of Rome and Ancient Appian Way 3-Hour Tour with private driver
Great driver took us where we wanted to go see the aqueducts and dropped us off near a specific spot. Catacombs were great but short tour.
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Solid tour
Will_P, May 2022
Catacombs of Rome and Ancient Appian Way 3-Hour Tour with private driver
Our driver was very knowledgeable and personable. He took us to places after the catacombs that were not included in the tour and I highly recommend him. The tour itself was short but our driver made it a great experience.
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Well worth it
Robert_W, May 2022
Catacombs of Rome and Ancient Appian Way 3-Hour Tour with private driver
The catacombs were amazing. Such a great historical place with a great story behind it. Our driver, Ando was wonderful. Would recommend this trip.
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Due to the delicate nature of the surroundings, travelers cannot visit the catacombs independently; all visits must be part of a guided group or private tour.

  • Tours and group visits can be arranged upon arrival at the most popular catacombs, but visits must be booked in advance at the less-visited spots.

  • Catacomb tours are not recommended for travelers who get claustrophobic.

  • Catacombs are holy places, so all guests should cover their shoulders and thighs; it’s best to also have a light jacket, as it can get cold underground.

  • The Catacombs of Rome are not wheelchair or stroller accessible.

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How to Get There

You’ll find the Roman Catacombs on Via Appia Antica, Via Ostiense, Via Labicana, Via Salaria, and other roads. They can be reached by public transport on various metro and bus lines. Many tours to the catacombs depart from Rome’s Piazza Barberini.

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When to Get to There

Most of Rome’s crypts and catacombs are open year-round from 9am to 5pm with a short break for lunch; they're typically closed on Sundays. Limited access to the catacombs makes booking in advance a good idea, especially around Easter and between May and September, when Rome swarms with travelers. The cool catacombs make for a great break from Italy’s summer heat, but the quieter months are recommended for thinner crowds.

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Rome’s Strangest Sight?

Perhaps the most interesting sight in the catacombs is the Capuchin Crypt, or Bone Chapel, an area containing—and decorated with—the bones of 4,000 Capuchin friars. Crypt rooms are themed by different types of bones, from skulls to pelvis and leg bones.

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Catacombs of Rome (Catacombe di Roma)
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