Rome: The Underground - The Catacombs
- Benefit from a VIP return transfer in a fully equipped minivan
- Explore a darker side of Rome
- Learn about the history of this sacred place
The tour begins at one of the most spectacular centrally located squares in Rome: Venice Square, next to the Town hall. A VIP minibus fully equipped with air conditioning will take you to the ancient Roman catacombs. The staff will provide an App City audio guide that will introduce the venue and the old road of Via Appia.
Located just outside of the city and hidden deep underground, the catacombs were created in the second century in response to a shortage of land for deceased’s remains. Dating back almost 2,000 years to the 2nd century AD, this extensive network of tunnels snaking underground was once both a burial ground and a place of worship for the first Christians in Rome. With an expert guide you’ll explore these extensive tunnels lined with tombs carved right out of the rock, and hear the fascinating history of these sacred places.
Due to the very limited access to the catacombs, you should make your booking in advance - especially around Easter and between May and September, when Rome swarms with travellers. The cool catacombs make for a great break from Italy’s summer heat.
- 1h VIP return transfer from the city center to the Rome underground venue of the catacombs
- Entrance ticket to the main Catacombs in Rome
- Guided tour within the Catacombs available in 5 languages (Italian, English, French, Spanish and German) - about 45 minutes
- Drink and food
- Pickup service from hotels
Prepare for the activity
Meet at Touristation Colosseo and Foro Romano next to Piazza Venezia. When facing the Vittorio Emanuele II monument, the office is on the right-hand side and there is a small fountain just in front.Open in Google Maps ⟶
• Catacomb tours are not recommended for travellers who may get claustrophobic due to the small spaces; the tour is not accessible to visitors in wheelchairs or with severe motor disabilities
• Catacombs are holy places, so guests should dress appropriately—all should cover their shoulders and thighs. It’s best to also have a light jacket, as it can get cold underground
• Visitors with certain disabilities may be entitled to a free ticket after speaking directly to the ticket office of the catacombs