Guided tour

Rome: Catacombs of Domitilla Guided Tour

4.8 / 5

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Rome: Catacombs of Domitilla Guided Tour

Activity provider: OPERA ROMANA PELLEGRINAGGI
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Explore the Catacombs of Domitilla, one of the largest underground cemeteries in Rome. Choose a tour in your preferred language and descend 16km beneath the busy streets, to feel the history preserved in the cold, stone walls.

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Duration 30 minutes
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Live tour guide
Italian, English, Spanish, German
Small group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Experience the chilling aura of some of Rome's most ancient catacombs
  • Admire a unique mixture of both pagan and Christian frescoes
  • Understand the sanctity of burial grounds for Christian martyrs
  • Learn from your guide about the delicate restoration process
  • Navigate the vast network of masterfully-built chambers
Full description

Peer into the distant past and creep through the crypts and passages of the Catacombs of Domitilla. Follow your guide to learn of the chilling past of the ancient burial ground, which dates back to the first century. Discover the hidden treasures in each room which are prized by Roman historians.

See exquisite frescoes by both Christian and pagan worshippers which are being carefully restored to this day. Appreciate the craftsmanship of the original builders and the dedication of present-day custodians, who tell the story of Rome’s conversion to Christianity.

In the “Hypogeum of the Flavians”, pay respects at the tombs of the Christian members of the Domitilla family, and learn about their troubled past. On the second level, visit the only underground basilica in Rome, where the bodies of the Holy Martyrs Nereus and Achilleus lie.

Learn about the ongoing efforts to recover the full expanse of these unique Catacombs, and the priceless artworks and artifacts that are stowed within.

Includes
  • Tour guide
  • Entrance fees
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    • Wheelchair users
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • All participants over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 22 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts
    • All participants are required to bring and wear FFP2 masks. Blue surgical masks will not be accepted

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    • Photography inside
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    4.8 /5

    based on 12 reviews

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    May 2, 2022

    Tour in German was very well guided, slow paced, which was good, and informative.

    April 11, 2022

    Family with 11 year old child. Wonderful and suggestive tour, very good and very empathetic guide. I really recommend it very much !!

    April 11, 2022

    Product ID: 408989