Catacombs of Rome - Italy
The Catacombs of Rome are Roman subterranean crypts, catacombs and burial chambers. The Catacombs date back over 2,000 years. They are some of the oldest burial tunnels in the world. The network of underground tunnels were used years ago by the Romans to bury their dead. Some of those buried were recognized as early saints or martyrs. Today, the Catacombs of Rome are a popular city attraction. The catacombs are located on the Appian Way, one of Rome’s most famous ancient roads. Other visited catacombs include: Catacombs of St. Callixtus (the biggest of all Roman catacombs in the city), Catacombs of St. Domitilla (the oldest catacombs), and Capuchin Crypt (located in the center of historic Rome).
Touring the eerily quiet Catacombs are interesting, educational and full of Roman history. Walking through the narrow maze of underground tunnels is not recommended if you’re claustrophobic. Dress in layers as it can be cool and damp underground.
Book Rome Sightseeing Tours, Day Trips and Fun Things To Do
Choose from a variety of interesting Catacombs Tours. Book a Skip-the-Line Crypts and Roman Catacombs Small-Group Walking Tour. The half-day tour includes a visit to the Domitilla Catacomb, the Basilica of San Clemente and the Capuchin Crypt. Take a Catacombs and Roman Countryside Half-Day Walking Tour and explore the Appian Way to Rome’s ancient Catacombs and the Italian countryside.