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Rome Catacombs

Virtually everyone who comes to Rome has heard about the elusive Roman Catacombs, intricate and labyrinthine networks carved deep into the soft volcanic rock by early Christians to bury their dead and hold special religious memorials to honor the martyrs.

More than perhaps any other monument in the Eternal City, these mysterious tunnels evoke a sense of timelessness and wonder as visitors venture into the dark to be illuminated by the amazing history of what has become one of the world’s preeminent religions.

A trip into the Catacombs will dispel the myths of their function and just how what originally began as a cult took root in the center of the Empire, changing the course of spirituality forever.

Whether your visit is one of pilgrimage or of curiosity and adventure these solemn and enlightening passages unveil a side of Rome that cannot be missed, with treasures and surprising facts around every turn.

Opening hours

Catacombs of Domitilla

  • From 9:00 to 12:00 & 14:00 to 17:00 daily except Tuesdays 

Catacombs of St. Callixtus

  • From 9:00 to 12:00 & 14:00 to 17:00 daily except Wednesdays

Catacombs of St. Sebastian

  • From 10:00 to 17:00 daily except Sundays

FAQs

  • I have mild/moderate claustrophobia, is this tour claustrophobic?

    Yes. Please note that the Crypts and Catacombs are located in small, dark areas , with narrow paths and low ceilings. As the venues are underground there are no windows. We do not recommend this tour if you are claustrophobic.

  • How can I cancel a booking?

    To cancel your booking, please contact our Customer Care team by phone or email. If you have booked your tour through a third party distributor, please contact them directly to cancel or rebook your tour.

  • I would like to add another person to my booking

    We are happy to assist with this request - availability permitting. Please contact our Customer Care Team who can check availability on the tour and take payment for the additional booking, as payment details are not saved in our system for security reasons.

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