The Road to Eternity: The Christian Catacombs

Rome, Italy

Experience Rating
icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Paper ticket
iconOffered in: English and 3 more

Being a private tour, you can choose your pace and ask your guide everything you want.You will be able to walk along the famous Appian Way, a perfectly preserved ancient road surrounded by the impressive tombs of the elite of Rome. Traces of ancient roman life will be shown in this tour.

Ticket and reservation fees with preferential access so you don't wait in line
Headsets for groups of six or more people
Transportation from or to hotel
Food or drinks

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
A driver will pick-you up directly from your hotel. Multiple pick-up available on request.

Departure Time

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9/19/2019 - 4/27/2021
Wednesday - Sunday:08:30 AM - 06:00 PM
Stop At:  
Mausoleo di Cecilia Metella
What were Religion and Death for the Romans? Were their ceremonies, habits and hopes really so different from the ones of the Christians and ours? With this tour you will find answers by visiting the Appian Way, a perfectly preserved ancient road surrounded by the impressive tombs of the elite of Rome as the mausoleum of Caecilia Metella, the daughter of a senator.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Catacombe di Santa Domitilla
You will then explore the christian catacomb of Domitilla, one of more than 60 in the city, and you will understand that such underground cemeteries had nothing to do with persecutions but much with a rational use of space.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Chiesa dei Santi Nereo e Achilleo
Entering the church of the martyrs Nereus and Achilleus with its poor, touching graves of common people will show the simple and intimate faith of the early Christians
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Basilica Papale San Paolo Fuori le Mura
The grandiose Basilica of S. Paul, erected in 390 AD in a pagan cemetery over the tomb of the saint, shows perfectly the transition to an official state religion imposed by the roman Emperors, reflecting the magnificence and decline of their absolute power.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • The catacombs, being underground galleries, are not suitable if suffering of claustrophobia or with mobility concerns. Wheelchairs and strollers are not allowed on this tour.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation policy

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