1 - 2 hours
If you are interested in experiencing something unusual about history, you must try the underground Rome Catacombs Tour. These places are just located outside ancient Rome, where our expert guide will take you to.
Here, you will encounter the different aspects of history in the dark maze. The Rome Catacombs Tour Burials have been situated outside the city because of the sanitation measures.
The pagans rarely buried the dead bodies. Instead, they cremated them. Christians preserve the dead bodies for the afterlife. Therefore, they perform this ritual in Catacombs. is a divine opportunity to learn about the parts of the city’s history.
Well, it was enough about the Catacomb’s history. To experience it more closely, you need to get there.
To find your way to the catacomb from the Rome city center, you can take a bus or ride for 15 minutes. From the Rome Termini station, you will get the 714 bus. After 12 stops, it will take you to Navigator.
This trip takes around 15 to 20 minutes. After, it takes approximately 10 minutes to walk to Delle Sette Chiese and reach the Underground Catacombs.
The bus journey may confuse you, but our tour will take you straight to your destination with no hustle. The other way to the Catacombs under Rome is private transportation.
This way, you don’t need to worry about the logistics. It will take you to the best Rome Catacombs.
The Domitilla Catacombs are the oldest Rome Catacombs. If you look at its structure, it’s 50 feet underground, and its length is around nine miles. This construction made it the largest network of Catacombs in Rome.
Interestingly, the Rome Catacombs tour will elaborate descending dark maze that contains the remnants of around 150 000 bodies. That’s three times the size of the Roman Colosseum.
Unfortunately, visitors can’t see the burial space of the Catacombs because of restricted access. But there is more to explore there, like macabre artwork, skulls, and bones.
The white-painted walls of the catacombs help to reflect the scarce torchlight of the tourists.
From here, you can visit Capuchin Crypts. It’s the site that comes before the Catacombs Under Rome. The cool thing is, it’s closer to the Rome City center. It’s a church.
The interesting fact, it contains the skeleton remains of around 3700 bodies. Between 1500 and 1870, these bodies died.
The better thing about this site is that you can get the live experience of human remains.
The Catacombs lie in the street of Appian Way. It’s one of the original seven roads leading to Rome. It connects to Puglia in southern Italy.
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The oldest Roman Catacomb got its structure in the 1st century. It was the first Catacomb that pagans ever built. The age of internal tunnels is even more than the Catacombs. It was the place for they took responsibility for making this large catacomb in the past. These Catacombs have to descend four levels, with 26250 tombs. Its construction dates from the 2nd to 5th century.