"HIC CONGESTA IACET QUAERIS
SI TURBA PIORUM CORPORA SANCTORUM
RETINENT VENERANDA SEPULCRA SUBLIMES ANIMA RAPUIT,
SIBI REGIA CAELI"
("Here, for those who seek, rest together a moltitude of Saints: their venerated tombs conserve their bodies, but the Kingdom of Heaven has taken to its bosom their elected soul")
Ancient places where the Christian were buried, and where they meet to prey secretly. Roman catacombs date back to the II century, and generally rose outside the city walls. Find here all information about the most important and famous catacombe in Rome.
At bottom find also our suggestion to visit the Catacombs of Rome.
St. Sebastian who was martyred under Diocletian in 288, was buried here.From the 3C to the 9C this was the most venerated area of subterranean Rome.
Address: Via Appia Antica 136
Phone ( 0039)06 78 50 350 -
Opening Times: 9.00 - 12.00 / 14.30 - 17.00 (17.30 in summer time); closed on Sundays and from 13/11 at 11/12
Entry: Euro 5,00
The VIA APPIA was the <<Regina Viarum>> of ancient Rome. Here, from the first centuries the largest labyrinths of underground Christian cemeteries in all of Rome were built. Asiede from these, there are innumerable hypogea and minor catacombs for private use which no availeble or yet discovered written records can tell us about.
Here was also built the catacomb of St. Callixtus, in the most excellent of all the cemeteries of the Christian community. Its name comes from the deacon Callixtus who, although buried in the cemetery of Calepodius on the Via Aurelia, was put in charge, during the 3rd century, of the wealth of the curch.
Address: Via Appia Antica 110
Phone (0039) 06 51 30 15 80
Opening Times: 9.00 - 12.00 / 14.00 - 17.00 (17.30 in summer time); closed on Wednesdays and in February
Entry: € 5,00 full price; € 3 reduced fee
It was built on the Via Salaria, together with other three catacombs. The catacomb of Priscilla is one among the largest and oldest in Rome, with origins that date back to the end of the 2nd century.. Priscilla was the founder of the camatery. She was a member of the patrician family <<Aclii Glabiones>> who had their hypogeum here.-
Address: Via Salaria 430
Phone (0039) 06 86 20 62 72
Opening Times: 8.30 - 12 / 14.30 - 17; closed on Mondays and January
Entry: € 5,00
Flavia Domitilla was the member of a Flavian imperial family, who owned the land on wich the cemetery was built. Beside the name Domitilla, the catacomb was also known under the name of Sts. Nereus and Achilleus. This cemetery is one of the oldest and largest in the entire complex of underground cemeteries in Rome.
Address: Via delle Sette Chiese 282
Phone (0039) 06 51 10 342
Opening Times:8.30 - 12 / 14.30 - 17; closed on Mondays and January
Entry: € 5,00
CATACOMBE DI SANT' AGNESE
Placed on the Via Nomentana, it is one of the four catacombs which were built on this Via. We still do not know when St. Agnes was martyred. It could have been under Valerianus (257-58) or under Diocletian in the first years of the 4th century. Her body was buried in an area probably owned by her family.
Address: Via Nomentana 349
Phone: 06 86 10 840
Opening Times: 9 - 12 / 16 - 18; closed on Mondays afternoon, Sundays and high days.
Entry: € 4,00
Catacombs and Roman Countryside Half-Day Walking Tour
By bus and by foot, explore beyond the city walls of Rome on the Catacombs and Roman Countryside tour. Travel along the Appian Way through rolling countryside, ancient roads and underground tombs, all making for a fantastic three hour escape from the hustle and bustle of central Rome.
A trip through underground Rome to discover the crypts, catacombs, underground burial chambers and pagan temples that now lie deep below the city's surface. A fascinating way to spend 3 hours in this great city.