The development of the catacomb dates from the second through the fifth centuries A.D. with three principal areas: an arenarium, a cryptoportico from a large Roman villa, and an underground burial area of the noble Roman family Acilius Glabrio. On account of the fact that seven early popes and many martyrs were buried in the cemetery, it was known as the “Queen of the Catacombs” in antiquity. Excavated out of the soft volcanic terrain the galleries stretch out for approximately 13 kilometers in an irregular pattern. At times the one comes upon a cubicle which was used as a family or group tomb or for the burial of a martyr.
Open : 9am - 12am | 2pm - 5pm
Closed on Monday
Schedule ( according with your booking )
- Meet the guide at the meeting point at the given time.
- Rich the site of the visit.
- The visit will begin with the tour guide.
- At the end of the explanations walk to the next site of the program.
- If you have no other visits included this will be the end of the tour.
What You Should Bring
Nothing specific for this visit but bring a photo camera for the pictures. However as you are visiting the Catacombs which are located underground where the air is cooler then outside, bring a light jacket maybe a good idea for the ladies.
Is a transportation included in this visit ?
No transportations included. Only if you booked separately .
Is there a dress code for this visit ?
YES in the churches and the catacombs a dress code is requested: shoulders and legs need to be covered; cover your legs down to the knees.
Do you need a Transportation ?
If you need a pick up to join us at the tour starting point please let us know.
We can provide you a car or a van transfer service.
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