One of the smallest Christian cemeteries, this has always been one of the most accessible catacombs located near a platform, under which is a sandstone cavity which once may have been named “ad catacumbas“, thus giving this and all other tombs of this type their name. Inside are 3 mausoleums of the second half of the 2nd century with frescoes, a room called the Triclia used for funereal banquets which walls have hundreds of graffiti by the devotees with appeals to the apostles Peter and Paul and the chapel of Honorius III, adapted as the vestibule of the mausoleum, with interesting 13th century paintings of Peter and Paul, the Crucifixion, saints, the Massacre of the Innocents, Madonna and Child, and other subjects.
Open : 10am - 4:30pm
Closed on Sunday
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.
Create your custom tour adding visits
Add any site you want to visit and we will create an itinerary for you.