Catacombs in Rome with private transfer

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For many visitors to Rome. The most beautiful of the catacombs is undoubtedly the main highlight. Venture deep underground to explore the incredible tunnels that were dug out by hand nearly 2,000 years ago and learn about the very beginning of Christianity. This is a side of Rome you’ve never seen before.

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Duration: 2 to 3 hours
Starts: Rome, Italy
Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours



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For many visitors to Rome. The most beautiful of the catacombs is undoubtedly the main highlight. Venture deep underground to explore the incredible tunnels that were dug out by hand nearly 2,000 years ago and learn about the very beginning of Christianity. This is a side of Rome you’ve never seen before.

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Stop At: Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, Via Appia Antica 110, 00179 Rome Italy

The word “cemetery” comes from an Ancient Greek word which meant “place of rest”. The catacombs of Rome provided for the first generations of Christians, awaiting their resurrection and salvation in their tombs, deep beneath the ground on the outskirts of Rome. From the martyrs to farmers, hundreds of thousands of early Christians ended up in the catacombs, buried close together in a maze of underground tunnels beside the Appian Way. The catacombs are so extensive that you could easily get out of your way – a good reason to go with a tour guide! For many visitors to Rome. The most beautiful of the catacombs is undoubtedly the main highlight. Venture deep underground to explore the incredible tunnels that were dug out by hand nearly 2,000 years ago and learn about the very beginning of Christianity. This is a side of Rome you’ve never seen before. The catacombs of the Appian Way are essentially the underground graveyards of the first Christians in Rome, who had their dead outside of the city. Were built on the outskirts of Rome. As an important consular road connecting Rome with the south, the Appian Way While many Romans built elaborate tombs by the roadside, the Christians buried their dead in labyrinthine catacombs. Miles of underground tunnels were built by digging through the soft tufa stone, providing space for saints and martyrs as well as countless ordinary Christians.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Via Appia Antica, Via Appia, Rome Italy

You walk along the ancient cobblestones past vast tombstones and spectacular countryside you feel as though you’ve been transported back in time.



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