Rome Catacombs Tour and the Appian Way
Set of on the Rome Catacombs Tour to discover Roman ancient underground cemeteries, priceless evidence of the ancient world, full of interesting archeological findings.
Soak up the mysterious atmosphere at the Catacombs in Rome and walk down through this ancient world.
Highlights of this tour
- Rome Catacombs
- ruins of Ancient Appian Way
- Tomb of Cecilia Metella
- Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
- Starting Time: 8:30 am – 2 pm
- 3 Hours
Reach the Catacombs in Rome
Start your Rome Catacombs Tour by meeting your English-speaking tour guide directly at your hotel downtown Rome. Together, we will head to the most-well preserved Catacombs in Rome. Cross the maze of quarries and tunnels, while your tour guide tells you stories and legends of the early Christians during the days of Roman persecution.
Marvel at some of the finest examples of early Christian frescoes and artwork!
Head to the Ancient Appian Way
Next, reach the Ancient Appian Way, Rome’s gateway to the East, built in 312 B.C. to connect Rome with the South of Italy. Walk down the ancient paving blocks of the first highway ever built, surrounded by the greenery of the regional park, named Parco dell’Appia Antica.
Visit the Tomb of Cecilia Metella
End your Rome Catacombs Tour with a visit to the Tomb of Cecilia Metella, a massive mausoleum situated on the top of a hill, built for the daughter in law of Rome’s richest man, Marcus Crassus, who served under Julius Caesar.
Enter the tomb, which interior consists of a conical, funerary chamber, open at its top with an oculus.
General Information About This Tour
GENERAL INFO AND RECOMMENDATIONS
The Rome Catacombs Tour lasts 3 hours and covers:
- access to the most well-preserved Catacombs in Rome
- stroll through the Ancient Appian Way
- visit to the Tomb of Cecilia Metella
The Rome Catacombs Tour is available everyday, except on Monday
Entrance Tickets to the Catacombs can be bought directly on-site.
Tickets for the Tomb of Cecilia Metella shall be reserved in advance:
- you can reserve you tickets independently;
- alternatively, you can ask me for assistance to reserve the tickets.
- Meeting point for the Rome Catacombs Tour is set directly at your hotel downtown Rome.
COMBINE YOUR TOUR WITH
The Rome Catacombs Tour can be customized with multiple itinerary extensions, such as:
- Evening Food Tour
- Rome City Tour
We had 2 days of walking tours with Nicole. She was the best! She is so knowledgable and provided so much information for us. We have been to Rome several times and always chose a private walking tour. Nicole was one of the best tour guides we ever had. Thanks Nicole for making our trip the most memorable!
Donna Mchale (Chicago, Illinois)
September 13th, 2015
We just arrived home from our 12-day Italian vacation. Hands down, the highlight of our trip was the time we spent with Nicole. She was a fabulous tour guide! Truly, the best one (group or private) we had during our stay. On our first full day in Rome, she met us at our apartment and took us on a 3-hour tour of the Colosseum and Ancient Forum. On our last full day of vacation, we met Nicole again for a tour of the Vatican. Each and every time she took wonderful care of us!
Kwb327 (Washington D.C)
August 1st, 2015
Simply the best way to experience the Vatican in my opinion. Nicole provided a brilliant and fascinating private tour of the Vatican. She had a hard job as our children (9 & 11) were tired, it was hot and busy but she made it so interesting and really engaged with the children understanding completely how much they could take in. They keep talking about the interesting facts they discovered. We knew it would be hard to make such an historic and detailed site interesting but she managed it and the children and we really enjoyed it.
Simon M (Hampton, UK)
August 24th, 2016
Nicole was such a fantastic guide! She is also an archaeologist by trade and as a result has a depth of knowledge which she shares in an easy to embrace manner. She also has access to places others do not. She is young, smart and bubbly. It is obvious she loves what she does and wants to share her perspective. Our two sons in their 20's were fully engaged and entertained by her. We all learned so much even though we weren't looking to.
Bundle11 (New York, USA)
June 7th, 2015
My husband, daughter and I spent a great morning at the Vatican with Nicole. She is a delightful young woman...and also a trained archaeologist with incredible knowledge of Vatican artifacts and artwork. Her enthusiasm for both is contagious! Nicole helped us bypass all of that and we were in in no time! Throughout our tour, she also helped us negotiate our way around large tour groups that clog passageways.
Linda B (Worcester, Massachusetts)
April 30th, 2015
We took a tour of Basilica San Clemente and the Priscilla Catacombs with Nicole and enjoyed it immensely. Not only was she very informative, pointing out all kinds of details we would have otherwise missed, but also very friendly. She spoke clearly and was always open to us interrupting and asking our own questions. When it came to the Priscilla Catacombs, Nicole knew all the staff personally and was able to show us the most important sights and tell stories to bring them to life.
William2424 (London, UK)
March 3, 2015
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