Catacombs in Rome by:Paolo Pedica
Catacombs are burial places that are just outside the outskirts of Rome scattered throughout various tunnels. Burials inside the walls of Rome was forbidden therefore, tunnels were created to bury the dead both pagan and Christian alike. Tour of these unique catacombs is a highlight that many visitors truly enjoy.
At Rome Tour we offer private guided tours of the Catacombs so you can fully appreciate all that you will see while learning about the history of the various catacombs as well as the examples of early Christian art that is also home in the Catacombs.
Outside the walls of Rome, on the oldest road of Rome known as the Appian Way you will find the most famous catacombs, the Catacombs of St. Callixtus, Catacombe di San Callisto. The catacombs are one of the largest in the area offering tours for visitors. With our private tours, you will be able to enjoy visiting without other tourists so you can browse and ask all the questions you desire. The highlights of the catacombs are the crypt of the nine popes, early Christian paintings, sculptures, and frescoes.
The Catacombs of St. Domitilla is home to the oldest catacombs in Rome. The entrance to the catacombs is actually through a 4th century church. One of the unique attractions is the 2nd century fresco of the Last Supper.
The Catacombs of St. Sebastian has small tunnels with features such as early Christian graffiti and Christian mosaics.
Another exciting adventure that many children often love is the Catacombs found beneath the Capuchin Church of the Immaculate Conception. The church was built in 1645 and below the surface is an amazing collection of the bones of more than 4,000 monks all arranged in various patterns and different objects.
The professionals at Rome Tour offer unique private tours to the various underground areas of Rome including the Catacombs. One of the favored tours of their guests is one that starts at the Roman Houses on Caelian Hill under the Basilica of Saints John and Paul to the Celio. Here you will tour the 20 frescoed rooms, which date back to the 2nd century.
At Rome Tour, you can expect to see as much of Rome as you desire with a licensed and official tour guide that will be able to provide you with an exciting glimpse into the past of Rome while allowing you to feel the passion and love that Romans have for their culture and heritage. A trip to the various underground catacombs and hidden rooms is one that many never have the chance to embrace. At Rome Tour, custom tours are their specialty and if you desire to experience what is hidden below the surface of Rome while learning all the secrets then you will have a treat waiting for with their professional and passionate tour guides.
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