Private Tour: Rome’s Jewish Catacombs

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 1 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Details :
    Via Appia
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

Overview

Delve beneath street level for a look at Rome's mysterious underground catacombs. On this 1.5-hour private tour, discover the Vigna Randanini catacombs, one of just two Jewish catacombs in Rome that are open to the public. As you explore the vaults, mortuaries and narrow walkways, listen as your guide explains Vigna Randaninis history and translates the ancient Latin and Greek inscriptions on the marble tombs, and learn the differences between the Jewish catacombs and those of the Christians and pagans.

Highlights

  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver

Know More about this tour

Meet your private guide on Via Appia Pignatelli and begin your discovery of the Vigna Randanini catacombs. Located under Appian Way, one of the earliest known roads through ancient Rome, these Jewish catacombs were unearthed in the 19th century and are believed to date back to the 2nd century.

Head below ground and explore the catacombs with your guide, a knowledgeable archaeologist and historian. Creep down narrow shafts past vaults and mortuaries, noticing their remarkable state of preservation, and examine the intricate Latin and Greek epitaphs still visible on the marble tombs that line the burial chambers. You'll also learn the many differences between the Jewish catacombs and the Christian and pagan ones elsewhere in the city.

After 1.5 hours exploring the catacombs, head back up to street level to conclude your tour.

Inclusions

  • Professional guide
  • Entrance fees

Exclusions

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

A moderate amount of walking is involved

Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair

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