Delve into the underground and learn the secrets behind this cryptic graveyard and why these catacombs are one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Italy. Your guide will reveal the legends, burial rituals and process during this period of time as you wander among these ancient and mysterious tombs.
Second in size to the more famous Circus Maximus, Maxentius in the best preserved Circus in Rome. Built between 306 and 312, Circus of Maxentius rests between the basilica and catacombs of San Sebastiano and the tomb of Cecilia Metella.
The tour continues with an external visit to the Mausoleum of Caecilia (Cecilia) Metella, built in the 1st century BC to honor the daughter of Quintus Caecilius Metellus Creticus (a prominent member of Roman nobility.)
The Appian Way (completed in 312 B.C) was one of the earliest and longest roads of Ancient Rome. It was also the most significant- both symbolically and strategically. Symbolically in that all roads really did lead to Rome (like that famous saying) most likely and maybe even literally at this point. And strategically because, the Appian Way was the main route for all supplies and the military, connecting Rome to Brindisi in southeast Italy.
Admire the magnificent Claudian Aqueduct, regarded as one of the 4 greatest aqueducts of Rome. Erected in 52 AD, this aqueduct spanned over 40 miles long, most of which was underground.
By the 3rd century AD, Rome had a total of 11 aqueducts since original construction began. Yet what remains is a breathtaking vision of one of the most incredible engineering feats of its time. The ancient aqueducts are still impressive by today’s standards.
This sightseeing tour is the perfect option to see some of the best, secret sites in Rome.