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Catacombe di Santa Domitilla

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Address: Via delle Sette Chiese 282, 00147 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: +39 06 511 0342
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Skip the Line: Crypts and Roman Catacombs Small-Group Walking Tour
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Melanie of City Wonders did magnificent tour

We went on the Catacombs and Crypts Tour with Melanie from City Wonders. She took extra care to learn something about each of us and did a really good tour of the Catacombs of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on the Catacombs and Crypts Tour with Melanie from City Wonders. She took extra care to learn something about each of us and did a really good tour of the Catacombs of St. Domitilla, the Crypt of the Basilica of St. Clemente and the Bone Gallery of the Capuchins. Melanie was delightful and the whole tour was well... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really interesting looking through some of the tunnels. Could have been 5 stars if there were pictures on display of what they found in some tombs etc. And would have been good to have had more freedom to wonder about than stay with the tour. Although recommended for kids over 7, our 4yo liked it!

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Basingstoke, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Thousands of Bodies were buried here in the distant past but we never saw any. Unsealed Tombs the bodies had rotted away and the sealed tombs were still sealed. There are about 17 kilometres of tunnels here so it advisable not to get lost. Photographing was discouraged .My Grandson said you would be ok if you had a 17 kilometre... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

A grisly subterranean stroll through niches and passageways that early Christians used for burials. Lacks appeal for children and the claustrophobic.

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Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The catacombs are a fascinating place to visit, but not for the claustrophobic. Spaces are tight, lighting is dim, and you are underground a bit. But don't let those things deter you because the tour is well worth it. The guides were well versed in the history of the tombs and were able to point out some really neat pieces... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We did not know what to expect so the guide surprised us with her knowledge. The history of the catacombs are fantastic and would to come back with my kids

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

An amazing place to spend a half day especially to escape the heat but lots of dark damp tunnels, slopes and steps and make sure you have plenty of layers as it is cool. Not for the faint hearted or if you cannot stand and walk for lengthy periods. The underground church has amazing acoustics. Excellent guides who explain the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We had an extra day in our schedule in Rome so we decided to do this tour. We were not disappointed. The guide was very knowledgeable and spoke great English. The grounds and outside were very clean and well kept. Nice gardens and lots of seating with and without shade. There were bathrooms and vending machines on the property. The... More 

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

First time in Rome - so much to see and do but very thankful to have been on the Crypts and Catacombs tour with Andy from CityWonders. Like most tour guides he was knowledgeable - but he stood out because he was also energetic, animated, and engaging, making him fun to follow and learn from! Would highly recommend this tour... More 

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Sanford, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

The Catacombe di Santa Domitilla is the oldest and most extensive of the catacombes found on the Appian Way. A sublevel church is the site of 2 early martyrs with the passageways leading off from it. It is most interesting to see how Christians buried their dead as opposed to the Romans who mainly cremated their dead. This is the... More 

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