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Catacombe di Santa Domitilla

#147 of 1,396 things to do in Rome
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Address: Via delle Sette Chiese 282, 00147 Rome, Italy
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+39 06 511 0342
09:00 - 12:00
14:00 - 17:00
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Guided tour for two!

My dad wanted us to visit a catacombe, so after a ton of research and choosing between this and St. Priscilla, we chose Domitilla... And it was the best choice! To get there... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Teagan C
Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My dad wanted us to visit a catacombe, so after a ton of research and choosing between this and St. Priscilla, we chose Domitilla... And it was the best choice! To get there, simply catch the 714 bus from Rome Termini (the main station) and it's a 20min ride, and a short, flat and straight 9min walk. We arrived at... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was one of my favorite places that we visited while in Rome. Not only did it provide us with a very welcome break from the heat of July, but it was such an interesting look back in time. I have to admit that prior to visiting I really wasn't quite sure what a catacomb is, but it truly was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

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 16 November 2016 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

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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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 

Thank Ann C
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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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