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Catacombe di Santa Domitilla

#144 of 1,431 things to do in Rome
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Address: Via delle Sette Chiese 282, 00147 Rome, Italy
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Wed - Mon 09:00 - 12:00
14:00 - 17:00
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Just finished the tour that started at 10 am. Extremely interesting and the guide was very imformative would definitely recommend. Our tour was early, so it was just us and one... read more

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

Just finished the tour that started at 10 am. Extremely interesting and the guide was very imformative would definitely recommend. Our tour was early, so it was just us and one other family, so would definitely go early as when our tour finished it looked alot busier. The tour lasts about 40 so not long not too short. Tour guide... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We saw the catacombe on the Crypts and Catacombs tour in September 2016. It was a very hot day but when we arrived at the Catacombs, it started to rain. While we were inside for a little over and hour, it rained and when we came out it was nice again. It is a good tour to do in the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent tour! This was the first part in a three part tour of "Rome's Underground". We really enjoyed the tour of the catacombs and the guide was very knowledgable describing the beliefs 1st Century (and prior) Romans prior to help us 21st century minds understand and imagine.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

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 4 January 2017 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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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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