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Catacombs and Appian way Tour

On this half-day tour of the catacombs outside Rome you will visit the Catacombs of San Callisto and learn why burial in this way became a necessity.
You will walk a part of the Via Appia Antica, the so-called ‘Appian Way’, one of Ancient Rome’s oldest and most important roads’ used for military expeditions and along which thousands of slaves were crucified during Spartacus’ revolt.
You will also see the Circus of Maxentius and one of Rome’s aqueducts, vital for providing enough water for the capital of an empire, learning about its complicated structure and construction.

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  • What's included :
    • Transportation
    • Licensed guide
    • Headsets to hear the guide well
    • Entry/Admission - Catacombs of Saint Callixtus
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, Via Appia Antica 110, 00179 Rome Italy

    Uncover the mysteries of the unknown Catacombs of San Callisto, also referred to as the Cemetery of Callixtus. This walking tour of Rome takes you around the intriguing grounds containing the tombs of several different popes from the 2nd to 4th centuries.

    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.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Pass By: Circus of Maxentius, Via Appia Antica 153, 00179 Rome Italy

    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.

    Stop At: Mausoleo di Cecilia Metella, Via Appia Antica, 161, 00178 Rome Italy

    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.)

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Pass By: Via Appia Antica, Via Appia, Rome Italy

    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.

    Stop At: Acquedotto Claudio, Viale Appio Claudio, 115, 00174 Rome 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.

    Duration: 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Via Cavour, 224, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
    Departure Time :
    9:45 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for claustrophobic people
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Activity ID: V-128932P17

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