You descend to the graves of ordinary Roman citizens and to the magnificent, colourful burial chambers of prominent Romans. The tour takes one hour. You are welcome every Tuesday to Sunday, you will be guided together with other visitors, and the guide is free of charge.
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In line with the national policy regarding the coronavirus, the Roman Catacombs Museum will close its doors to the public until 1 June 2020.
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Experience the hidden Rome in a mystical underground labyrinth!
A visit to the Roman Catacombs Museum is an unforgettable experience. Wandering through the underground passages, the guide takes you back to a bygone era, to early Christian Rome from the third and fourth centuries. You descend to the graves of ordinary Roman citizens and to the magnificent tombs of prominent Romans. Holes have been carved into the marlstone to serve as horizontal graves, the so-called loculi. These alcoves used to be closed with a terracotta or marble plate. Affluent families often had their own burial chamber, a cubiculum, with richly decorated walls. The colorful paintings reveal inspiring stories, ancient rituals, and surprising scenes from everyday life.
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