"The Catacombs " Catacombs Tip by keeweechic

Catacombs, Rome: 12 reviews and 9 photos


The catacombs were the burial places of the Christians. All catacombs were outside the walls of the city as there was a law forbidding the burial of bodies within the precincts of the town. Of the over sixty catacombs around Rome, a very few. five, are open to the public.

Excavated over a stretch of three centuries, from about.150 to 450 A.D., these underground cemeteries are similar in shape and structure and made up of long galleries, cubicles and crypts. They contain countless tombs adorned with monuments, sculptures, inscriptions and paintings, all expressing the same Christian faith of the early Church of Rome.

Closed on Wednesdays.

Address: 00179 - Via Appia Antica, 110

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  • Updated Jan 19, 2003
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