Catacombs of Rome

ROME’S CATACOMBS TELL OF LIFE AND MARTYRDOM:

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Catacombs of San Sebastiano

The catacombs of Rome are a very important part of the history of the early Christians and the Roman church in Ancient Rome.  These ancient underground burial places provide clues of the life of saints, martyrs, ordinary Christians and the Roman church during the early centuries.

In Italy, the catacombs are entrusted to the Pontifical Commission of Sacred Archaeology, which is responsible for carrying  out the works of excavation, exploration and restoration and is also in charge of preparing studies, research material, books, pamphlets, videos, etc. for all the catacombs.

There are more than sixty catacombs in Rome, with a wealth of galleries and tens of thousands of tombs, however only the five below are currently open to the public.  Entrance fees are currently €6.00 at each the catacombs.

Catacombs open to the Public:

Catacombs of San Sebastiano
Via Appia Antica, 136
Tel: 067850350

Opening Hours:
0900 – 1200
1400 – 1700
Closed – Sundays and from mid-November till mid-December

Catacombs of San Callisto
Via Appia Antica, 110
Tel: 065136725

Opening Hours:
0900 – 1200
1400 – 1700
Closed – Wednesdays and from January 30 – February

Catacombs of Priscilla
Via Salaria, 430
Tel: 0686206272

Opening Hours:
0830 – 1200
1430 – 1700
Closed – Mondays and month of August

Catacombs of Santa Agnese
Via Nomentana, 349
Tel: 068610840

Opening Hours:
0900 – 1200
1600 – 1800
Closed – Sunday mornings and on religious holidays

Catacombs of Santa Domitilla
Via delle Sette Chiese, 282
Tel: 065110342

Opening Hours:
0900 – 1200
1400 – 1700
Closed – Tuesdays

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