Join us for a short visit of Rome in which you will visit a different side of the city, descending into the depths of the Catacombs of Rome and exploring the Appian Way by walking through the arches of the ancient aqueduct. A unique tour of Rome that will show you a different side of the city!
On this three hour guided tour in Rome, on foot and by panoramic bus, you will attain over the ancient walls of Rome, walk through the ancient tunnels of the Roman catacombs, travel along the Appian Way and pass through the arches of the aqueduct.
The Roman Catacombs were built nearly 2,000 years ago as tombs for the Christians. They reveal mosaics, burial niches, and sarcophagi, as well as ancient religious designs. In the San Sebastiano catacombs you can admire an altar from which Christians celebrated the liturgy during the period of persecution.
In San Callisto you can see the Crypt of the Popes, and you can take a look at some examples of early Christian art. Following the advent of Christianity it was necessary to find a solution for the burial of a large number of people, most of which could not afford graves or private mausoleums.
The geological structure of Rome, rich in tuff, became the solution to this problem. From the second to the fifth century, the Roman catacombs were dug on 60 different layers, 2 of which were reserved to the Jews. Among these, 5 belonging to the Christian complex are open to the public and give the opportunity to experience Rome in a very different way compared to traditional routes.
Concluding this original tour of Rome treasures, you will have the chance to admire the beautiful Appian Way and the ancient Roman aqueduct. True feat of engineering and architecture, this attraction is perfectly preserved in some places, so that you can attest to the magnificence of the Roman Empire.
This tour truly represents a unique and enchanting eXPerience into the heart of the ancient Roman Empire!
If you are interested in exploring the Appian Way, check out our tours on wheels! With the Segway Tour of Appian Way you will drive a modern and ecologic vehicle: the best choice to visit this wonderful green area in Rome. Otherwise, you can also choose our Bike Tour to discover the Appian Way and its monuments.
Meeting point information and local telephone numbers at your destination are included on your Confirmation Voucher.
Note that to join this tour a dress code is required: shoulders and knees must be covered.
This is a small group tour capped at 15 people max.