Old Appian Way Jewish Catacomb Walking Tour - Private Access
Gain exclusive access to to the Jewish Catacombs of Vigna Randanini and explore its unique characteristics, unlike most of the Catacombs available for the general public to visit. Breathe in the history of this place as you walk through this burial site.
- Private Access
- Guided Tour - English
- Food and Beverages
strict cancellation policy
This experience cannot be cancelled, amended or rescheduled.
Situated along the Old Appian Way, one of the earliest and most strategically important roads of Ancient Rome, are the Catacombs of Vigna Randanini. These catacombs are one of only seven such known complexes, utilized specifically for Jewish burials, a detail that sets these Catacombs apart historically as well as in design.
Though the Vigna Randanini Catacombs are generally closed to the general public, this private tour gives you special and exclusive access to the Catacombs, so you can walk through and see the tombs of the dead carved into the soft volcanic stone, characteristic of the area. The dead were placed in painted loculi and cubicula, separate cavities or rooms, and kokhims, narrow shafts radiating from a central chamber where the dead were placed for burial. The kokhims, along with the marble epitaphs in Greek and Latin with which many tombs and openings were sealed, set these apart from their Pagan and Christian counterparts and make these Catacombs well worth the visit!
know before you go
This tour is available Monday through Friday and departs at 11:00 AM.
Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes prior to departure. The meeting point is located on the Via Appia Antica, in front of the St. Sebastian Catacomb.
Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly. You must carry a printed copy of the voucher to the venue along with a valid photo ID.
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- Children below the age of 12 can enter for free.