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Guided Tour of Catacombs of Domitilla with Entry Ticket

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30 mins
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Take a guided tour through the Domitilla Catacombs, beneath the streets, to explore this vast medieval burial site.


  • Gain entry to Rome's Domitilla Catacombs with an expert guide – speaking the language of your choice – delving 30 meters into the ground and 17 km long!

  • Look for depictions of Biblical scenes with ancient frescoes such as ‘The Last Supper’ and ‘Daniel in the Lion's Den’ that offer insights into early Christian art.

  • Ask your guide about portrayals of Biblical tales like the story of Jonah and the whale which highlights themes of obedience, repentance, and mercy.

  • Observe the burial site of several early Christian popes and martyrs including Pope St. Sixtus II and Pope St. Callixtus.

  • Fun Fact: In the past, catacombs were lit by oil lamps and torches, gradually leading to more soot buildup and giving the wall art a mysterious and dark appearance.


  • 30-min guided tour of Catacombs of Domitilla

  • English/Italian/Spanish/German-speaking guide

  • Entry to Catacombs of Domitilla

cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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1 Rating
Christine Heagy


Sep, 2023
My friend and I were a bit late (about 10 minutes, but that still means 5 minutes before the scheduled tour time) and we were confused about where to meet the guide, but there was no way to contact the guide. So we didn't find the person, and then we had no guide and no tickets to see the catacombs, even without the guide. Very frustrating

Walk Through a Hidden Underground Wonder

The Catacombs of Domitilla, located along via delle Sette Chiese, is not only one of Rome's largest underground cemeteries but also extends a remarkable 17 km beneath the surface. Discover the secrets of this medieval pilgrimage site with a guided tour available in multiple languages.

As you navigate through the narrow corridors, you'll come across ancient frescoes, inscriptions, and tombs that provide a glimpse into the lives and beliefs of early Christians. One such fresco is the fish symbol' that represents Christ. Did you know that the Greek word for fish – Ichthys – is an acronym for 'Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior'? Wander along passages adorned with scenes like the 'Good Shepherd', illustrating Jesus' protective care. Enjoy the paintings of stories from the Bible like 'Jonah and the Fish'. The catacombs also feature significant crypts including the Crypt of the Popes – a revered site for pilgrims and history enthusiasts alike.

Learn About Its Historical Significance

Learn about various historical contexts from your guide and hear the stories behind different aspects of history. For example, the Catacombs of Domitilla in Rome have sparked debates concerning women's roles in the Church and prompted scholars to reevaluate the importance of the Virgin Mary in early Christian history.

Important Information

  • It's recommended to wear shoes appropriate for an uneven surface and, according to the time of year, clothes appropriate for underground temperatures.


  • The experience is not accessible for wheelchair users or people with mobility issues.

  • Note that the following are not allowed on this tour: photography and smoking.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 mins before the scheduled time of your tour to avoid any delays.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

Meeting Point

  • Meet your guide at Catacombs of Domitilla.

  • Address: Via delle Sette Chiese, 282, 00147 Roma RM, Italy.

Get Directions to the Meeting Point

Getting There

By Bus

  • The closest bus stop is Odescalchi/Bompiani. It is a quick 4-minute walk to the meeting point.

  • Board buses #716 or #n716 to get you there.

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