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Old Appian Way Jewish Catacomb Walking Tour - Private Access

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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.

Your Experience

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!

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Inclusions
  • Private Access
  • Guided Tour - English
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Exclusions
  • Transfers
  • Food and Beverages
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Know Before You Go

Timings:

This tour is available Monday through Friday and departs at 11:00 AM.

Meeting Point:

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.

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Strict Cancellation Policy

These tickets cannot be cancelled or refunded.

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Marveille Fremont
Marveille
Reviewed in January, 2018

The booking process with Headout literally took two minutes. We got the tickets in around 5 minutes. The attraction was very pretty and my friends and i loved seeing the carvings.

Kendra Best
Kendra
Reviewed in January, 2018

Really cheap tickets for an attraction that could be priced higher. The private access makes the entire tour really nice.

Sophia Marts
Sophia
Reviewed in December, 2017

Got a very knowledgeable guide for our tour. The Greek and Latin epitaphs are a thing of beauty.

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My Tickets

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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Where?

Catacombs of San Sebastiano , Via Appia Antica,136, Roma

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Additional Information
  • Children below the age of 12 can enter for free.
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