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ROME TOUR WITH TOUR OF ROME'S CATACOMBS: 3 Hour Tours


PRIVATE ROME TOUR ~PLUS ROME CATACOMBS TOUR

A PANORAMIC DRVING TOUR OF ROME - ANCIENT WALL AND GATE, ANCIENT APPIAN WAY

TOUR INCLUDES TOUR OF EITHER SAN CALLIXTUS (CALLISTO) AND ST. SEBASTIAN


This Rome Tour with a tour of the Catacombs Includes:
Our Ancient Appian Way and Catacombs tours in Rome include private transportation, service of English speaking driving guide, tolls, parking, taxes. 

Not Included: Entrance fees to sites you decide to enter.

Closings: Catacombs of San Callixtus is closed on Wednesdays; San Sebastiano Catacombs is closed Sundays.

NOTE:  Inquire about other interesting Rome Underground Tours.

PRIVATE ROME TOUR WITH STOPS AT ST. CALLISTUS OR ST. SEBASTIAN CATACOMBS

Sites in Rome are spread out. This panoramic tour of Rome with the catacombs tour allows you to see sites easily and quickly as you drive the streets of Rome. This is a great way to see more of Rome as it also takes you outside the very center of Rome, through several neighborhoods. It is also a great tour for families travelling with children or the elderly.

On this private tour of Rome, you will embark on a driving tour of some of the most important sights of this ancient city: Piazza Venezia, Marcellus Theatre, Aventine Hill, San Sebastiano Gate, Massenzio Circus, Mausoleum of Cecilia Metella, You will drive on the first tract of Ancient Appian Way as far as Casal Rotondo Mausoleum.

One of the highlights of this private tour of Rome is a stop at a catacombs underground where you will have a 45-minute guided tour of the Catacombs of either St. Callixtus or St. Sebastian (depending on the day; see above note).

The "Callixtian Complex" spans nearly 90 acres, half of which are occupied by the famous catacombs. The multi-level galleries are 12 miles long; the tombs number as many as 500,000. The Catacombs of St. Callixtus, dating from the 2nd century AD, are the most important of Rome’s sixty catacombs. They are sometimes considered the archives of the early Christian church as the tombs illustrate the beliefs and customs of the early Christians.

As a beacon, Callixtus was charged with providing a tomb for each Christian, slaves included, so that all would have a worthy burial. Once Callixtus was elected pope, he enlarged the catacombs, which became the official cemetery of the Church of Rome.

 Tour the Catacombs of St. Sebastian in Rome as it is also a fascinating place to visit. From the reign of Valerian to that of Constantine, the bodies of Saints Peter and Paul were hidden in these catacombs. The basilica was built in the 4th century, where the tomb of St. Sebastian is now found. The miles of tunnels and mausoleums are lined with mosaics and graffiti, along with many other pagan and Christian objects from throughout the centuries.

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