Jewish Catacombs of Rome

Rome: Jewish Catacombs of the Appian Way

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What You'll Do
  • Get an exclusive by-appointment only tour of the Jewish Catacombs of Rome's Vigna Randanini
  • Discover the inscriptions and frescoes of Rome's Jewish Catacombs, many in excellent condition
  • Learn about the burial traditions from an expert archaeologist, classical historian, or medievalist
  • Visit an ancient site in Rome that is normally closed to the public
Explore the Jewish Catacombs of Vigna Randanini in Rome, located along the rustic Appian Way. Get a unique perspective of ancient Rome on a 90-minute subterranean tour of a site normally closed to the public.
What to Expect
Explore the Jewish Catacombs of the Vigna Randanini in Rome on an exclusive 90-minute sightseeing tour. Discovered in the 19th century on the ancient Appian Way, the fascinating catacombs are a series of underground burial galleries, with tombs carved into the area’s soft volcanic stone.

Meet your guide on the Via Appia Pignatelli and head underground to learn how the deceased were interred in painted loculi, cubicula, and kokhim. The presence of these kokhim set the Jewish Catacombs apart from Rome's pagan and Christian catacombs.

Your guide will be an expert archaeologist, classical historian, medievalist, or scholar certified in the study of caves. The catacombs are only open by special appointment, and are one of only 7 known complexes utilized for Jewish burials.

Explore the remarkable catacomb’s, which are in good condition. Their smaller size to the many Christian catacombs allow for excellent examination of the inscriptions and deep chambers in which the deceased would be buried perpendicular to the wall, with openings sealed with marble epitaphs.
What's Included
  • Private archaeological guide
  • Entrance tickets
What's Not Included
  • Transportation
Meeting Point

Via Appia Antica 136, in front of St Sebastian Catacomb (not inside)

What to Remember
Going underground requires some physical fitness, although there is no difficult terrain. Please ensure that you are able to walk up and down some stairs.

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