Rome Underground and Appian Way - private tour

Experience the ancient “freeway” that was the Appian Way, the starting point for Roman traders and warriors journeying to the far eastern reaches of the Empire. Dating from 312 BCE, it was flanked by mausoleums, such as Cecilia Metella tomb, and villas, like Villa dei Quintilii, many of them built by Rome's most wealthy and famous families. More than anything it is the unmissable Christian Catacombs, the burial grounds of the earliest Christians who were laid to rest after death deep below the earth in maze-like underground galleries. Today, when you visit these tombs, you witness a remarkable insight into the formative early Christian community and, with the help of your guide, get a sense of how Chirstianity was born and how it developed towards what it is today.

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4 hours


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  • What's included :
    • Transportation at disposal by deluxe vehicle and English speaking driver
    • Professional tour guide
    • Entrance tickets to Cecilia Metella Mausoleum and Villa dei Quintilii
    • Entry/Admission - Catacombe San Sebastiano
    • Entry/Admission - Mausoleo di Cecilia Metella
    • Entry/Admission - Villa dei Quintili e Santa Maria Nova
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Via Appia Antica, Via Appia, Rome Italy

    The Appian way was the starting point for Roman traders and warriors journeying to the far eastern reaches of the Empire

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Catacombe San Sebastiano, Via Appia Antica 136, 00179 Rome Italy

    The Christian Catacombs were the burial grounds of the Earliest Christians who after death were laid to rest deep below the earth in maze-like underground galleries

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Mausoleo di Cecilia Metella, Via Appia Antica, 161, 00178 Rome Italy

    The Tomb of Caecilia Metella (Italian: Mausoleo di Cecilia Metella) is a mausoleum built during the 1st century BC to honor Caecilia Metella who was the daughter of Quintus Caecilius Metellus Creticus, a consul in 69 BC, and wife of Marcus Licinius Crassus (quaestor) who served under Julius Caesar and was the son of the famous triumvir Marcus Crassus.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Villa dei Quintili e Santa Maria Nova, Via Appia Antica 251, 00178 Rome Italy

    It is an ancient Roman villa built by the rich and cultured brothers Sextus Quintilius Valerius Maximus and Sextus Quintilius Condianus (consuls in 151 AD)
    The villa included extensive thermae fed by its own aqueduct, and, what was even more unusual, a hippodrome.

    Duration: 45 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Please provide your pick-up location at the moment of the reservation, in order to arrange your transportation.
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • People with claustrophobia may find this tour difficult
    • People with physical limitations are not recommended to take this tour
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Organised by Love Holidays

Activity ID: V-127433P72

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