Underground Rome: The Jewish Catacombs of the Old Appian Way Private Tour

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What To Expect

Explore the Jewish catacombs of Vigna Randanini in Rome, located along the rustic Appian Way. Get a unique perspective of ancient Rome on this subterranean tour of a site normally closed to the public, led by an expert archaeological guide.

Specifications

Type:
Underground Tours in Rome
Departs From:
Rome
Meeting Point:
Via Appia Pignatelli, 4
Duration:
1 hour and 30 minutes
Availability:
Monday and Friday at 11:00 AM
Product Code:
9179
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Description

Explore the Jewish catacombs of the Vigna Randanini in Rome on this exclusive 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 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 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 catacombs, which are in good condition. Their relatively smaller size, compared to 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.

Includes

  • Expert archaeological guide

  • Entrance fee

Excludes

  • Hotel pick up and drop off

  • Meals and drinks

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • Children 10 years old and below are free of charge.

  • Rates for larger groups are available upon request. Please inquire.

  • Option to be picked-up from hotel is available upon request for an additional cost. Please inquire.

Cancellation Policy

  • 25% Cancellation Fee (75% reimbursement): 46 days prior to date of activity.
  • 50% Cancellation Fee (50% reimbursement): between 16 to 45 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 15 days or less prior to date of activity.

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