Catacombe di Santa Domitilla

Catacombe di Santa Domitilla

Catacombe di Santa Domitilla
4.5
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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Neighborhood: Ardeatino
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  • DHofHarrogate
    Harrogate, United Kingdom24 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great experience in ancient history at the St. Domitilla Catacombs.
    The Catacombs of St. Domitilla were amazing! We learned so much, and experience that kind of history, so up-close and personal, really brings the past to life. Expertly guided through the dark catacombs by an experienced and friendly guide, we had no trouble at all, and found it very easy and rewarding. I'd recommend these catacombs to anybody.
    Visited February 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 4, 2023
  • hava939
    16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Rich history lesson and fascinating to see how the catacombs were all dug out
    We had a tour booked with Walks to see this and other locations (do not use them!) when they cancelled this part of the tour without notice. We ended up having an extra day in Rome and figured out the public bus transportation which dropped us off about a 10 min walk from the catacombs, where we paid the 10 Euros per person entrance fee, I am so glad that we decided to make the effort to see this on our own. They have guide led tours in all different languages every half/hour. The guide explained how the catacombs came to be and then led us through a maze of tunnels where they had laid the bodies to rest. Be aware - there are no longer any skeletons there - they have been relocated to rest elsewhere. But still, to think this was all dug out by people so long ago is pretty amazing. We enjoyed seeing the whole tour. P.S. Bathrooms are on site. Public bus easy to use to get back to Rome center.
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 7, 2023
  • Stocam01
    Iowa10 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Informative and short tour
    Our flight was canceled and we had a bonus day to explore! I chose the catacombe for my husband and I to visit. I only wished we could have seen a bit more! The descriptions online refer to this place as a creepy and thrilling tour, so naturally we expected to see something a bit creepy. However, it was very tasteful and respectfully shown to us which I appreciated. Great, short, informative tour. And a bonus break from the crazy summer Rome heat!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 13, 2023
  • TraceyandGord
    Sheffield, United Kingdom8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Catacombs with RomewithMike
    We did this guided tour with Mike from RomewithMike. He is an excellent guide, so knowledgeable and extremely funny. Absolutely loved every minute and can’t recommend Mike enough. A definite 5* experience. Tracey & Gordon UK
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 18, 2023
  • Laurel M
    Calgary, Canada846 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A nice break from the hustle and bustle of Rome
    We took Bus 30 from Victor Emmanuel Monument. At €1.50 a ride it’s definitely a good way to get to the catacombs. We didn’t prebook a tour. Paid our €10 each at the door and waited a short time for the next English tour. Fascinating history of how early Christians were buried. Bodies weren’t allowed to be buried within the ancient walls of Rome hence the 60 or more catacombs along the Appian Way. You must go with a guide and it wouldn’t be hard to get lost in this underground maze. Well worth a visit. We toured Catacombe San Sebastiano afterwards. Another great tour and some different information and items on display. There are vending machines outside selling drinks and snacks and a wonderful shaded garden with several picnic tables. We had brought a picnic lunch with us and were happy to get out of the hot sun. From here it’s an easy 15 minute walk to C. San Sebastiano then another bus ride back to the centre of Rome. Such a nice break from the crowds.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 30, 2023
  • Rudy B
    Ocean City, Maryland1,058 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth A Visit
    Very well laid out exhibit. Make sure you hydrate because you’ll have to walk for about an hour and there is no place to sit once the tour starts until the chapel at the end. You’re underground so it’s a little cool, but not cold. It’s very damp with lightly musty air. The ground surfaces are uneven as well, but manageable. You’ll need to watch your head while navigating some of the walkways and stairs. Maybe have a couple euro coins with you to get a drink from the vending machine since the machines do not take electronic payments. I really enjoyed it and would visit here again once they open more of the site. Our guide (not the same as our tour guide) was very knowledgeable and spoke very good English. I recommend bringing a small flashlight so you can see into some of the crevices.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 30, 2023
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Sue R
Sydney, Australia12 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
The so called tour was a quick walk through a few passages led by a guide who many could not hear as there were no listening devices provided. The spiels from other groups in the vicinity also made hearing problematic. The entire tour underground could not only have been 20 or so minutes and there was no provision to look into many of the open 'rooms' off the main track. Most of the time was spent in the chapel where the introduction was made. A greater disappointment with little sensory experience.
Written April 11, 2024
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Rudy B
Ocean City, MD1,058 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
Very well laid out exhibit. Make sure you hydrate because you’ll have to walk for about an hour and there is no place to sit once the tour starts until the chapel at the end. You’re underground so it’s a little cool, but not cold. It’s very damp with lightly musty air. The ground surfaces are uneven as well, but manageable. You’ll need to watch your head while navigating some of the walkways and stairs. Maybe have a couple euro coins with you to get a drink from the vending machine since the machines do not take electronic payments. I really enjoyed it and would visit here again once they open more of the site.

Our guide (not the same as our tour guide) was very knowledgeable and spoke very good English. I recommend bringing a small flashlight so you can see into some of the crevices.
Written September 30, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Laurel M
Calgary, Canada846 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Friends
We took Bus 30 from Victor Emmanuel Monument. At €1.50 a ride it’s definitely a good way to get to the catacombs.

We didn’t prebook a tour. Paid our €10 each at the door and waited a short time for the next English tour. Fascinating history of how early Christians were buried. Bodies weren’t allowed to be buried within the ancient walls of Rome hence the 60 or more catacombs along the Appian Way. You must go with a guide and it wouldn’t be hard to get lost in this underground maze. Well worth a visit. We toured Catacombe San Sebastiano afterwards. Another great tour and some different information and items on display.

There are vending machines outside selling drinks and snacks and a wonderful shaded garden with several picnic tables. We had brought a picnic lunch with us and were happy to get out of the hot sun. From here it’s an easy 15 minute walk to C. San Sebastiano then another bus ride back to the centre of Rome. Such a nice break from the crowds.
Written September 30, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

TraceyandGord
Sheffield, UK8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
We did this guided tour with Mike from RomewithMike. He is an excellent guide, so knowledgeable and extremely funny. Absolutely loved every minute and can’t recommend Mike enough. A definite 5* experience.
Tracey & Gordon UK
Written September 18, 2023
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Skye09
Cardiff, UK36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Fantastic experience. Our tour guide Paul was a wealth of knowledge. Very interesting from start to finish. I would definitely recommend a visit here you won’t be disappointed!
Written August 20, 2023
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Stocam01
Iowa10 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Our flight was canceled and we had a bonus day to explore! I chose the catacombe for my husband and I to visit. I only wished we could have seen a bit more! The descriptions online refer to this place as a creepy and thrilling tour, so naturally we expected to see something a bit creepy. However, it was very tasteful and respectfully shown to us which I appreciated. Great, short, informative tour. And a bonus break from the crazy summer Rome heat!
Written July 13, 2023
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Richard H
Leeds, UK418 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
This was my second favourite catacomb on the Appian Way after the Catacomb of Saint Sebastian.
The staff were very friendly and I only had to wait a short time for the next English tour.
You're not allowed to take photos in the catacomb. There were some very nice ancient christian paintings above some of the tombs.
There is a working church on top of the catacomb where a mass was being said when we exited.
I went to this catacomb after visiting the Catacomb of Saint Callixtus, it was only a 5 minute walk using the South West exit.
The tour cost €10, I didn't pre-book. It lasted about 45 minutes and was good to get out of the heat of Rome for a while.
I caught bus 118 from the Baths of Caracella to reach the area.
Written July 2, 2023
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Pareen D
Redondo Beach, CA8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
We did not do an organized tour. Rather took the public bus to the site, bought our tickets (€10 adult / €7 child) onsite (no line). Your ticket includes a guide. And ours was super informative and interesting. Truly a historical highlight for us!
Written June 22, 2023
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hava939
16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
We had a tour booked with Walks to see this and other locations (do not use them!) when they cancelled this part of the tour without notice. We ended up having an extra day in Rome and figured out the public bus transportation which dropped us off about a 10 min walk from the catacombs, where we paid the 10 Euros per person entrance fee, I am so glad that we decided to make the effort to see this on our own. They have guide led tours in all different languages every half/hour. The guide explained how the catacombs came to be and then led us through a maze of tunnels where they had laid the bodies to rest. Be aware - there are no longer any skeletons there - they have been relocated to rest elsewhere. But still, to think this was all dug out by people so long ago is pretty amazing. We enjoyed seeing the whole tour. P.S. Bathrooms are on site. Public bus easy to use to get back to Rome center.
Written June 7, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

DHofHarrogate
Harrogate, UK24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Family
The Catacombs of St. Domitilla were amazing! We learned so much, and experience that kind of history, so up-close and personal, really brings the past to life. Expertly guided through the dark catacombs by an experienced and friendly guide, we had no trouble at all, and found it very easy and rewarding. I'd recommend these catacombs to anybody.
Written June 4, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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