Catacombe di Priscilla
Catacombe di Priscilla
4.5
Friday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
About
The Catacombs of Priscilla, sits on the Via Salaria, with its entrance in the convent of the Benedictine Sisters of Priscilla. It is mentioned in all of the most ancient documents on Christian topography and liturgy in Rome; because of the great number of martyrs buried within it, it was called “regina catacumbarum – the queen of the catacombs.” Originally dug out from the second to fifth centuries, it began as a series of underground burial chambers, of which the most important are the “arenarium” or sand-quarry, the cryptoporticus, (an underground area to get away from the summer heat), and the hypogeum with the tombs of the Acilius Glabrio family. The noblewoman Priscilla, who granted the Church use of the property, was a member of this family; her commemoration is noted on January 16th in the Roman Martyrology, which speaks of her as a benefactor of the Christian community in Rome. This cemetery was lost like all the others after the entrances were blocked to protect it from thievery; however, it was also one of the first to be rediscovered, in the sixteenth-century. A large portion of the funerary inscription, sarcophagi, stone and bodies (presumed to be those of martyrs) were subsequently taken away; nevertheless, the catacomb does preserve some particularly beautiful and important paintings, the most significant of which are included on the regular visit.
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  • Connector05120044129
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Most amazing and exciting and beautiful memory of a beautiful place.
    My husband & I and my daughter and her husband visited Rome in 2019 this was one of many beautiful and amazing places we visited. It was a lifetime experience and has stayed with all of us. I will be hoping to revisit Rome again in 2024 and this again will be on our list for sure. Is so beautiful and the atmosphere of sadness was overwhelming but it felt so secret. Looking at all the catacombs and tombs and the most beautiful images that would give you a feeling of unexplainable. It was one of the most best and beautiful places I ever went to. Rome is blessed with such beautiful places. I recommend this visit to anyone it’s a feeling you’ll never forget 🙏🏻
    Visited February 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written January 22, 2024
  • Dyan E
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful catacomb; great guide!
    We had such a memorable experience. The frescoes were extraordinary. But equally extraordinary was our guide -- Clara Scalco. She was extremely knowledgeable, responsive, and also charming and funny. I highly recommend Priscilla's catacomb and its remarkable guide.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written April 22, 2024
  • hailiec22
    Marion, Ohio13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing Catacombs
    These catacombs are fascinating, with beautiful frescoes and many burial niches. The site is a bit off the beaten path, so it was not as crowded as other Roman attractions. Additionally, the ladies who guide people around and take care of the catacombs are very kind and knowledgeable.
    Visited June 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written July 2, 2024
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L.F
33 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
We were very disappointed with our tour. We paid 10 euros each (which I’m glad it wasn’t anymore) the tour was due to last 45 mins but only took 30 mins. The tour guide lacked enthusiasm and we didn’t actually see that much. We had heard excellent things about St Callixtus but that is closed on Wednesdays and Sundays so we had to book this for our final day. It is quite a distance to walk from the main centre of Rome. I hate to leave a bad review but I wouldn’t want anyone else to make the mistake we did.
Written February 23, 2023
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Pieter
Sint-Niklaas, Belgium18 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Couples
This was my first visit to a catacomb so I didn't really know what to expect but it turned out great! The tour guide was really friendly and her English was pretty good. The tour only lasted about 45 minutes, if it lasted a bit longer I would have given it 5 stars. You were also not allowed to take pictures which was a bummer. So if you're visiting Rome and have some spare time I'd recommend this place!
Written July 24, 2020
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Old-Socialist
Indianapolis, IN690 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
This was a thoroughly enjoyable experience. The tour takes small groups into the extensive catacombs of saints and martyrs. The relics were removed hundreds of years ago; so, there is nothing to scare little children apart from the dark, dank paths that visitors follow with an experienced guide.

The catacombs are controlled by the Vatican and are considered religious site, so no photography is allowed during the tour. Nevertheless, the tour was still well worth the price.
Written May 11, 2022
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Stuart
Watford, UK263 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
This was amazing! We turned up here just from being in the area and thought it would be worth poking our head in to see if we can have a look around. We didn’t realise that you needed to book a tour, and the lady at the ticket office was a little off when we asked for tickets. Seemingly Reluctantly she booked us into the next and last tour in English for the day. Despite this - it was fantastic! The tour guide was really good, extremely knowledgeable and was able to answer all the questions. We learned loads and would really recommend anyone in Rome visiting these. It was lovely and cool underground. There were young kids in our tour group which seemed to learn loads too so I would say it would be good for kids of a learning age. I am not good in small spaces underground, however I found this totally fine and not an issue at all.

Overall we really enjoyed our visit and would 100% recommending anyone in Rome to make the trip to these.
However - if you do plan it - Please book to make sure that you have a tour.
Written July 20, 2022
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Connector05120044129
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Family
My husband & I and my daughter and her husband visited Rome in 2019 this was one of many beautiful and amazing places we visited. It was a lifetime experience and has stayed with all of us. I will be hoping to revisit Rome again in 2024 and this again will be on our list for sure. Is so beautiful and the atmosphere of sadness was overwhelming but it felt so secret. Looking at all the catacombs and tombs and the most beautiful images that would give you a feeling of unexplainable. It was one of the most best and beautiful places I ever went to. Rome is blessed with such beautiful places. I recommend this visit to anyone it’s a feeling you’ll never forget 🙏🏻
Written January 22, 2024
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Mark2965
Cumming, GA48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Couples
This tour provided by a sweet and knowledgeable guide was truly amazing. The history and sights were amazing. I love the quiet and intimate environment since fewer tourists come here. This is the best catacomb experience in Rome!
Written August 31, 2021
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hailiec22
Marion, OH13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
These catacombs are fascinating, with beautiful frescoes and many burial niches. The site is a bit off the beaten path, so it was not as crowded as other Roman attractions. Additionally, the ladies who guide people around and take care of the catacombs are very kind and knowledgeable.
Written July 2, 2024
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Lance H
Boerne, TX1,261 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
I was disappointed that there were no bones to see, but once I understood that, i settled in to enjoy the history. Tours are every thirty minutes or so and depend on the language. We had to wait thirty minutes, but it was worth the wait. The tour guide was informative and I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this sans bones.
Written March 29, 2020
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ktt93
Preston, UK90 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
One of the highlights of the trip. History of the catacombs are so interesting and it was fascinating being able to explore one of them. Did the English tour which is 45 minutes, booked online and paid on the day. Tour guide had lots of interesting stories about the catacombs and made you feel part of the tour by asking questions and getting you involved.

Only negative is I just wish it had been longer, could have stayed down there exploring for days!
Written February 26, 2023
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Dyan E
Chicago2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
We had such a memorable experience. The frescoes were extraordinary. But equally extraordinary was our guide -- Clara Scalco. She was extremely knowledgeable, responsive, and also charming and funny. I highly recommend Priscilla's catacomb and its remarkable guide.
Written April 22, 2024
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