Catacombe di Priscilla

Via Salaria 430, Rome

4.5
The Catacomb of Priscilla on the Via Salaria in Rome, Italy, are situated in what was a quarry in Roman times. This quarry was used for Christian burials from the late 2nd century through the 4th century. This catacomb, according to tradition, is named after the wife of the Consul Manius Acilius Glabrio; he is said to have become a Christian and was killed on the orders of Domitian. Some of the walls and ceilings display fine decorations illustrating Biblical scenes. The modern entrance to the catacomb is on the Via Salaria through the cloister of the monastery of the Benedictines of Priscilla. The Catacombs of Priscilla are divided into three principal areas: an arenarium, a cryptoportico from a large Roman villa, and the underground burial area of the ancient Roman family, the Acilius Glabrio.
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Open Hours:

  • Tue

    09:00 - 12:00, 14:00 - 17:00

  • Wed

    09:00 - 12:00, 14:00 - 17:00

  • Thu

    09:00 - 12:00, 14:00 - 17:00

  • Fri

    09:00 - 12:00, 14:00 - 17:00

  • Sat

    09:00 - 12:00, 14:00 - 17:00

  • Sun

    09:00 - 12:00, 14:00 - 17:00

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Reviews

  • Sharein Wilson

    5
    - 31 August 2018 -

    I had a great experience. The tour guide was very informative and friendly. Definitely a great stop for your Roman visit.

  • Allen Polly

    5
    - 24 August 2018 -

    Very interesting tour. Fascinating sites. Catacombs are a real look back to ancient Rome. A bit of walking, darker corridors and some uneven floors. But just be mindful and you will be fine. I would recommend going!

  • Erwin M

    5
    - 02 August 2018 -

    An interesting place and a must visit for Christians

  • David Otaguro

    5
    - 11 July 2018 -

    Very interesting catacombs including what we were told was the oldest extant depiction of Mary and Baby Jesus. Although you won't see a lot of bones like the Capuchin crypts, you get a much better feeling for how extensive and deep the crypts go. I recommend the Walks of Italy tour combining both crypts.

  • Daniel Morgan

    5
    - 06 July 2018 -

    Not to be missed. This is worth seeing the original frescos dating back 1,700 years.

  • Chris Madsen

    4
    - 08 June 2018 -

    Unable to take photos or video inside which is explained at the beginning. Excellent English speaking guide. Very unique site.

  • Viki Vannini

    5
    - 29 April 2018 -

    It is quiet and magic speciLly in spring time.

  • Gaurab Bhandari

    5
    - 07 April 2018 -

    Surreal experience, must see when in Roma. Photography not allowed because of religious reasons.

  • Zilola Achilova

    4
    - 31 March 2018 -

    The tour was rather short but we learned many interesting facts.

  • Just Websites

    5
    - 13 January 2018 -

    Really good guided tour. Take a torch although the route is well Lt if you have a torch you can see down all the side routes. The torch on the phone worked well.

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