Catacombs of Domitilla - Rome


The Catacombs of Domitilla are amongst the oldest and largest of Rome. They are located at the burial place of Flavia Domitilla, a niece of Domitian. Catacombs were underground burial sites situated along the main routes outside of the city. They were primarily used for Christian and Jewish burials between the 2nd century and the first half of the 5th century AD. Catacombs were a series of galleried floors dug running for several kilometres under the tuff or volcanic rock. The practice ceased after the 5th century AD. Nowadays, the Catacombs of Domitilla cover a 9-mile network. Of particular note is a 4th century underground church dedicated to Santi Nereo e Achilleo which is in part covered with lovely murals treating the lives of these martyrs. There are also many crypts and funereal chambers of wealthy families decorated with lovely frescos on various subjects such as the life of the Apostles.

Opening

Wednesday-Monday : March to June from 8:30 am - 12 midday and again from 2:30 pm - 5 pm, July to September from 8:30 am - 12 midday and again from 2 pm - 5:30 pm, October to January from 8:30 am - 12 midday and again from 2:30 pm - 5 pm.

Prices

€3-€5


Address : Via delle Sette Chiese, 280 147 Rome Italy

Subway : Station: Garbatella: Ligne B

Phone : +39 065110342

Fax : +39 065110342

Web : http://www.domitilla.it/Catacombe/index_catacombe.html

Email : framiser@domitilla.it

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