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Catacombs of Priscilla

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Descend into the Priscilla Catacombs for private access to what will be the highlight of your tour.

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Descend into the Priscilla Catacombs for private access to what will be the highlight of your tour.The quiet tunnels will come to life as your guide tells you the stories and legends of early Christianity during the days of Roman persecution. The catacombs were the underground burial places of the Christian and Jewish communities from the second century AD. Christians would gather in the Catacombs for funerals and to celebrate the anniversaries of martyrs and the dead. During the time of Christian persecution the catacombs served as the burial site for Christian martyrs and were also used to celebrate the mass in secret. Around the year 366 AD these underground cemeteries became shrines for the martyrs and popular sites for pilgrimages.

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Approximately 1 hours
Tickets needed
Wheelchair accessible
Kid-friendly tour
Suggested starting time
Available everyday

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