Catacombe di Santa Domitilla
Mausoleo delle Fosse Ardeatine
This moving mausoleum is dedicated to the victims of Rome’s worst WWII atrocity. Buried here, outside the Ardeatine Caves, are 335...
Catacombe di San Callisto
These are the largest and busiest of Rome’s catacombs. Founded at the end of the 2nd century and named after Pope Calixtus I, they...
Basilica di San Sebastiano
Founded in the 4th century, this basilica atop the Catacombe di San Sebastiano mainly dates from the 17th century. It preserves one of...
Ristorante Cecilia Metella
Near the catacombs of San Callisto, the outside seating at Cecilia Metella is great, set on a low hill under a vine canopy and with...
Lonely Planet review
Among Rome’s largest and oldest, these wonderful catacombs stretch for about 18km. They were established on the private burial ground of Flavia Domitilla, niece of the emperor Domitian and a member of the wealthy Flavian family. They contain Christian wall paintings and the haunting underground Chiesa di SS Nereus e Achilleus , a 4th-century church dedicated to two Roman soldiers martyred by Diocletian.