After meeting your guide, your private tour of the Vigna Randanini catacombs begins as you head underground. Thought to date back to the 2nd century, these Jewish catacombs, which sit underneath Rome’s ancient Appian Way, were unearthed in the 1800s.
With your guide, a historian and archaeologist, walk along the narrow passageways, passing by mortuaries and vaults in remarkably good shape. Take a close look at the Greek and Latin inscriptions (which your guide can translate) visible on the well-preserved marble tombs, and hear about the interesting differences between Jewish catacombs and those of pagans and Christians that are also found around Rome.
Your tour ends when you return to street level.