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Catacombs of the SS. Marcellino and Pietro

Via Casilina 641 | Quartiere di Torpignattara, 00177 Rome, Italy
+39 339 652 8887
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Excavated below this location between the 3rd and 5th centuries CE, the Catacombs of the SS. Marcellino and Pietro house many tombs of very rich Christians who have left us wuonderful frescoes recently restored to their original splendor through laser technology. With its 18,000 square meters of galleries and chambers at about 16 meters below ground level, these catacombs represent an authentic tresure trove of Subterranean Christian Rome.
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Via Casilina 641 | Quartiere di Torpignattara, 00177 Rome, Italy
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Great to get away from crowds at other places. The tour was interesting and the guide spoke good English, was friendly and answered all my questions. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

In a city crammed with extraordinary art and architecture shaped by faith and commissioned by the church, you may not think it necessary to journey more than a few minutes from the usual sites of the Pantheon, St. Peter’s and Piazza Navona. And you would...More

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Reviewed 19 March 2018

The Catacombs of Marcellino e Pietro are an amazing site to visit. Traveling to the catacombs from the historical city center was very easy. The RMG tram line runs directly from Termini Station and you get off at the Berardi station, which is across the...More

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Reviewed 18 March 2018

The catacombs of Marcellino and Pietro (Marcellinus and Peter), martyred c. 304 during the reign of Emperor Diocletian, are not as well known as many of the others found in Rome since they've just been open a few years since their restoration. They are definitely...More

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Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Just when I thought I had seen the best in the catacombs of Priscilla, a friend suggested we visit Marcellino e Pietro. Am I ever glad we did!!! Priscilla is wonderful and not to be missed, but Marcellino should be first on anyone's list. It...More

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Reviewed 30 March 2015

These catacombs are not very famous yet but they are a delight to visit. This is the site of many ancient cemeteries, the oldest of which dates back to Roman times and hosts the bones of the famous Miltes Singulares Augusti, the Emperor's select personal...More

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Reviewed 24 January 2015

This is an outstanding example of the way Rome was built - in layers from Roman times onward. One goes down levels under the church. Lowest down are remnants of Roman shops, then upward remains of a villa, then an ancient Christian place of worship....More

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