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Why Choose It?
- Enjoy a relaxing ride down the picturesque Via Appia as you take in its ancient sights.
- Explore Rome's only Jewish catacombs that are accessible to the public.
- Connect to Rome's Jewish history with a local guide.
The catacombs that line the Via Appia Antica are among the most well-known in the world. Most of them are Christian, like the catacombs of San Sebastiano, San Callisto, and Domitilla – three vast necropolises (cities of the dead) that sprawl outside Rome’s ancient walls. But some are Jewish catacombs. There are six Jewish Catacombs in total, although only one, “Vigna Randanini” can be visited. We are able to arrange an interesting visit to these catacombs for you.
The Jewish catacombs we’ll be visiting were discovered on an ancient property known as ‘Vigna Randanini’ on the Old Appian Way. To get there, we’ll be journeying down the ancient Via Appia (the Latin name for this Roman road). Because burial within the city was forbidden, the road is lined with tombs, mausoleums, and funerary inscriptions. The Old Appian Way is a curious mix between a country road and a cemetary, serene yet melancholy. Riding down it truly is an unforgettable experience.
Visit the Jewish Catacombs of Vigna Randanini
Your private itinerary includes the wider galleries and the ‘Kokhim’ graves with the wonderfully painted cubicula. The catacombs are in good condition, and are smaller and more intimate than others. We can attribute the modest nature of the tombs to the poverty suffered by the Jewish community and the Jewish tendency to shun ostentatiousness. We can attribute the fact that the Jewish Romans created their own catacombs to their wish to avoid the Greek and Roman custom of cremation.
Discover ancient Jewish symbols
Exploring the catacombs, you’ll find many traditional Jewish symbols. You’ll come across various Old Testament and Talmudic symbols, like the menorah, the shofar, the luvav, palm branches, and a circumcision knife as well as representations of birds, peacocks, eagles, flowers, fruits, sun, and stars. Your private guide will walk you through their meaning, bringing their stories to life as you undertake this unforgettable journey.
- Itinerary:Jewish CatacombsOld Appian Way
- Included:Exclusive opening of the Jewish CatacombsEntrance tickets to the CatacombsCar and driver at your disposalPrivate licensed guide
- Wheelchair accessible:No
Our guides are fluent in English and have a contagious passion for the inspiring cultural heritage of our Italian cities. Experts in their fields, they will immerse you in the hidden histories and intriguing lives of history's great protagonists. So much to see, so easy to miss out: with the help of our guides, visit the most absorbing sites and uncover the stories that have changed the world. Don't miss this fascinating journey!
Great tour Our tour guide was interesting and knowledgeable. We visited various plazas that encompass many of the areas of Rome, something we could not have done on our own.
The golf cart... read moreOur tour guide was interesting and knowledgeable. We visited various plazas that encompass many of the areas of Rome, something we could not have done on our own.
The golf cart has access to many places that are inaccessible to buses or cars, and the up close view of the city was without parallel.
I would highly recommend this tour. It was a highlight of our wonderful trip to Rome. read less - 6/06/2022
Pizza and gelato awccess What a wonderful experience with chef Roberto! It was fun to make 2 kinds of gelato and a personal pizza followed by dinner with wine and soft drinks. And we... read moreWhat a wonderful experience with chef Roberto! It was fun to make 2 kinds of gelato and a personal pizza followed by dinner with wine and soft drinks. And we got all the recipes of the food we made plus additional recipes for pastas and more. 3 young adults and 1 young at heart enjoyed every minute of it. read less - 5/18/2022
- Brent D
Great experience! Pay for private or small group- worth it. Loved Julia Julia made it a great day. Met at the entrance, on time, with a sign and was wonderful right from the start. So much knowledge! I wanted her to never... read moreJulia made it a great day. Met at the entrance, on time, with a sign and was wonderful right from the start. So much knowledge! I wanted her to never stop talking. Very friendly and professional- ask for her- but I would guess all their guides are good. read less - 5/15/2022
Fabulous time on this food tour!! My friend and I had a personal tour by Luca around Trastevere, and he was so informative and knowledgeable and kind. The choice of restaurants was thoughtful and well-rounded; and... read moreMy friend and I had a personal tour by Luca around Trastevere, and he was so informative and knowledgeable and kind. The choice of restaurants was thoughtful and well-rounded; and we enjoyed the food and the stories behind it. Overall we had a wonderful time…the choices were perfect, and our tour guide was amazing!!! read less - 4/15/2022
Cherry on Top We thouroughly enjoyed our experience learning to make pizza and gelato. We joined Walks Inside Rome for this fabulous cooking class on our last evening in Italy and it... read moreWe thouroughly enjoyed our experience learning to make pizza and gelato. We joined Walks Inside Rome for this fabulous cooking class on our last evening in Italy and it turned out to be the cherry on top of an extremely memorable vacation.
I would recommend this activity to anyone interested in learning to make pizza and gelato and for any group looking to have a fun time. read less - 4/06/2022