The Catacomb of Priscilla is an archaeological site on the Via Salaria in Rome, Italy, situated in what was a quarry in Roman times. This quarry was used for Christian burials from the late 2nd century through the 4th century. This catacomb, according to tradition, is named after the wife of the Consul Manius Acilius Glabrio; he is said to have become a Christian and was killed on the orders of Domitian. Some of the walls and ceilings display fine decorations illustrating Biblical scenes.
The modern entrance to the catacomb is on the Via Salaria through the cloister of the monastery of the Benedictines of Priscilla. The Catacombs of Priscilla are divided into three principal areas: an arenarium, a cryptoporticus from a large Roman villa, and the underground burial area of the ancient Roman family, the Acilius Glabrio.
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Lance Hirsch | Dec 26, 2017
No bones! My expectations were higher. We thought we would see bones in a catacomb but they didn't take us there for fear we would steal them which has happened in the past (prior to tours). It was interesting apart from that but the tour guide was not so good. She just went through the motions and dismissed questions with "Who Knows" type of answer.
Zilola Achilova | Mar 31, 2018
The tour was rather short but we learned many interesting facts.
Just Websites | Jan 13, 2018
Really good guided tour. Take a torch although the route is well Lt if you have a torch you can see down all the side routes. The torch on the phone worked well.
Gaurab Bhandari | Apr 7, 2018
Surreal experience, must see when in Roma. Photography not allowed because of religious reasons.
Viki Vannini | Apr 29, 2018
It is quiet and magic speciLly in spring time.
David Otaguro | Jul 11, 2018
Very interesting catacombs including what we were told was the oldest extant depiction of Mary and Baby Jesus. Although you won't see a lot of bones like the Capuchin crypts, you get a much better feeling for how extensive and deep the crypts go. I recommend the Walks of Italy tour combining both crypts.
Chris Madsen | Jun 8, 2018
Unable to take photos or video inside which is explained at the beginning. Excellent English speaking guide. Very unique site.
Daniel Morgan | Jul 6, 2018
Not to be missed. This is worth seeing the original frescos dating back 1,700 years.
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