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Typology: Catacombs

Address

Second Entrance: Via Nomentana, 349
Zone: Quartiere Trieste (Roma nord)
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Contacts

Telephone: 0039 06 86205456
Fax: 0039 06 8610840
Web site: www.santagnese.org
Email: catacombe@santagnese.net (per prenotazione gruppi)

Opening times

Monday-Saturday: 9.00 am - 12.00 pm (noon) and 4.00 pm - 6.00 pm;

Closed: Sunday morning, December 25 and 26, January 1 and 6.

Last admission is 1/2 hour before closing time.

Group Booking is required, email at catacombe@santagnese.org

Information

Full: €8.00
Reduced: €5.00

Concessions:
School groups, presenting a letter of introduction from their School;
Children from 7 to 15 years of age;
Soldiers and security forces in uniform or with identification card.

Free entrance:
Children up to the age of 6;
Professors, teachers and catechists accompanying students groups – one per 15 students allowed;
The disabled, with a carer;
Guides and drivers of groups paying full-price tickets . Tickets can not be transferred to others member of the group.

Description

The monumental complex comprises the Basilica of Sant'Agnese fuori le Mura and the Mausoleo di Santa Costanza, the mausoleum built around 350 and meant to receive the bodies of Costantia and her sister Helen, daughters of Constantine. Under the basilica and in the area around it, are the galleries of a vast catacomb, discovered by chance in 1865 and certainly previous to the burial of the Saint, as proven by numerous inscriptions found here. The three-storey cemetery, without frescoes, si divided into four areas. The oldest one is on the left hand side of the basilica and has a niche closed by a huge slab, as in jewish tombs. The fourth area is under the atrium of the constantine church.

Services

» Multilingual guided visits
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See also

Culture and leisure › Cultural heritage › Archaeological heritage
Culture and leisure › Historic places of worship › Catholic Churches
Last checked: 2014-04-03 13:07