060608


Roma Capitale
Zètema Progetto Cultura
060608 - Discover and buy tourist services, cultural offers and shows in Rome
You are in: Home » Culture and leisure » Cultural heritage » Archaeological heritage » Catacombe di Santa Agnese
Typology: Catacombs

Address

Address: Via Nomentana, 349
Zone: Quartiere Trieste (Roma nord)
angolo Via di Sant'Agnese, 3

Contacts

Telephone: 06 8610840
Web site: www.santagnese.com
Email: catacombe@santagnese.net (per prenotazione gruppi)

Opening times

For visiting schedules and procedures, see the official website

Museums and places of culture are subject at the COVID containment measures.

Information

Entrance only with guided tours. Visits start every hour and it is not allowed to enter the Catacombs on your own.

- Italian
- English

Groups max 10 visitors (due to Covid 19). Reservation required. Animals are not allowed.

Full ticket: € 10,00
Reduced ticket: € 5,00 


Free entrance
- Children 0-13 years
- Disabled visitors and a companion
- Students of the Pontifical Institute of Christian Archaeology (in possession of the card issued by Pontifical Commission for Sacred Archaeology)


- Cash or bank transfer payments accepted.
- Visitors with a wheelchair are not allowed to enter the Catacombs.

 

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
» Point of Sale for Souvenirs, Books and Postcards

See also

Culture and leisure › Historic places of worship › Catholic Churches
Culture and leisure › Cultural heritage › Archaeological heritage
Last checked: 2021-05-25 12:18