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Catacombe di Priscilla, Rome

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The Catacomb of Priscilla on the Via Salaria in Rome, Italy, are 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 cryptoportico from a large Roman villa, and the underground burial area of the ancient Roman family, the Acilius Glabrio.
The wall paintings in this catacomb include images of saints and early Christian symbols, such as the painting reproduced in Giovanni Gaetano Bottari's folio of 1754, where the Good Shepherd is depicted as feeding the lambs, with a crowing cock on His right and left hand.
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  • We chose this as an ad-on to our day and were very glad that we did so. We had to take a cab there as it wasn't the most accessible place; do make sure you are on time for the scheduled...  more »
  • If you’re in Rome it’s an easy walk (about 10-15) to the train station then a 10 minute walk from your stop (Libia) to get there. It’s only 8€ a person and the tour lasts about 40 minutes. If you’re.....  more »
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  • Loved it! It is not very crowded and gives a good overview of the catacombs. They offer tours on different languages
  • This is a cool place. You can have one idea about life of Christians in early ages. Few people every tour (around 20) you don't need reservation. Price adequate, tour in english.

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