Catacomb of Saints Peter and Marcellinus Tour

 
 
 
 

Catacomb of Saints Peter and Marcellinus: site of pilgrims from all Europe

 
 
 
 
 

Highlights and what’s included

Duration
Half Day
 
 
Places of interest

ROME

 

  • Catacomb of Saints Peter and Marcellinus
Exclusivity

All our tours are PRIVATE, not sharing with other guests.

Languages

English, Spanish, German, French, Italian

  • Historical interest 100% 100%
  • Fun 90% 90%
  • Activity Level 80% 80%

Peter and Marcellinus martyrs in Rome

A Roman patron, Lucilla, brought the bodies of the two martyrs on Via Casilina, near the area of “Duas Lauros”, in the existing Christian cemetery that was so dedicated to their memory and that became a site of pilgrimage for many believers.

Currently the relics are in Seligenstadt, Germany. The great devotion of the worshippers is documented by numerous graffiti that can be seen in the little apse and in the tunnels leading to the tombs of the martyrs; there are invocations in Latin, but also in Runic, reflecting the fact that is was also place of worship also for Celts and Germans.

The access to the catacombs is from the courtyard of the basilica. The tomb of the two saints initially were two simple burial niches, then enriched by monumental marble decorations by Pope Damasus. These catacombs, decorated with biblical scenes, are among the largest of those present in Rome.

Did you know that the largest Rome’s catacombs are those of St. Callisto? They host the tombs of 500,000 people and seven popes!  You can find the Catacombs of St. Callisto tour in the “Private 

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