Enjoy the outdoors, freedom, and the beauty of art. In addition to the classic historical monuments of Rome such as the Colosseum and the Roman Forum, the Baths of Caracalla and Castel Sant’Angelo, often too crowded to fully enjoy them, why not take some time to visit a site in underground Rome?
This funerary monument from the Roman age located in Rome, along the ancient Appian Way, not far from the Porta San Sebastiano, was entirely excavated in the tuff and looks like a square-plan environment divided by a series of galleries subsequently enlarged to accommodate up to 32 sarcophagi: the sarcophagi of the Scipioni family. The Scipioni were one of the most important families of Republican Rome and within it distinguished generals, leaders and illustrious men. Probably started in the III century. B.C. by Scipione Barbato, of which the finely decorated sarcophagus at the end of the central gallery is still visible, was used in the following decades by members of this family.
The archaeological site also houses a small necropolis; columbarium with imperial frescoes and a small catacomb.
At the end of the visit we will accompany you to a typical restaurant where you will be served an aperitif with a rich buffet to end this unique cultural experience in relaxation!