by Conti Travel since 1957

Unique Italian art treasures

THE NECROPOLIS

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The Necropolis of the Via Triumphalis a  'little Pompei' of tombs in Rome at the time of Augustus – New opening February 2014 the Roman-age archaeological excavations which extend below the whole of the Vatican hill is again visible extended, refurbished and transformed into a museum with walkways. It  is possible to walk through the burial chambers, accompanied by an expert guide, among small mausoleums, finely sculpted sarcophagi, statues, mouldings, mosaics, frescoes and bas-reliefs with epigraphs describing the lives of those who repose at the foot of the ancient hill.

Please take in consideration, that due to the nature of our exclusive visit, everything should be booked in advance.

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