Mausoleum of Valerius Romulus

Rome, Italy

Valerius Romulus (c. 292/295 - 309) was the son of the Caesar and later usurper Maxentius and of Valeria Maximilla, daughter of Emperor Galerius. He was buried in a tomb along the Via Appia. The restored tomb stands within a grand sporting arena known as the Circus of Maxentius, itself part of a broader imperial complex built by the emperor Maxentius in the early fourth century AD.


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Founded: 309 AD
Category: Cemeteries, mausoleums and burial places in Italy


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Gergő Bánkúti (17 months ago)
Very detailed and interesting English guided tour, our guide was really knowledgeable. One of the biggest and most exciting catacombs to visit , with beautifully preserved frescoes, highly recommended!
Olivier Leys (18 months ago)
Wonderful catacombs with extraordinary frescos. Excellent guide. She even waited for us when we arrived half an hour to late because we took the wrong tram from Termini. Take the old tram at the Laziali station (at the backside of Termini station) and not the 'normal' trams near the Termini bus station!!! It stops just front of the catabombs. The guide was very professional and friendly and explained a lot about the history of the catabombs.
Claire Benigni (2 years ago)
These catacombs are the best of Rome!!! Incredible frescos and easy walk through the catacombs. Our guide Giulia was amazing and very knowledgeable, clearly has a passion for her job and what she studies. Very much recommend for anyone trying to see catacombs in Rome and don’t know which one to choose!
Lara Giuliana Gouveia Simonetti (4 years ago)
The catacombs are a most dramatic and interesting experience. You step through an unassuming door, and as you descend the stairs the heat of the day leaches away. The empty alcoves stretch out before you, and line the walls of the many side tunnels (which sink into darkness). Particularly interesting are the frescos, whose meaning are very ably explained by the tour guide. Above ground, the Mausoleum of Saint Helena is a very impressive edifice. The internal museum is well worth the ticket price. Both aspects of the site are better suited to Italian speakers, although a guidebook is available in English.
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