Columbarium Pomponius Hylas - Underground Rome

Columbarium Pomponius Hylas - Underground Rome
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$117.65
Duration: 60 minutes
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Description

The Columbarium of Pomponius Hylas is a Roman columbarium of the first century, completely preserved by the famous via Appia.
The columbarium is a special type of tomb widely used in Rome by those who couldn’t afford the luxury of a large tomb, but wanted that their ashes were still preserved in a decent way. So, they were given the opportunity to join a funerary association that gave these people the possibility to be buried thanks to the payment of a sum of money.

  • This is an exclusive visit, so the site will open only for you.    
  • This tour includes a private guide at disposition and entrance tickets with reservation.
  • The meeting point with your guide will be at the entrance of the site.                                         
  • Your guide will wait for you with personalized signboard.                               

Your private guide will let you immerse in the history of the site and will show you the mosaic representing Pomponio Hylas and his wife and will tell you their story. Moreover, you will see that there is the underground environment, where there are frescoes depicting grape vines, birds and cupids...                                     

You will discover this and more other things during this tour!                                  

The Columbarium of Pomponius Hylas is a Roman columbarium of the first century, completely preserved by the famous via Appia.
The columbarium is a special type of tomb widely used in Rome by those who couldn’t afford the luxury of a large tomb, but wanted that their ashes were still preserved in a decent way. So, they were given the opportunity to join a funerary association that gave these people the possibility to be buried thanks to the payment of a sum of money.