The Catacombs of Rome

When we think of Catacombs, we think of the one’s in Paris; however, Rome has a few as well. Although, they are not as dark as the ones in Paris, but they are still creepy.

Photo taken by Hugo Morel

As we were going down the steps, I truly had no idea what I was getting into. The further we went, the darker it got. I looked back and the image I saw, was something out of a horror painting.

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A little history of Rome’s catacombs. The catacombs were built for the Christian and Jewish population. Since most of them were too poor to afford a proper grave, the ancient Romans just stuffed them in the catacombs. Also, the Romans back then did not believe in burying the dead. They preferred cremations.

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Back to our story, the Catacombs were always at a cool temperature. As the group kept going, I somehow got lost. Being lost in a place like this was not a fun experience. You can sense something is always around the corner looking at you.

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Every corner I turned, there were more graves with Latin written on them. My fight against anxiety was becoming a hopeless cause.

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Eventually after running around in the dark for what felt like an hour, I found a tour guide. The guide looked at me twice, as if she was making sure I wasn’t some sprit haha. She lead me to the exit and there I found freedom from this nightmarish event.

Thank you for reading our post. Much love!! Safe travels and have an awesome weekend!

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  1. OMG! I have no sense of direction either and getting lost down there is the stuff of recurring nightmares. Thank you for sharing your tale along with the photos. The whole lot’s incredibly creepy. Well done.
    Best wishes,

  2. Eek! I couldn’t imagine getting lost! I like the concept of spooky places, but once I’m there I’m wondering what in the world I got myself into!!

  3. Are there lots of horror stories? Like do the people there see ghosts all the time?

    It’s not in Italy, otherwise I’d ask if you saw Fortunato (The Cask of Amontillado) 😉

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