Despite being initially a Roman aqueduct and a pagans' site, what the Hypogeum is today delivering to us, is a powerfull Christian heritage. The Hypogeum was in fact painted for catechesis and liturgical purposes, and to spread Christian religion. Here the word of God was taught to proselytes before baptism, and catechesis was issued to children. Furthermore, frescos, with their Old and New Testament scenes, were undoubtely exerting a spiritual call.


The Hypogeum in not to be considered only a religious place, but also a tourist attraction, with artistic, historical and cultural features of great value.