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Catacombe di San Callisto

Via Appia Antica 110/126, 00179 Rome, Italy
+39 06 513 0151
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This first Christian cemetery of Rome houses the remains of 9 popes and saints.
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  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 12:00, 14:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Via Appia Antica 110/126, 00179 Rome, Italy
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+39 06 513 0151
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"early christians"
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"via appia"
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"christian history"
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"quo vadis"
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"several languages"
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"ancient catacombs"
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"tour takes about minutes"
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"burial ground"
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"different languages"
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"burial site"
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"english guide"
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"guided tour"
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"circo massimo"
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"burial place"
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"buried here"
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Reviewed yesterday

Very interesting place to visit , bit different from Catacomb's in Paris but very nice. You can choose group with different languages English, Spanish, Italian and German i think... good connection with City from Metro station San Giovanni you can take a bus 218 to...More

Thank Mateusz S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful insight to the issues and hardships faced by early Christians in pagan Rome. Well set up for visitors and very informative tour. Well worth the Euro 8 entry. Easy access is available by public transport but you will need to walk a reasonable distance...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Accessible from the city of Rome, the catacomb is a site with high historical and sentimental value. There are many guided tours in most familiar languages. The tours are time restricted, while the passing through the catacombs are quite narrow and one-way. It was worth...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My kids are 6 and 8 and they couldn't get out of there fast enough. My husband and I thought it was fascinating and worth the 30 minutes it takes to get through the tour. The kids were scared though and my daughter couldn't sleep...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Of all the dramatic experiences in Rome this ranks right at the top. An unprecedented real reflection of the persecution of Christians in Ancient Rome. Well worth the 30 minute cab ride.

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Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

Walking the Appian Way and visiting the catacomb gave me a new appreciation of Roman history especially the struggles of the early Christians. This is a must-see.

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Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

8 euros was the ticket with guide included. The tour took around 40 minutes. We remained speachless. What were people able to do in the past, it's incredible. This place should be visuted!

Thank Gina T
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Reviewed 2 June 2018

Impressive. I would recommend to walk through the Via Apia Antica and start seeing part or the Roman Empire and history. The guides are incredible and you will have an unique underground experience understanding why the romans allowed Christians to have a cemetery. Don’t miss...More

Thank Gustavo C
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Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

A must see. Such a fascinating place to visit. For us and our 11 year son, it was brought alive buy a very knowledge and enthusiastic tour guide FR DIXIE (that was what was on his badge). James says hi 😀 Easy to get to...More

Thank Simon R
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Reviewed 29 May 2018

Offering tours hourly in 4 languages for only 8 euros per person. You descend via steps into the 2nd underground level with a Catholic father as your guide. Ours was very informative as to the history of the catacombs.

Thank Gotrocs
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Comik99
14 December 2017|
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Response from Martita_Bashir | Reviewed this property |
The entrance to these catacombs is only allowed in groups which are led by a tour guide. These groups are divided by languages, you can pick the one you want to hear the tour with. To be honest we were a bit disappointed... More
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Bianca T
5 May 2017|
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Response from Karen G | Reviewed this property |
Buy the bus tickets at the tabbaconist or at any railway station.
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Sally G
30 March 2017|
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Response from Thanh N | Reviewed this property |
Take the 118 bus (towards Appia/villa Dei Quintili) and get off at Catacombe S.callisto stop. The bus stop is right in between the Colosseo metro stop and the Colosseum.
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