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Catacombe di San Callisto

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Address: Via Appia Antica, 110/126, 00179 Rome, Italy
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+39 065130151
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Thu - Tue 09:00 - 12:00
14:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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This first Christian cemetery of Rome houses the remains of 9 popes and...

This first Christian cemetery of Rome houses the remains of 9 popes and saints.

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Cool and Freaky

It is a really coll and freaky program. Climb down the Catacumbas and hear all the stories related to it. Very well organized tours. They should be only more aware about the... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is a really coll and freaky program. Climb down the Catacumbas and hear all the stories related to it. Very well organized tours. They should be only more aware about the difficulties to find a taxi around and help tourist on that.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The catacombs are one of the wonders of the Catholic world. San Callisto has about 12 miles of underground tombs five levels deep in the ground. It's located outside the walls of Rome, kind of hard to get to by public transport. Very calm and peaceful atmosphere compared to the hustle and bustle of Rome. If you don't have a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had to journey outside the city walls to visit the Catacombs of San Callisto. We were undecided how to travel along the Appia Antica (Appian Way), but settled on a taxi, which proved to be wise, as we were there in time for the 10.30am entry tour in English. Access also is possible by the 118 and 218 public... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You should definitely go. Catacombs are amazing and the people who will guide you know almost everything about them. I was speechless. Especially Greeks will be proud in there. You will understand why, when you will be there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worth a trek out of the city (probably 15 minutes and 15 euro) to experience this unique and massive underground complex. The guides are informative and quite nice, but don't attempt photography while in the catacombs. Might not be the best for someone who is claustrophobic, but the tunnels are well lit, but not well marked, so stay with thr... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Slightly out of the city, we got a taxi there for €12 and a bus back (for free as we didn't know how to pay) Paid €8 for full tour. Should have been 30 mins but was at least 45 mins. Factual, guide had a good sense of humour. Very minimal bones if that's what you're expecting to see but... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wandering through the catacombs on a guided tour was informative and different. Truly transported you back to another time. Teenagers loved it and found it cool. Exploring the grounds around was beautiful even in winter. Nice to get away from city center. We took an uber directly there which was easy and affordable for family of four.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are up to a different experience besides seeing the famous roman sites it is time to vistit the Appian way and teh Catacombs of san Callisto. This is an amazing experience and to learn about the beggining of christianity and how the prayed and reveared their dead. The catacombs are very large and well preserved. They have tour... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is basically a cemetery! This is almost 37 acres of underground cemetery! Some 50,000 people and 16 Popes are buried here!! Ticket is about 8 euros for adult and it includes a guided tour in many languages! Lots of information and history!!!! First n original road that was laid by the romans are 10 mins walk from this... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It's a unique experience for sure! We had a long wait to get in...(I think there was some sort of mix-up that day). But it was still worth it. Our guide was excellent. Photography is not allowed so be sure to pick up some postcards or other souvenir at the gift shop. It would be impossible to get worthwhile photos... More 

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