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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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Thu - Tue 09:00 - 12:00
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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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Catacombs and Roman Countryside Half-Day Walking Tour
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Ancient Appian Way, Catacombs and Roman Countryside Electric Bike Tour
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Guided Bike Tour of the Appian Way and Aqueducts Park

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The Catacombs are located a short bus drive from Circo Massimo. There are guided tours on several languages: English, Italian, German, Spanish, French, even Polish. The tour takes... read more

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Catacombs are located a short bus drive from Circo Massimo. There are guided tours on several languages: English, Italian, German, Spanish, French, even Polish. The tour takes about 40 minutes and the guides are very knowledgeable. There is a long siesta around noon, so make sure to check the opening hours. After you are done with the visit, I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located about 20 to 40-minute (depending on traffic) bus ride from Termini, this is a very convenient location to visit. The bus dropped you off right in front of the entrance and you only need to walk 100m to get to the ticket booth. There's no online reservation so getting tickets can take a long time during peak hours. We... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its quite far from the city center, but You can get in there by bus. It was the most interesting place in Rome. Tour takes about 40 min. Guides are very professional.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

i really enjoyed this short experience. Out along the Appian Way to a quiet expanse of trees walkways and grass and ancient catacombs. Once down among the dead you are privy to some enthralling authentic frescos painted hundreds of years ago in honour of their dead. We had a lovely French guide who took the six English speaking people. I... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

San Callisto is one of the easiest Christian catacombs to visit. You could take an Uber or the 118 bus directly to the church. Be sure to purchase enough tickets for a round trip if you don't have a pass. If you forget there is a bike rental shop on the Rome side of the Quo Vadis church from which... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

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 16 January 2017

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 6 January 2017

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 6 January 2017 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 4 January 2017 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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