Delve into the nearly 20 km (12 mi) of tunnels and graves at Catacombe di San Callisto on the Appian Way, one of the most notable burial sites of ancient Rome. Discover the legacies of early Christianity as you visit some of the earliest popes' ornate tombs and crypts. The tombs of ancient families here often feature frescoes and mosaic artwork. Tour the outdoor section of the complex to see several small basilicas. To ensure a spot in a guided tour, book ahead. Take a look at our Rome trip itinerary builder to schedule your visit to Catacombe di San Callisto and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
Tours to Catacombe di San Callisto
Skip the Line to Vatican Treasures, Sistine Chapel and Optional Upgrade with Lunch BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $80
Duration: 9 hours
Ancient Appian Way, Catacombs, and Roman Aqueducts E-Bike Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $68
Duration: 270 to 360 minutes
Catacombe di San Callisto Reviews
Nous voulions visiter quelque chose d'un peu atypique, et c'est chose faite ! La visite des catacombes se fait uniquement avec un guide, il est interdit d'y pénétrer seul (et effectivement, c'est un v... more »We wanted to visit something a little atypical, and it's done! The visit of the catacombs is done only with a guide, it is forbidden to enter it alone (and indeed, it is a real labyrinth!). There are several guides, which lead groups according to the spoken language. We had the chance to be only 6 but other groups were + 20! The catacombs are impressive. A huge thank you to our guide, Geoffroy, who was really top, very friendly and who knows how to share his knowledge... Attention to the + frileux, there is 15 degrees
Die Katakomben sind sehr interessant. Fotografieren ist leider verboten. Sie haben eben eine ganz spezielle Atmosphäre. Ein bißchen gruselig, aber auch sehr beeindruckend. Wir hatten eine Führung in d... more »The catacombs are very interesting. Photography is unfortunately prohibited. You just have a very special atmosphere. A bit creepy, but also very impressive. We had a guided tour in German language and the lady actually spoke good German, so you understood everything. The tour takes about 30 minutes and you get a daring idea of the size of the entire system. Our leader also managed to convey, and to convey, under what conditions all this arose once, and she mentioned at the end that this place was also an expression of Christian charity, which we could use well again today. She is right about that!
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