The guide's english wasn't very good and the tour was short and didn't give a lot of information. If you go there , a walk through the park next to it is highly recommended.
This visit was well worth the Metro/bus trip down Via Appia. The Catacombs are eerily awesome. Our guide was interesting, but the tour itself is rather limited. The area surrounding the Catacombs is beautiful and picture-worthy in and of itself. We're certainly glad we visited.
One of the best things to see in Rome - a bit off beaten track, worth going on foot, passing Porta san Sebastiano. Very informative guide, the whole place gives you the real experience of ancient rituals.
I don't usualy review attractions, unless there is some true advice (or feedback) I would love to share with the communitiy. The Catacombs of St. Callixtus, a pivotal place in early Christianity. You get there by taking the subway to the Cestian Pyramid and then bus 118 along the famous via Appia. Once there, going with a guide is compulsory.... More
8euros included a compulsory tour guide (you'd get lost without one). Tour lasted 30mins was really interesting, the tour guide spoke perfect English too. Would definitely recommend taking a bus out here, we got the 218 form the center of Rome for only 1.50 euros. One of the cheapest attractions we visited and one of the best! You can also... More
We were taken around the catacombs by an English-speaking tour guide (compulsory) and it was a brilliant experience. He was energetic and enthusiastic, and gave us so much information. He also took us to a part of the catacomb that isn't normally open to visitors, wanting us to see as much of it as we were able. He clearly loved... More
There are several catacombs available to tour in Rome. We picked this one because we were biking on the Appian Way which goes right by it and because it was the burial place for nine 3rd century popes. The most famous martyr buried here was Saint Cecilia and a plaster cast of her remains are shown. After you buy your... More
After you buy your tickets you wait until the next tour time and then they assign everyone to a common language group (English, Italian, German, French & Spanish options) for the tour through the catacombs. The catacombs themselves are well preserved, with frescoes dating from that early period, and provide a great insight into what life and death was like... More
We went a part of a 93 strong Sacred Pilgrimage. Not all our group went, due to the steep stairs, but it was a fascinating place and part of our soul family's shocking/fascinating history. A place to go, pay homage to all those that were persecuted for their beliefs and to say prayers and give thanks for our modern day... More
We arrived at the catacombs in the afternoon expecting we'd only have an hour and a half to see the catacombs. We bought our tickets (no change given for "technical" reasons?) and we're assigned to an English tour. We didn't realize we had to go with a tour group which I guess makes sense. We spent more time above ground... More
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