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Catacombe di San Callisto

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Address: Via Appia Antica, 110/126, 00179 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: +39 065130151
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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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Visited yesterday. Excellent guide in Michela who really was a passionate archaeolgist. Fascinating look at ancient Christian burial methods and an appreciation of the size and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited 18.11.16: 3pm tour The ticket seller at the kiosk was sullen & uncommunicative. We were sold our tickets but then not told what the process for accessing the catacombs was. The seller was so unapproachable in his body language we left the booth with no information so & edged our way to the front of a crush at the... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Perhaps my expectations were too high. It is certainly well organized with tours provided automatically in a variety of languages. There is no photography inside (for no good reason really) and then you literally run all the way through the tour. The guide hardly takes any questions...ours was nice but in a huge rush as if they were about to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited yesterday. Excellent guide in Michela who really was a passionate archaeolgist. Fascinating look at ancient Christian burial methods and an appreciation of the size and number of people beloved to have been buried here. These are the largest catacombs with two there sites nearby. Beautiful setting on the Appalachian way. She also recommended hiring a bicycle and cycling further... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited with friends and we all found it interesting. It is a good bit of history to go and see and also to learn. The tour guide was really friendly and you could tell he was passionate about what he was doing. it would be amazing to be able to view the other floors, especially the lowest one (4th).

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is only one of six catacombs currently open to the public in Rome (Nov 2016). I was initially reluctant to fork out 8 Euros for a 45 min tour, but glad I did for the high quality and friendly tour guide who made a real effort to bring the history and sanctity of the site to life without being... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A very impressive site with miles of passageways and a few of the earliest popes burial sites. The guided tour is excellent and they offer a range of languages. Good introduction to the Roman catacombs experience.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great tour guide who took us on an informative walk. Combine this with a cycle down the Via Appia for a great day.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Visited these catacombs today. Very interesting, not claustrophobic and was not cold. The tour guide was excellent and gave good information. We took public transport which I would not recommend. Our tour finished at 16.00 and we were still waiting on a bus over an hour later. Best to take a taxi from the metro station to save a lot... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

This catacombe and the other nearby (San Sebastiano) both provide a tour with the price of admission - you just buy your ticket at the window, they tell you when the next tour starts and you line up outside under the sign for which language tour you need (english, german, etc). To purchase tickets you need to either have exact... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Another day trip involved the Appian Way to visit the catacombs. We chose the San Callisto catacombs, as it was the closest. We took the 118 bus which stopped right outside. Don't be put off by the large crowds (we arrived with 6 tour buses, but only waited 20 minutes. The tours are organized by language which makes it easy... More 

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