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Catacombe di San Callisto

Via Appia Antica, 110/126, 00179 Rome, Italy
+39 06 513 0151
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This first Christian cemetery of Rome houses the remains of 9 popes and saints.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Via Appia Antica, 110/126, 00179 Rome, Italy
+39 06 513 0151
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Reviewed yesterday

I did not know the history of the Catacombs and I was really in awe of the city it really was. Highly recommended

Thank ErikaDdL
Reviewed 2 days ago

A short drive from St Peters gets you here. There are guides able to speak several languages and who have a vast knowledge of the history surrounding this site. Pity no photos are allowed once in the catacomb and that the tour is relatively short...More

Thank 49watersedge
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were planning on going to all three of the catacombs near each other but sadly San Domitilla is closed for a few weeks and San Sebastian apparently doesn’t open on Sunday. However we still had a great time at San Callisto and our tour...More

Thank Stephenandsteviex
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The guider was very good! The Catacombe was more interesting than I expected. I highly recommend to take a visit.

Thank Iwanna F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Guided tours are required here. So buy a ticket and wait for your language tour to be called. The tour explores the largest of Rome's catacombs dating back almost 2000 years. It's OK but shouldn't be first on your list. There are no skeletons or...More

Thank Zoom_Gotti
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Please do not misunderstand me; this is an interesting location with ancient content. However, the tour, all be interesting, consists of empty ancient subterranean burial chambers. This is on the outskirts of Rome and took a metro ride and a bus to get here. Should...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fascinating place, amazing to see and informative guide. Really interesting piece of Christian history. Just beware that the visit is a guided tour only, you cannot tour at your own pace and you will have to wait up to 30 minutes for your tour to...More

Thank Slyman21
Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

We had a very nice time. It was definetly worth going all the way there, it is a bit far from the city centre, but the good thing is if you can't/don't want to walk that far taxi's are extremely affordable. The tour was done...More

Thank Marta T
Reviewed 4 December 2017

Going out to the Callisto Catacombs, don't expect the mythical Italian countryside. You won't pass by Rick Steves, Diane Lane fixing up her villa, or Chase Gioberti inviting you in for some Tuscan red. Lots of walls and run-down suburbs along the way. The catacombs...More

1  Thank HarryKnapp
Reviewed 20 November 2017

We wanted to tour a catacomb while in town, decided on this one. Highly recommend, very informative and incredible to be there.

Thank Scott E
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15 December 2017|
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Response from Marta T | Reviewed this property |
The entrance to these catacombs is only allowed in groups which are led by a tour guide. These groups are divided by languages, you can pick the one you want to hear the tour with. To be honest we were a bit disappointed... More
Bianca T
6 May 2017|
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Response from Karen G | Reviewed this property |
Buy the bus tickets at the tabbaconist or at any railway station.
Sally G
30 March 2017|
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Response from Thanh N | Reviewed this property |
Take the 118 bus (towards Appia/villa Dei Quintili) and get off at Catacombe S.callisto stop. The bus stop is right in between the Colosseo metro stop and the Colosseum.