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Catacombe di San Callisto, Rome

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#32 of 529 in Historic Sites in Rome
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.
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  • Within all the catacombs that exist in Rome and within which there is access to the public I believe that the catacombs of San Calixto is one of the best options. The place is quite far to walk, we arrived by taxi, but I remember I saw access by bus. There are visits in several languages. The entrance costs 8 euros, for me is not expensive but not cheap, as the tour they do is something short and fast. You can not access on your own, you have to go down with a guide that will put you in history as to what you see. Our guide in Spanish was a priest, the truth that we liked very much, because being religious, the knowledge about the because of these burials, the beliefs of the time, meanings of certain acontecimentos, we explained them long and deepened in it. It is a place where photos and videos are banned, but some pictures are hidden if you can get. It is a totally recommended place
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  • Having visited the main attractions of Rome, the Vatican, Colosseum, Forum, etc., the missing place to visit was one of the catacombs. We picked on the San Callisto catacomb as it was open on the day ...  more »
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