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Catacombe di San Callisto, Rome

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#31 of 527 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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  • impressive and moving. THE visit is very "catho", the word Christian is replaced by Catholic, even if the catacombs were Western Christians, we speak of popes when it comes to bishops of Rome (the pope did not exist and the bishops ruled over the faith of the Christians of Rome. That said it is very moving to see that five hundred thousand people were buried there, a work of titan than to dig over 20 kms a maze where were buried the dead Christians including the first martyrs of the Faith
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  • My wife and I took a bus from Rome and found our way to the entrance to Via Appica Antica and stopped to have lunch at a small restaurant. It was nice in of itself. We then set out and walked the path...  more »
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