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Catacombe di San Callisto

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Address: Via Appia Antica, 110/126, 00179 Rome, Italy
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09:00 - 12:00
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Thu - Tue 09:00 - 12:00
14:00 - 17:00
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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The tour lasts 30 minutes to an hour. The tour guides are volunteers. Our guide was from the Philippines and he was fantastic. Very animated and provided us with great history... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I found these catacombs to be mildly interesting but they were not as dramatic as I expected. All human remains were removed from the areas open to the public about 15 years ago, so if you're expecting a scary or ghoulish atmosphere with bodies in the wall niches, you're not going to get it. In fact, the areas open to... More 

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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The tour lasts 30 minutes to an hour. The tour guides are volunteers. Our guide was from the Philippines and he was fantastic. Very animated and provided us with great history. You can only go on one level and there are no remains on that level because the barbarians destroyed all of the remains but it is a great experience... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

we went to visit the Saint Sebastian catacombs but they are closed on a Sunday. Instead we walked the 500 metres to these. I am glad we did. It was a great tour conducted in your language with a well informed guide. We had visited the catacombs in France but these were totally different. These are 2000 years old and... More 

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tours are efficiently broken up by languages so that visitors really understand the area. No photos can be taken and only one level of catacombs are toured. A half million people are buried at this site but you won't find one dead body on this tour.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this is an amazing site, underground (cool!!) and well-guided. It is wonderful also to come out of the bustle of the city and hear birds singing in the lovely pine trees.

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Winchester, Virginia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Maybe it was me, but than, my fellow tourist were also very disappointed in that there were no bodies. Many of us had been to Paris, France and viewed their catacombs, with skeletal remains in place, this is not the case here. What you see are Osery's, the carved out spots where the caskets were stored, nothing more. There is... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is well worth a visit but when you get there it is not very well organised. You have to stand in the correct row according to the language you want the tour conducting in. You then all set off together put in different rooms for a talk on the Catacombes and then go down to see the burial site... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

By far the best catacomb experience in Rome. Well organised, multi language tours and parking! I took my young baby in a baby carrier and found it no problem getting around. However, no bar or cafe, only a few vending machines so bring snacks!

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Dubrovnik, Croatia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a few visits to Rome eventually made it out to the Catacombs. We walked to Pz Venezia and (eventually ) found the fabled 118 bus. There are TWO bus stops - one only used on SUNDAYS). The normal one is actually on the corner of the basilica next to the Roma on Via dei Fori Imperiali. Google maps marks... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We hired a private tour guide who thought we would enjoy the catacombs and he was correct. The tour, led by a catholic priest, was informative and educational and I am very glad we did it.

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