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Catacombe di San Callisto, Rome

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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. Put Catacombe di San Callisto into our Rome vacation builder and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • We visited on a Monday and there were no large crowds. We came from Rome by bus number 118, just in time to find out that they had started their 2 hour (sic!) siesta. So we ended up waiting there for ...  more »
  • Having heard about the catacombs in Sunday School, I was expecting large caves where the Christians could have hidden out from the Romans. This complex of catacombs consists of a maze of narrow tunnel...  more »
  • We were fortunate to have a certified local archaeologist guiding our group and giving meaning and context to the bizarre underground chambers. Felt like being in a "B" horror movie or on the set of t...  more »