Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, Rome

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#32 of 523 in Historic Sites in Rome
Delve into the nearly 20 km (12 mi) of tunnels and graves at Catacombs of Saint Callixtus 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 Catacombs of Saint Callixtus and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • We were assigned Obet, a Salesian brother, for our guided tour. He was the most inspiring, insightful, friendly og funny guide that we could have asked for. He truly made history come alive for all...  more »
  • Our guide was a bit weird, and too handsy, pushy literally - but the catacombs themselves were very interesting. There was a bit too much of an assumption of an assumed Catholicism (which wasn't...  more »
  • Arrived at 2:45 pm and purchased tickets with a tour starting at 3:00 pm in 4 different language groups. There are 22 km of catacombs so tourists must be escorted. The guide was fabulous with the...  more »

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