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Istituto Salesiano San Callisto, Rome

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Delve into the nearly 20 km (12 mi) of tunnels and graves at Istituto Salesiano 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 Istituto Salesiano 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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  • Our guide, a father of the congregation (not sure) Bosco, was perfect. Impeccable French, knowledge without limits on the subject. Archaeology work that has been done to restore and secure the scene is impressive. These visits last about 1:30, as a group, and offered in several languages, including the french, the German, and English.
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  • 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 to...  more »
  • I visited in April 2017 the catacombs of San Callisto with two girlfriends and, although I had seen, I was once again amazed by these ancient sites where were placed the remains of Christian martyrs and beyond. The expert guidance we described everything with passion and you could hear in his words the pleasure in telling the story. Are a must if you are in Rome.
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