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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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  • Visit in any case with a guided tour the catacombs and pause given the impressive mausoleum
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  • This morning I went in the catacombs of Saint Sebastian for a visit. Unfortunately I witnessed a scene very unpleasant that I describe below. Standing in line for tickets there were a girl visiting with her grandparents to whom (for an error that can absolutely happen working in public in crowded days) I was told that the site could be seen only by guided tour. The gentlemen start their tour a bit incredulous and the girl comes back even back to ask if we could go in that direction, and a gentleman (who turned out to be the Manager) replied in an annoyed you, that was the way. The girl and her grandparents continue and are interrupted at this point by the manager who starts yelling so boorish and rude that they should read the signs rather than venture out without permission and that the site could only be seen on guided tours. The Lords attacked respond that nobody had told them that he needed help and rushes to their rescue even the boy who had earlier sold their tickets, saying that it had been a mistake not to tell but the editor continues with ways to offend the three visitors screaming their villani of the existence of cartels and offending them with words. Carryover this episode since I find unacceptable such conduct on the part of a Director of a cultural site so important for our country and fortunately let such a lowness the excellent preparation of the guides and the kindness of the guys at the counter.
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  • Twenty kilometres long, you can see a few hundred metres on a guided tour of approximately 30 minutes. I expected more, instead only a few frescoes and niches and niches without skulls and bones. The guide was friendly, but the visit is short and soon you're back out. Price 8 euros, I find it absurd that you can't take pictures. Interesting just to get an idea of how they were.
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