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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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  • Guided tour in one of the largest catacombs of Rome. Along the way, you can admire some frescoes preserved enough (although other catacombs there are better ones). The Guide, competent and friendly, has enriched the view with curiosity and clear explanations and exhaustive. The catacombs can be reached easily by bus, which stops just a short walk from the entrance. The visits are organised in various languages. Too bad you can only visit a small part and having to leave to the imagination the true vastness of these tunnels!
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  • The catacombs of San Callisto you can only visit led by a guide, only go there in is not allowed. Also taking pictures is prohibited. It is more than worth the effort: so many tombs, such a special history. There is still a lot of preserved, not only the tombs, but also special wall paintings. Tens of thousands of people are buried here, from Popes to slaves. ' The tour takes 40 minutes.
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  • Very interesting historical site. With visit guided a guide in French, good mood, joking and available. The visit is fast about 1 hour but very complete. This isn't a staple of Rome but it's very interesting, I recommend.
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