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“A part of Roman history” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Catacombs of St. Callixtus

Catacombs of St. Callixtus
Via Appia Antica 78,110,126 | Via Ardeatina 3, 00179 Rome, Italy
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Ranked #109 of 687 Attractions in Rome
Type: Ancient Ruins, Cemeteries, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This first Christian cemetery of Rome houses the remains of 9 popes and saints.
Montreal, Canada
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“A part of Roman history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

These are the best preserved in Rome! It's worth visiting for its religious side but also because they are only built in soft volcanic rock with nothing else! You can also see a part of the first and most ancient road of the Roman Empire, the Via Appia. Use the Roma Pass to go there. It gives you free public transportation, free access to two attractions in Rome, discounts to others and is good for three days!

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“What an Excellent Educational Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

We are all taught that the catacombs are where Christians went to escape Roman persecution. Well... you'll learn a lot after this tour. With half a million people buried there, and their families going in and out, it couldn't have been much of a secret. As an engineer, it was fascinating how the catacombs were constructed and how the tombs were laid out. The history is fascinating, and all in all it was an excellent tour. If you don't have a car, be prepared to walk a long way to get there.

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“tunnels.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

Don't get it. Maybe if I was religous, but its just tunnels in the ground. Def not worth it, especially with all the other stuff in Rome. I'd rather spend weeks and weeks just walking around any one of dozens of other areas. Maybe look at pics and or videos before you go.

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London, United Kingdom
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“Great attraction out of the tourist map in Rome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Great tour of the catacombs for a great price. Situated in a really beautiful area of Rome this is one not to be missed

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“Well worth the effort”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

If you are interested in Roman life, particularly Roman Christianity, spend the 10 Euros taxi ride and 12 euros entrance fee to this site. You need t be mobile and not mind cramped dark spaces, but you will see how 1st Century Christians buried their dead and managed to meet to pray and avoid persecution in doing so. Amazing reconstruction of a young woman whose throat was cut for her beliefs, but in dying, signalled her Faith to one God and the Triune. Arrange a taxi ride back because you risk being cut off otherwise.

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