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Catacombe di San Callisto

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This first Christian cemetery of Rome houses the remains of 9 popes and saints.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Via Appia Antica 110/126, 00179 Rome, Italy
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed August 16, 2006

The Catacombs of St. Callixtus were truly one of the highlights of our June 2006 visit to Rome. We took the subway to Circus Maximus and then the bus and were surprised to see how close by they were. You buy your ticket but only...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed December 12, 2014

Earlier this week we visited the catacombs of St Callixtus. These catacombs are very far from the centre of Rome so costs about 20 euros to taxi from there to Rome. Included in the ticket was a tour which is offered in almost all the...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We went here on the recommendation of our guide. What a place! Getting tickets was a little sketchy; they have sings saying they accept credit cards, but the clerk said they only took cash because the card process was down. After that, you wait in...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing. Don't miss. Unique place and experience. An opportunity to see an extraordinary phenomenon. worth to spend the time

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Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

Really impressed. Went just before leaving Rome. Weren’t expecting such a nice gem. The place is beautiful, our guide in Spanish was fantastic, the information is not too much not too little, enough! And the staff was so nice to us. I would really recommend...More

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Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

I was surprised by how interesting the tour was, it was nice to have a guide who was informative and passionate. The tour took about 45 minutes. Would recommend.

Thank Charlotte P
Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

This is actually a really important part of early Christianity. It includes the burial sites to Popes and also St Cecilia, the patron saint of musicians. The history is fascinating and it’s rather eerie to be down there. You could almost imagine a Dr Who...More

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Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

Took this tour through Walks of Italy. Andy our guide was great and extremely knowledgeable and passionate about each of the three places we visited. Definitely recommend if visiting Rome.

Thank Michael S
Reviewed September 13, 2018

This is outside Rome and we took a diversion in our taxi on the way to Rome from our cruise port. Tours are given in several languages and leave regularly, starting above ground with a short history of the catacombs which took about 15 minutes...More

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Reviewed September 5, 2018

We visited the catacombs on Sunday and tour was about 30 minutes long. Our guide gave us a quick history about the catacombs at the start then toured us through the catacombs. Our mistake was taking a bus then walking to the catacombs. This took...More

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Reviewed August 30, 2018

It's a bit out of the way, i.e. outside Rome proper. We were in the Prati neighborhood and took the Metro to St. John Lateran stop. We were to take bus, but rather than wait, we took an Uber. There are multiple tours in multiple...More

Thank John I
Reviewed August 7, 2018

The catacomb tour is a step back in time. Our guide was knowledgeable and entertaining. Tours are offered in several languages. And finally, the July heat was not a problem! The catacombs are a comfortable temperature year-round.

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jeanbanks
August 6, 2018|
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Response from christopher s | Reviewed this property |
No, but as someone has answered you can buy tickets at the catacombs and the wait to enter is only 10 minutes, ps there are no bodies in the catacombs, they were taken out to a new burial place because tourists were pinching... More
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Comik99
December 14, 2017|
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Response from Martita_Bashir | Reviewed this property |
The entrance to these catacombs is only allowed in groups which are led by a tour guide. These groups are divided by languages, you can pick the one you want to hear the tour with. To be honest we were a bit disappointed... More
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Bianca T
May 5, 2017|
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Response from Karen G | Reviewed this property |
Buy the bus tickets at the tabbaconist or at any railway station.
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