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Catacombe di San Callisto

Catacombs Rome, Italy

The official cemetery of the Roman Church Catacombe di San Callisto

The Catacombs of Saint Callistus are part of the so-called complex Callistiano, an area of ​​about 30 hectares between the Appian Way, the Ardeatina and the path of the Seven Churches, in Rome, which houses several funerary areas and catacombs.

Located just after the Church of Quo Vadis, tens of martyrs, sixteen pontiffs and many Christians were buried in them. They were named after the deacon Callixtus who, at the beginning of the third century, was appointed by Pope Zephyrinus as the administrator of the cemetery and so became the official cemetery of the Church of Rome. In the first century Rome's Christians did not have their own cemeteries.If they owned land, they buried their relatives there, otherwise they resorted to common cemeteries, where pagans too were buried.

The price of admission is € 8.- full price; € 5.- reduced fee. The reduced fee: school classes, presenting a certificate from their School; for youth from age 6 to 15; for soldiers and police in uniform or with an identification card. Free entrance is granted to children up to the age of 5; to Professors, teachers and catechists accompanying students groups – one per 15 students allowed; to the disabled, with a helper; The visit is GUIDED for free by guides who speak various languages. The visit (introduction beforehand and the walk through the Catacombs) will last about 30/40 minutes.

Opening Time
    Lunedì: 09:00–12:00, 14:00–17:00
    Martedì: 09:00–12:00, 14:00–17:00
    Mercoledì: Chiuso
    Giovedì: 09:00–12:00, 14:00–17:00
    Venerdì: 09:00–12:00, 14:00–17:00
    Sabato: 09:00–12:00, 14:00–17:00
    Domenica: 09:00–12:00, 14:00–17:00

+39 06 513 0151

Via Appia Antica, 110, 00179 Roma, Italia

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