Catacombs of San Callisto Tour

 
 
 
 

Catacombs of San Callisto, the largest and busiest in Rome

 
 
 

Highlights and what’s included

Duration
Half Day
 
 
Places of interest

ROME

 

  • Catacombs of San Callisto
     
     
Exclusivity

All our tours are PRIVATE, not sharing with other guests.

Languages

English, Spanish, German, French, Italian

  • Historical interest 100% 100%
  • Fun 90% 90%
  • Activity Level 80% 80%

What is a catacomb? Visit a true one!

These are the largest and busiest of Rome’s catacombs. Founded at the end of the 2nd century and named after Pope Calixtus I, they became the official cemetery of the newly established Roman Church. In the 20km of tunnels explored to date, archaeologists have found the tombs of 500,000 people and seven popes who were martyred in the 3rd century.

The patron saint of music, St Cecilia, was also buried here, though her body was later removed to the Basilica di Santa Cecilia in Trastevere. When her body was exhumed in 1599, more than a thousand years after her death, it was apparently perfectly preserved, as depicted in Stefano Maderno’s softly contoured sculpture, a replica of which is here.

Contact for information


I have read the privacy policy and I authorize the processing of data (Require)

Tours you may also like

Milan Walking Tour

Milan Walking Tour Milan: gothic, opera and fashion!Highlights and what's includedVisit Accessible website Half Day     MILAN   Basilica of S....

Ferrari Museum – Maranello

Ferrari Museum – Maranello Maranello, where the myth of the prancing horse was born           Highlights and what's includedVisit Accessible website...

Boboli Garden Tour – Florence

Boboli Garden Tour – Florence   Stunning Italian gardens with incredible views of FlorenceHighlights and what's included Half Day     FLORENCE...

Horror Tour – Rome

Horror Tour – Rome     The Capuchin Crypt and other horror places in Rome Highlights and what's included   Half Day     ROME   Capuchin Crypt...

Montalcino Tour

Montalcino Tour A very typical and rich of history village among the Tuscany countrysideHighlights and what's included Half Day     TUSCANY...

Food Tour

Food Tour     ​Taste italian food and discover local differences Highlights and what's includedVisit Accessible website Half Day       Local Market...

Walking Tour Etna Volcano

Walking Tour Etna Volcano Etna mountain, source of life and deathHighlights and what's included Half Day     SICILY Etna Volcano   All our tours are...

Limoncello Tasting

Limoncello Tasting Limoncello: recipe, taste, enjoyHighlights and what's includedVisit Accessible website Half Day     AMALFI COAST Limoncello...

Insula of the Ara Coeli – Underground

Insula of the Ara Coeli – Underground Rome       The life in the ancien Rome under the Capitol Hill​   Highlights and what's included Half Day    ...

Soratte Bunker Tour – Rome

Soratte Bunker Tour – Rome ​ Soratte Bunker hill, the Nazi military center in Italy Highlights and what's included Half Day ROME   Soratte...
shares