Duration: Half day
Location: Rome
Language: English. Other languages on request.
Note: All our tours are PRIVATE, not sharing with other guests.
Price: From 95.00€ per person (minimum 2 person) and 45.00€ each extra person – the price includes: private English speaking local guide and entrance tickets. Private transfer on request.
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Catacombs of San Callisto

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The Catacombs of San Callisto are one of the greatest and most important in Rome.

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.

The price includes:

  • Private English speaking local guide
  • Entrance tickets

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