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Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, Rome

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World heritage site · Cemetery · Hidden Gem · Mysterious Site
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Delve into the nearly 20 km (12 mi) of tunnels and graves at Catacombs of Saint Callixtus on the Appian Way, one of the most notable burial sites of ancient Rome. Discover the legacies of early Christianity as you visit some of the earliest popes' ornate tombs and crypts. The tombs of ancient families here often feature frescoes and mosaic artwork. Tour the outdoor section of the complex to see several small basilicas. To ensure a spot in a guided tour, book ahead. Take a look at our Rome trip itinerary builder to schedule your visit to Catacombs of Saint Callixtus and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Visiting catacombs near Rome is of course a unique historical and educational opportunity. For that reason only, I did not give this a one star review. However, our catacombs guide (supplied by the... 
    Visiting catacombs near Rome is of course a unique historical and educational opportunity. For that reason only, I did not give this a one star review. However, our catacombs guide (supplied by the...  more »
  • When I was last in Rome, I didn't get to see the catacombs, so this time I was determined to fit them in. These are supposed to be the biggest and best, so I booked a tour before we left. Getting... 
    When I was last in Rome, I didn't get to see the catacombs, so this time I was determined to fit them in. These are supposed to be the biggest and best, so I booked a tour before we left. Getting...  more »

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