€£$
по-русскиen Español (pronto)
enter
1159places to visit
in the world
141places to visit
in Italy
58places to visit
in Rome

The catacombs of St. Callixtusin Rome, Italy

#57of 58 places to visitin Rome

Adventure Rating in Rome

TOP-65 adventure's step-by-step
recipes & lifehacks
How to drive Vespa - iconic italian scooter in RomeHow to peek through the Knights of Malta keyhole in RomeHow to visit the Colosseum in RomeHow to see the illusion of St. Peter's dome in RomeHow to climb to the roof of the Altar of the Fatherland in RomeHow to admire Rome from the Aventine Hill in RomeHow to walk through the orange garden in Rome
65 things to doin Rome
These catacombs is the greatest and one of the most important places of Rome, founded in the second century and is still impressing every visitor.
The catacombs of St. Callixtus, Rome
Catacombs of St. Callixtus is one of the most important Christian burial sites of Rome, a few popes are buried here, and other Roman bishops, dozens of martyrs and the multitudes of Christians.


Photo: Catacombs of St. Callixtus, © Steve Collis | Flickr

At the beginning of the catacombs is an ancient staircase, along which you can see the graffiti of pilgrims.


Photo: Crypt of the Popes, © History Stack | Flickr

The most interesting place in the catacombs is Crypt of the Popes, where the sarcophagi are. This place is also called "the little Vatican".

In the crypt of St. Cecilia you find the sarcophagus of the martyr, patroness of sacred music.

The catacombs of St. Callixtus on the map

Location: Via Appia Antica, 110/126

Open hours

from 9 am to 5 pm

Reviews

Guest28 June 2022

More places to visit in Rome

#44Ponte Sant'Angelo in RomePonte Sant'Angelo

The bridge laid over the river Tiber and leads to Castel Sant'Angelo. The bridge was used to expose the bodies of the executed to be a warning to sinners.

#17Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini in RomeSanta Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini

This is a unique place that is known for its terrifying crypt and where you can find works by famous Italian painters.

#56Cencio La Parolaccia restaurant in RomeCencio La Parolaccia restaurant

It is one of the most unusual restaurants in Rome, where visitors and waiters are actors, and where it is assumed to be rude to everyone.

#31Terrazza Paradiso Restaurant in RomeTerrazza Paradiso Restaurant

From the terrace of the restaurant opens a unique view of the high hills and castles and the eternal city, which within the night lights shimmers with all the colors of the rainbow.

#45Capuchin Crypt in RomeCapuchin Crypt

The most horrifying place in Rome - Crypt - keeps thousands of Capuchin's bones and only people of iron nerves feel free to go down to this place.

#48Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi in RomeFontana dei Quattro Fiumi

The masterpiece of Italian baroque truly deserves being one of the most beautiful fountain in the world - gorgeousness, majesty and magnificence.

#1Villa Borghese in RomeVilla Borghese

Villa Borghese is a magnificent landscape park in the English style, a popular place for walks and picnics in Rome. Also here is the museum with the incredible collection of art.

#50Campo de' Fiori in RomeCampo de' Fiori

Square in Rome where houses and huts of fishermen are located in a chaotic manner, there is a market where you can buy fresh fish and vegetables.

#2Colosseum in RomeColosseum

The Colosseum is number one in the to-see-list for Italy and has almost 2000-years history with the fights of the gladiators and the dramatic shows.

#21Pyramid of Caius Cestius in RomePyramid of Caius Cestius

This pyramid is the only ancient pyramid in Europe.

#43The Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore in RomeThe Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore

One of the most beautiful basilicas in Rome, located on the top of the Esquiline Hill where you will find 4-5 centuries AD mosaic.

#5Appian Way in RomeAppian Way

One of the most important roads in the Ancient Rome, and the interesting place to visit, known for it's catacombs and tombs, located along it.

Photo credit © https://www.flickr.com/photos/1soanes/