Catacombs of St. Callixtus

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Citavecchia: Catacombs of San Sebastiano and Callisto Tour

1. Citavecchia: Catacombs of San Sebastiano and Callisto Tour

Meet your guide and start the 50-minute drive outside of Rome to the tombs underneath Civitavecchia. Visit the Catacombs of San Sebastiano, the oldest Christian cemetery in Rome. Walk through the miles of underground passageways that make up this sacred site. Stand in the cavernous underground chambers where early Christians congregated. Hear about the burial practices of early Christians, and see religious symbols carved into the walls. Next, visit the Catacombs of San Callisto, the largest and most significant early Christian burial site in Rome. Travel back in time to the 2nd century and see the resting place of 10 martyrs, 16 popes, and hundreds of early Christians who died for their faith. Learn about the persecution of Christianity under the Romans as you walk through the underground labyrinth. Contemplate the faith of early believers in Christianity as you make your way through this somber resting place. Afterward, relax in the beautiful garden outside before returning to the port of Civitavecchia.

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 448 reviews

The impressive catacombs; the guide a 10, he made it very enjoyable. I recommend the experience. Of course, do not go very long in advance (especially if the weather is bad) because there is nothing there but a coffee and sandwich machine and a small shop.

The guide was well informed and passionate about his subject. The catacombs are impressive and one sees enough to realize how hopelessly lost one would be without a guide - we were also happy to be out of the rain1

Because we were late, we send an email and contacted the team of the Catacombs and they were able to wait for us. Very kind and interesting for me this visit. Very well received Thank you

short, sweet, and very interesting. don't buy a more expensive tour! this one is great

Very interesting experience, suitable for all ages. Our guide was very knowledgeable.