Rome Tickets
English
EUR
Language
Currency

Book St. Callixtus Catacombs Tickets

Headout is an authorized and trusted partner of the venue, offering curated experiences to enjoy this attraction. This is not the venue's website.




rome underground: stadium of domitian tickets with audioguide-1
rome underground: stadium of domitian tickets with audioguide-2
rome underground: stadium of domitian tickets with audioguide-3
rome underground: stadium of domitian tickets with audioguide-4
rome underground: stadium of domitian tickets with audioguide-5
rome underground: stadium of domitian tickets with audioguide-6
rome underground: stadium of domitian tickets with audioguide-7
rome underground: stadium of domitian tickets with audioguide-1
rome underground: stadium of domitian tickets with audioguide-2
rome underground: stadium of domitian tickets with audioguide-3
rome underground: stadium of domitian tickets with audioguide-4
rome underground: stadium of domitian tickets with audioguide-5
rome underground: stadium of domitian tickets with audioguide-6
rome underground: stadium of domitian tickets with audioguide-7
rome underground: stadium of domitian tickets with audioguide-1
rome underground: stadium of domitian tickets with audioguide-2
rome underground: stadium of domitian tickets with audioguide-3
rome underground: stadium of domitian tickets with audioguide-4
rome underground: stadium of domitian tickets with audioguide-5
rome underground: stadium of domitian tickets with audioguide-6
rome underground: stadium of domitian tickets with audioguide-7
Tickets

Rome Underground: Stadium of Domitian Tickets with Audioguide

from
€9
Free Cancellation

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Instant Confirmation
Mobile Ticket
Flexible Duration
Audio Guide
  • Explore Rome's underground stadium complex on this audio-guided tour.
  • Learn more about the stadium and its history from your audio guide, available in multiple languages.
  • See many artifacts from the days of the Roman Empire found during archaeological excavations, including fragments of sculptures and more.
  • Explore Rome's underground stadium complex on this audio-guided tour.
  • Learn more about the stadium and its history from your audio guide, available in multiple languages.
  • See many artifacts from the days of the Roman Empire found during archaeological excavations, including fragments of sculptures and more.

Inclusions

  • Entrance to the underground archaeological site of the Stadium of Domitian
  • Audioguide in Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese & Russian
  • Keep in mind, bottles, glasses containers, alcoholic beverages, aerosols, large luggage or bags and pets are not allowed on this experience. Pack wisely!
  • This experience is not wheelchair accessible.
  • This experience is pram/stroller accessible.
  • Choose safety and comfort: This experience is not the best fit for guests with the claustrophobia of small spaces.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
guided tour of catacombs of st. callixtus-1
guided tour of catacombs of st. callixtus-2
guided tour of catacombs of st. callixtus-3
guided tour of catacombs of st. callixtus-4
guided tour of catacombs of st. callixtus-5
guided tour of catacombs of st. callixtus-1
guided tour of catacombs of st. callixtus-2
guided tour of catacombs of st. callixtus-3
guided tour of catacombs of st. callixtus-4
guided tour of catacombs of st. callixtus-5
guided tour of catacombs of st. callixtus-1
guided tour of catacombs of st. callixtus-2
guided tour of catacombs of st. callixtus-3
guided tour of catacombs of st. callixtus-4
guided tour of catacombs of st. callixtus-5
City Tours

Guided Tour of Catacombs of St. Callixtus

€20
Free Cancellation

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Instant Confirmation
Mobile Ticket
45 min.
Guided Tour
  • Delve into the Roman history and the grandeur of St. Callixtus Catacombs, Rome's largest underground marvel and cross it off your bucket list.
  • Listen to your expert multilingual tour guide narrate stories about the religious significance of the centuries-old burial site.
  • Discover the labyrinth of tunnels lined with tombs carved directly from the rock, fascinating iconography and unique frescoes.
  • Delve into the Roman history and the grandeur of St. Callixtus Catacombs, Rome's largest underground marvel and cross it off your bucket list.
  • Listen to your expert multilingual tour guide narrate stories about the religious significance of the centuries-old burial site.
  • Discover the labyrinth of tunnels lined with tombs carved directly from the rock, fascinating iconography and unique frescoes.

Inclusions

  • Entry to Catacombs of St. Callixtus
  • Expert multilingual tour guide
  • Tip: Attend special events and ceremonies, hosted within the catacombs, if available on the day of your visit.
  • The tour is available in English, Italian, French, Spanish, and German.
  • Bags no larger than 40x30x20 cm are allowed. They must be carried on the front or held at your side.
  • The experience is not accessible for wheelchair users, pram/stroller users.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
guided tour of catacombs of domitilla with entry ticket-1
guided tour of catacombs of domitilla with entry ticket-2
guided tour of catacombs of domitilla with entry ticket-3
guided tour of catacombs of domitilla with entry ticket-4
guided tour of catacombs of domitilla with entry ticket-5
guided tour of catacombs of domitilla with entry ticket-1
guided tour of catacombs of domitilla with entry ticket-2
guided tour of catacombs of domitilla with entry ticket-3
guided tour of catacombs of domitilla with entry ticket-4
guided tour of catacombs of domitilla with entry ticket-5
guided tour of catacombs of domitilla with entry ticket-1
guided tour of catacombs of domitilla with entry ticket-2
guided tour of catacombs of domitilla with entry ticket-3
guided tour of catacombs of domitilla with entry ticket-4
guided tour of catacombs of domitilla with entry ticket-5
Guided Tours

Guided Tour of Catacombs of Domitilla with Entry Ticket

€12
Free Cancellation

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Instant Confirmation
Mobile Ticket
30 min.
Guided Tour
  • Discover Rome's Domitilla Catacombs, renowned for early Christian frescoes and tombs, on a 17-km underground tour with an expert guide.
  • Learn the story behind Rome's partially underground basilica – it goes 30 meters down – honoring martyrs such as Nereus and Achilleus.
  • Don't miss the intricately adorned chapels called cubicula showcasing Biblical frescoes, inscriptions, and burial niches.
  • Explore how discoveries from the catacombs have sparked discussions on women's roles in the Church, and choose a tour language that suits your preference.
  • Discover Rome's Domitilla Catacombs, renowned for early Christian frescoes and tombs, on a 17-km underground tour with an expert guide.
  • Learn the story behind Rome's partially underground basilica – it goes 30 meters down – honoring martyrs such as Nereus and Achilleus.
  • Don't miss the intricately adorned chapels called cubicula showcasing Biblical frescoes, inscriptions, and burial niches.
  • Explore how discoveries from the catacombs have sparked discussions on women's roles in the Church, and choose a tour language that suits your preference.

Inclusions

  • 30-min guided tour of Catacombs of Domitilla
  • English/Italian/Spanish/German-speaking guide
  • Entry to Catacombs of Domitilla
  • Tip: Keep an eye out for hidden passages or niches, as some may contain intriguing inscriptions or remnants of ancient ceremonies.
  • The experience is not accessible for wheelchair users or people with mobility issues.
  • Note that the following are not allowed on this tour: photography and smoking.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
combo (save 5%): catacombs of st. callixtus + st. john lateran with audio guide + vatican museums & sistine chapel tickets-1
combo (save 5%): catacombs of st. callixtus + st. john lateran with audio guide + vatican museums & sistine chapel tickets-2
combo (save 5%): catacombs of st. callixtus + st. john lateran with audio guide + vatican museums & sistine chapel tickets-3
combo (save 5%): catacombs of st. callixtus + st. john lateran with audio guide + vatican museums & sistine chapel tickets-4
combo (save 5%): catacombs of st. callixtus + st. john lateran with audio guide + vatican museums & sistine chapel tickets-5
combo (save 5%): catacombs of st. callixtus + st. john lateran with audio guide + vatican museums & sistine chapel tickets-6
combo (save 5%): catacombs of st. callixtus + st. john lateran with audio guide + vatican museums & sistine chapel tickets-7
combo (save 5%): catacombs of st. callixtus + st. john lateran with audio guide + vatican museums & sistine chapel tickets-8
combo (save 5%): catacombs of st. callixtus + st. john lateran with audio guide + vatican museums & sistine chapel tickets-1
combo (save 5%): catacombs of st. callixtus + st. john lateran with audio guide + vatican museums & sistine chapel tickets-2
combo (save 5%): catacombs of st. callixtus + st. john lateran with audio guide + vatican museums & sistine chapel tickets-3
combo (save 5%): catacombs of st. callixtus + st. john lateran with audio guide + vatican museums & sistine chapel tickets-4
combo (save 5%): catacombs of st. callixtus + st. john lateran with audio guide + vatican museums & sistine chapel tickets-5
combo (save 5%): catacombs of st. callixtus + st. john lateran with audio guide + vatican museums & sistine chapel tickets-6
combo (save 5%): catacombs of st. callixtus + st. john lateran with audio guide + vatican museums & sistine chapel tickets-7
combo (save 5%): catacombs of st. callixtus + st. john lateran with audio guide + vatican museums & sistine chapel tickets-8
combo (save 5%): catacombs of st. callixtus + st. john lateran with audio guide + vatican museums & sistine chapel tickets-1
combo (save 5%): catacombs of st. callixtus + st. john lateran with audio guide + vatican museums & sistine chapel tickets-2
combo (save 5%): catacombs of st. callixtus + st. john lateran with audio guide + vatican museums & sistine chapel tickets-3
combo (save 5%): catacombs of st. callixtus + st. john lateran with audio guide + vatican museums & sistine chapel tickets-4
combo (save 5%): catacombs of st. callixtus + st. john lateran with audio guide + vatican museums & sistine chapel tickets-5
combo (save 5%): catacombs of st. callixtus + st. john lateran with audio guide + vatican museums & sistine chapel tickets-6
combo (save 5%): catacombs of st. callixtus + st. john lateran with audio guide + vatican museums & sistine chapel tickets-7
combo (save 5%): catacombs of st. callixtus + st. john lateran with audio guide + vatican museums & sistine chapel tickets-8
Combos

Combo (Save 5%): Catacombs of St. Callixtus + St. John Lateran with Audio Guide + Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Tickets

€105
€99.75

5% off

Instant Confirmation
Mobile Ticket
Audio Guide
Guided Tour
  • Get ready for an immersive Roman adventure with access to the Catacombs of St. Callixtus, St. John Lateran, Vatican Museums, and Sistine Chapel.
  • Venture deep into the mysterious Catacombs of St. Callixtus, ancient frescoes, winding passages, and resting places of popes guided by an expert.
  • History comes to life at every corner with an audio-guided tour of St. John Lateran and discover gems like Holy Stairs and the Sancta Sanctorum chapel.
  • Step into the lush Vatican Gardens and admire jaw-dropping artworks by Raphael, Bernini, and Michelangelo at the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel.
  • Choose to have the Catacombs of St. Callixtus guided tour in a language of your choice including English, German, Spanish, French, and Italian.
  • Get ready for an immersive Roman adventure with access to the Catacombs of St. Callixtus, St. John Lateran, Vatican Museums, and Sistine Chapel.
  • Venture deep into the mysterious Catacombs of St. Callixtus, ancient frescoes, winding passages, and resting places of popes guided by an expert.
  • History comes to life at every corner with an audio-guided tour of St. John Lateran and discover gems like Holy Stairs and the Sancta Sanctorum chapel.
  • Step into the lush Vatican Gardens and admire jaw-dropping artworks by Raphael, Bernini, and Michelangelo at the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel.
  • Choose to have the Catacombs of St. Callixtus guided tour in a language of your choice including English, German, Spanish, French, and Italian.

Inclusions

Catacombs of St. Callixtus

  • Entry to Catacombs of St. Callixtus
  • English, Italian, French, Spanish or German-speaking guide

St. John Lateran

  • Admission to the Lateran Complex: Basilica, Cloister, Baptistery, Holy Stairs, and Papal Chapel of the Sancta Sanctorum
  • Audio guide in English, French, Spanish, German & Italian

Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel

  • Skip-the-line entry to Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
  • Minibus tour of Vatican Gardens

Catacombs of St. Callixtus

  • Tip: Don’t miss out on the “Cubicle of the Sacraments," containing frescoes and sacraments depicting how the early Christians practiced their faith secretly.
  • Bags no larger than 40x30x20 cm are allowed. They must be carried on the front or held at your side.

St. John Lateran

  • Tip: At the Baptistery consider taking a fun challenge of identifying ancient baptismal font.
  • Facilities: Elevator and Ramp.
  • Note that not all sections or buildings are easily accessible for wheelchair users.
  • The experience is not accessible for wheelchair users, pram/stroller users.

Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel

  • Tip: Art lovers, check out Michelangelo’s "The Last Judgment" on the altar wall in the Sistine Chapel.
  • Please find your host at the meeting point specified on the voucher, who will assist you in the check-in process. Please do not head to the entrance of the Vatican Museum directly before meeting your host.
  • For guests with documentation of disabilities and visible disabilities the entry is free along with an additional ticket for 1 companion.
  • Although it is not included in these tickets, access to St. Peter's Basilica is free but there could be a waiting line during peak season.
  • It is recommended to cover tattoos and any other similarly visible distinctive personal signs.
  • Facilities: Wheelchair Accessibility.
  • Note that the following are not allowed: photography, use of mobile phones
    Luggage, large bags, pets, and other small animals (with the exception of guide dogs).
  • Strict Dress Code: Sleeveless blouses, miniskirts, shorts, and hats are not permitted. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
combo (save 5%): catacombs of st. callixtus + st. john lateran + vatican museums & sistine chapel tickets-1
combo (save 5%): catacombs of st. callixtus + st. john lateran + vatican museums & sistine chapel tickets-2
combo (save 5%): catacombs of st. callixtus + st. john lateran + vatican museums & sistine chapel tickets-3
combo (save 5%): catacombs of st. callixtus + st. john lateran + vatican museums & sistine chapel tickets-4
combo (save 5%): catacombs of st. callixtus + st. john lateran + vatican museums & sistine chapel tickets-5
combo (save 5%): catacombs of st. callixtus + st. john lateran + vatican museums & sistine chapel tickets-6
combo (save 5%): catacombs of st. callixtus + st. john lateran + vatican museums & sistine chapel tickets-7
combo (save 5%): catacombs of st. callixtus + st. john lateran + vatican museums & sistine chapel tickets-8
combo (save 5%): catacombs of st. callixtus + st. john lateran + vatican museums & sistine chapel tickets-9
combo (save 5%): catacombs of st. callixtus + st. john lateran + vatican museums & sistine chapel tickets-10
combo (save 5%): catacombs of st. callixtus + st. john lateran + vatican museums & sistine chapel tickets-1
combo (save 5%): catacombs of st. callixtus + st. john lateran + vatican museums & sistine chapel tickets-2
combo (save 5%): catacombs of st. callixtus + st. john lateran + vatican museums & sistine chapel tickets-3
combo (save 5%): catacombs of st. callixtus + st. john lateran + vatican museums & sistine chapel tickets-4
combo (save 5%): catacombs of st. callixtus + st. john lateran + vatican museums & sistine chapel tickets-5
combo (save 5%): catacombs of st. callixtus + st. john lateran + vatican museums & sistine chapel tickets-6
combo (save 5%): catacombs of st. callixtus + st. john lateran + vatican museums & sistine chapel tickets-7
combo (save 5%): catacombs of st. callixtus + st. john lateran + vatican museums & sistine chapel tickets-8
combo (save 5%): catacombs of st. callixtus + st. john lateran + vatican museums & sistine chapel tickets-9
combo (save 5%): catacombs of st. callixtus + st. john lateran + vatican museums & sistine chapel tickets-10
combo (save 5%): catacombs of st. callixtus + st. john lateran + vatican museums & sistine chapel tickets-1
combo (save 5%): catacombs of st. callixtus + st. john lateran + vatican museums & sistine chapel tickets-2
combo (save 5%): catacombs of st. callixtus + st. john lateran + vatican museums & sistine chapel tickets-3
combo (save 5%): catacombs of st. callixtus + st. john lateran + vatican museums & sistine chapel tickets-4
combo (save 5%): catacombs of st. callixtus + st. john lateran + vatican museums & sistine chapel tickets-5
combo (save 5%): catacombs of st. callixtus + st. john lateran + vatican museums & sistine chapel tickets-6
combo (save 5%): catacombs of st. callixtus + st. john lateran + vatican museums & sistine chapel tickets-7
combo (save 5%): catacombs of st. callixtus + st. john lateran + vatican museums & sistine chapel tickets-8
combo (save 5%): catacombs of st. callixtus + st. john lateran + vatican museums & sistine chapel tickets-9
combo (save 5%): catacombs of st. callixtus + st. john lateran + vatican museums & sistine chapel tickets-10
Combos

Combo (Save 5%): Catacombs of St. Callixtus + St. John Lateran + Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Tickets

€63
€59.85

5% off

Instant Confirmation
Mobile Ticket
Audio Guide
Guided Tour
  • Experience 3 of Rome’s tourist attractions with this discounted combo ticket that offers a guided tour of the Catacombs of St. Callixtus, a St. John Lateran ticket with an audio guide, and tickets to Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel with escorted entrance.
  • Join an experienced tour guide and uncover the long-held secrets of the St. Callixtus Catacombs and explore several tombs of the earliest popes.
  • Embark on a self-guided tour of the 4th-century Basilica of St. John Lateran, the oldest basilica in the Western world, and experience it at your own pace.
  • Listen to the audio guide in one of five available languages and get a keen insight into the history of the Cloister, Baptistery, Holy Stairs (Scala Santa), and Sancta Sanctorum chapel during your visit.
  • Discover the astounding collection of 20,000 artworks in the Vatican Museums leisurely with an escorted entrance that will take you inside with priority access.
  • Experience 3 of Rome’s tourist attractions with this discounted combo ticket that offers a guided tour of the Catacombs of St. Callixtus, a St. John Lateran ticket with an audio guide, and tickets to Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel with escorted entrance.
  • Join an experienced tour guide and uncover the long-held secrets of the St. Callixtus Catacombs and explore several tombs of the earliest popes.
  • Embark on a self-guided tour of the 4th-century Basilica of St. John Lateran, the oldest basilica in the Western world, and experience it at your own pace.
  • Listen to the audio guide in one of five available languages and get a keen insight into the history of the Cloister, Baptistery, Holy Stairs (Scala Santa), and Sancta Sanctorum chapel during your visit.
  • Discover the astounding collection of 20,000 artworks in the Vatican Museums leisurely with an escorted entrance that will take you inside with priority access.

Inclusions

Guided Tour of Catacombs of St. Callixtus

  • Access to the Catacombs of St. Callixtus
  • Expert multilingual tour guide (English, Italian, French, Spanish, and German)

St. John Lateran Ticket with Audio Guide

  • Admission to the Lateran Complex: Basilica, Cloister, Baptistery, Holy Stairs, and Papal Chapel of the Sancta Sanctorum
  • Audio guide available in English, French, Spanish, German, and Italian

Tickets to Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel with Escorted Entrance

  • Escorted entry to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel

Exclusions

Tickets to Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel with Escorted Entrance

  • Tickets to St. Peter's Basilica

Guided Tour of Catacombs of St. Callixtus

  • Tip: People who are claustrophobic should avoid this experience due to its underground location.
  • The tour is available in English, Italian, French, Spanish, and German languages.
  • Luggage: The maximum size of backpacks or handbags brought should not exceed 40x30x20 cm dimensions. Plus, visitors must carry the luggage on the front or hold them by their side.
  • The experience is not suitable for wheelchair users and pram/stroller users.

St. John Lateran Ticket with Audio Guide

  • Tip: Download an online map for free to easily navigate between the locations.
  • Facilities: Wheelchair Accessibility, Pram/Stroller Accessibility.
  • This audio guide is available in English, Italian, Spanish, French, and German languages.
  • Guide dogs are allowed inside the venue.
  • Dress Code: The clothing of both men and women should cover their knees and shoulders and should not include hats/caps.
  • Please note that certain sections or buildings included in this ticket may not be accessible for wheelchair users.

Tickets to Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel with Escorted Entrance

  • Tip: Do online research before visiting the museums and prepare a checklist of the artworks and rooms you absolutely want to visit.
  • Facilities: Wheelchair Accessibility, Pram/Stroller Accessibility.
  • Guide dogs are allowed inside the venue.
  • Visitors are strictly prohibited from using mobile phones or taking photographs inside the Sistine Chapel.
  • Avoid dressing in sleeveless blouses, miniskirts, shorts, and hats in order to maintain decorum.
  • Luggage and/or large baggage cannot be carried inside the venue. You can drop them off at the cloakroom service for free.
  • Except for guide dogs, other pets and small animals are not permitted inside the museums.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
big bus: rome appian way bus tour with san sebastiano catacombs guided tour-1
big bus: rome appian way bus tour with san sebastiano catacombs guided tour-2
big bus: rome appian way bus tour with san sebastiano catacombs guided tour-3
big bus: rome appian way bus tour with san sebastiano catacombs guided tour-4
big bus: rome appian way bus tour with san sebastiano catacombs guided tour-5
big bus: rome appian way bus tour with san sebastiano catacombs guided tour-6
big bus: rome appian way bus tour with san sebastiano catacombs guided tour-7
big bus: rome appian way bus tour with san sebastiano catacombs guided tour-8
big bus: rome appian way bus tour with san sebastiano catacombs guided tour-1
big bus: rome appian way bus tour with san sebastiano catacombs guided tour-2
big bus: rome appian way bus tour with san sebastiano catacombs guided tour-3
big bus: rome appian way bus tour with san sebastiano catacombs guided tour-4
big bus: rome appian way bus tour with san sebastiano catacombs guided tour-5
big bus: rome appian way bus tour with san sebastiano catacombs guided tour-6
big bus: rome appian way bus tour with san sebastiano catacombs guided tour-7
big bus: rome appian way bus tour with san sebastiano catacombs guided tour-8
big bus: rome appian way bus tour with san sebastiano catacombs guided tour-1
big bus: rome appian way bus tour with san sebastiano catacombs guided tour-2
big bus: rome appian way bus tour with san sebastiano catacombs guided tour-3
big bus: rome appian way bus tour with san sebastiano catacombs guided tour-4
big bus: rome appian way bus tour with san sebastiano catacombs guided tour-5
big bus: rome appian way bus tour with san sebastiano catacombs guided tour-6
big bus: rome appian way bus tour with san sebastiano catacombs guided tour-7
big bus: rome appian way bus tour with san sebastiano catacombs guided tour-8
Hop-On Hop-Off Tours

Big Bus: Rome Appian Way Bus Tour with San Sebastiano Catacombs Guided Tour

€46
Free Cancellation

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Instant Confirmation
Mobile Ticket
Flexible Duration
Audio Guide
  • Discover the ultimate freedom to explore Rome with a bus ticket that includes complimentary onboard Wi-Fi and multilingual digital audio guides.
  • Take advantage of 7 convenient stops on the Purple Route to unravel the Roman Empire's elevated and subterranean remnants!
  • This ticket includes a guided tour of the enigmatic San Sebastiano Catacombs, offering a rare glimpse into the city's early Christian community.
  • Delight in must-see stops like the mighty Circus Maximus chariot racing stadium, and Caffarella Park, a tranquil escape amidst the city's hustle and bustle.
  • Discover the ultimate freedom to explore Rome with a bus ticket that includes complimentary onboard Wi-Fi and multilingual digital audio guides.
  • Take advantage of 7 convenient stops on the Purple Route to unravel the Roman Empire's elevated and subterranean remnants!
  • This ticket includes a guided tour of the enigmatic San Sebastiano Catacombs, offering a rare glimpse into the city's early Christian community.
  • Delight in must-see stops like the mighty Circus Maximus chariot racing stadium, and Caffarella Park, a tranquil escape amidst the city's hustle and bustle.

Inclusions

  • Bus tour of Rome
  • Access to the Purple Route
  • Guided tour of San Sebastiano Catacombs in English, Spanish, French, Italian or German
  • VOX digital audio guide in English, Spanish, French, Italian & German
  • Free Wi-Fi on-board

Purple Line

  • The first bus is at 9:35am from stop #1 Termini Railway Station.
  • The last bus is at 4:40pm from stop #4 Catacombs of San Sebastiano.
  • Frequency: 1.5 hours
  • Popular stops: Fosse Ardeatine, Colosseum

Please click here for the route map, and here for the schedule of the bus tour and the catacombs guided tour.

  • Tip: Grab a gelato from ‘Giolitti’, a historic ice cream parlor near Termini Station that has been serving up sweet treats since 1900!
  • The Catacombs are a sacred place, it’s recommended to wear clothing that covers the shoulders and knees.
  • Please note that the constant temperature inside is about 17° C and there is high humidity.
  • Animals are not allowed, even with pet carriers.
  • The Catacombs are not wheelchair accessible and it is not recommended for people suffering with claustrophobia as well as for those with serious walking problems: there are 100 uneven steps along the route and no possibility to sit down; there are no elevators, and the walking surface is uneven.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
RomeRoman Catacombs TourCatacombs of Callixtus

What are the Catacombs of Callixtus?

The Catacomb of Callixtus in Rome is an extensive underground burial site dating back to the 2nd to 4th century AD. Named after Pope Callixtus I, it contains tunnels, chambers, and crypts where early Christians, including popes and martyrs, were buried. The catacombs showcase ancient Christian burial practices and feature frescoes and inscriptions. Today, it is a sacred site and a popular destination for pilgrims, providing a glimpse into the early history of Christianity.

Quick Facts about Catacombs of Callixtus

Rome Catacombs
  • Official Name: Catacombs of Callixtus
  • Address: Via Appia Antica, 110/126, 00179 Roma RM, Italy
  • Date of opening: Mid-2nd Century AD
  • Timings: 9 AMto 5 PM (Closed on Wednesdays)
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site: Declared in 1980
  • Function: Burial place for early Christians, now a historical site and popular tourist attraction.

Why Visit the Catacombs of St. Callixtus in Rome?

catacombs underground journey
  • Historical significance: Dating back to the early 3rd century AD, these catacombs hold immense historical and religious significance as one of the resting places of early Christians, including numerous popes and martyrs.
  • Unique underground journey: Discover an intricate network of tunnels, galleries, and chambers spread across multiple levels, as you traverse through the city’s underground.
  • Remarkable architecture: Marvel at the grandiose underground architecture, with beautifully decorated crypts, frescoes, and intricate carvings that showcase the artistry and devotion of the time.
  • Spiritual heritage: Gain insight into the early Christian practices and rituals.
  • Intricate carvings and frescoes: Admire ancient frescoes that adorn the walls and detailed carvings that decorate the catacombs, including the fascinating symbols and rituals depicted in the Cubicula of the Sacraments.

Plan Your Visit to the Catacombs of St. Callixtus

Timings of Catacombs of Callixtus
Catacombs of St. Callixtus Location

Highlights of the Catacombs of St. Callixtus

Cubicules of the Sacraments

Cubicules of the Sacraments

A series of five small chambers located within the Catacombs of St. Callixtus, they are often referred to as family tombs and hold significant importance due to their well-preserved frescoes. Dating back to the beginning of the 3rd century, the frescoes depict the sacraments of Baptism and the Eucharist. Additionally, the frescoes feature the depiction of the prophet Jonah, serving as a symbol of resurrection.

Crypt of the Popes

Often referred to as "the little Vatican," this crypt is the official burial site for nine popes and potentially eight influential figures from Rome's 3rd century Church. Original Greek inscriptions on the walls display the names of five popes, including Pontianus, Antherus, Fabian, Lucius, and Eutichian. Four tombstones bear the title of "bishop," representing the Pope's role as head of the Church. Pope Sixtus II, a martyr persecuted by Emperor Valerian, rests on the front wall.

The Crypt of St. Cecilia

The Crypt of St. Cecilia

The burial place of St. Cecilia, the patron saint of music who was martyred in the 3rd century, the crypt was a place of veneration for St. Cecilia for over five centuries until her relics were transferred to a basilica dedicated to her in 821. The crypt houses a replica of Stefano Maderno's renowned 1599 sculpture. Adorned with mosaics and paintings dating back to the early 9th century, the Crypt of St. Cecilia captivates with an ancient depiction of St. Cecilia in prayer.

The Area of Pope Melziades

The Area of Pope Melziades

The area, known as Pope Melziades, was excavated in the late 3rd century and is filled with cubicles and arcosolia. A passage connects the Crypt of the Popes to the Crypts of Lucina. Visitors can explore a gallery adorned with symbols, tombstones of Julian the Priest and Priest in Peace, a tombstone depicting a phoenix, and an arcosolium featuring the small tombstone of Irene. Nearby, the crypt of refrigerium served for prayer gatherings and annual commemorations of the dead, while the Cubicle of the four seasons symbolizes the continuity of life.

The Crypt of St. Gaius and St. Eusebius

The Crypt of St. Gaius, dating back to the end of the 3rd century, served as a gathering place for community assemblies. On the other hand, the Crypt of St. Eusebius, from the beginning of the 4th century, is the final resting place of Pope Eusebius. Pope St. Damasus honored him by placing an inscription in front of his tomb, commemorating the pope's and the Church's compassion towards the "lapsi," individuals who had renounced their Christian faith.

Crypt of Lucina

The Crypt of Lucina

One of the most ancient parts of the catacombs, dating back to the 2nd century, the Crypt of Lucina, is the burial site of Pope Cornelius. Pope Cornelius, recognized as a martyr, has a tomb with an original inscription and splendid paintings depicting figures in Byzantine style. The crypt also contains ancient burials with Roman frescoes, including images of the Good Shepherd, orantes, and a symbol of the Eucharist represented by two fish and a basket of loaves. It offers a glimpse into the rich history and religious significance of the catacombs.

The Western Area & Liberian Area

The Western Area & Liberian Area:

Featuring impressive underground architecture, the West Region was built in the first half of the 4th century and houses crypts and tombs. Similarly, the Liberian Region, constructed in the second half of the 4th century, showcases its own magnificent underground structures It is named after Pope Liberius, who may have been buried in this area.

History of the Catacombs of Callixtus

The Catacombs of Saint Callixtus were founded in the middle of the 2nd century. These underground burial chambers became the final resting place for countless early Christians, at a time when they were greatly persecuted by the Romans. 

Although probably started from family tombs, the burial grounds were open to every one of the Christian faith and expanded over time. meticulously constructed under the supervision of Pope Callixtus I, then a deacon of Rome, under the direction of Pope Zephyrinus, enlarging pre-existing early Christian hypogea. 

The Catacomb of Callixtus Today

Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1980, this remarkable underground complex offers a glimpse into the rich tapestry of Rome's past.

As one of the largest and most important catacombs in Rome, it serves as a remarkable testament to early Christian burial practices and the preservation of sacred relics. This ancient funerary complex, with its extensive network of tunnels and chambers, offers visitors a unique opportunity to explore the underground world of ancient Rome and gain insights into the early days of Christianity.

Frequently Asked Questions About the Catacomb of Callixtus

What are the Catacomb of Callixtus?

A. The Catacombs of Callixtus in Rome are an extensive underground burial complex that dates back to the 2nd to 4th century AD. Named after Pope Callixtus I, they are a network of tunnels, chambers, and crypts where early Christians, including popes and martyrs, were laid to rest.

What is the significance of the Catacombs of Callixtus?

A: The Catacombs of Callixtus holds immense historical and religious significance as one of the primary burial sites of early Christians, including popes and martyrs. They offer a glimpse into the ancient Christian burial practices, as well as the art and architecture practices of the time. Today, they are recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and popular tourist attraction.

Where can I buy tickets for the Catacombs of Callixtus?

A: Tickets for the Catacombs of Callixtus can be purchased on-site at the ticket office or online. It is recommended to book in advance, especially during peak seasons, to ensure entry.

Can I visit the Catacombs of Callixtus with tickets to other attractions?

A: The Catacombs of Callixtus require a separate ticket for entry. However, some combined ticket options may be available that include access to multiple attractions in Rome. You can browse through our carefully curated collection of experiences and choose the ticket best suited for you.

Who oversaw the construction of the Catacombs of Callixtus?

A. The Catacombs of Callixtus were constructed under the supervision of Pope Callixtus I, who was a deacon of Rome at the time.

How long does it take to explore the catacombs?

A: There is generally no age restriction for visiting the catacombs. However, it is important to note that the underground passages can be narrow and dimly lit, which may not be suitable for very young children or individuals with mobility issues. It is advisable to assess your personal comfort and safety before planning a visit.

When were the Catacombs of Callixtus built?

The Catacombs of Callixtus were built during the mid-2nd century AD. Over time, they expanded and developed into an extensive underground burial complex.

Where exactly are the Catacombs of Callixtus located?

The Catacombs of Callixtus are located at Via Appia Antica, 110/126, 00179 Rome, Italy. They are situated on the right side of the Appian Way, not far from the Church of Domine Quo Vadis.

What are the opening hours of the Catacombs of Callixtus?

A: The opening hours of the Catacombs of Callixtus are from Thursday to Tuesday, 9 AM to 12 noon, and 2 PM to 5 PM. However, please note that the catacombs are closed on Wednesdays, as well as on specific holidays such as New Year's Day, Easter, and Christmas.