If you are in Rome and in love with the history of this amazing city and its ancient churches, then you shouldn't miss out on this tour. An expert, knowledgeable guide will lead you down inside the mystery-riddled Catacombs of St. Callixtus, dating back to the mid 2nd century as well as part of a cemeterial complex covering an area of 90 acres. The complex boasts a network of galleries extending for about 12 miles on four levels more than twenty meters deep.
Just imagine that this is the final resting place of dozens of martyrs, 16 popes, and many Christians. Perhaps you didn't know, but these catacombs bear the name of the deacon Callixtus who, at the start of the 3rd century, was appointed as the administrator of the cemetery by Pope Zephyrinus. And so, the catacombs of St. Callixtus turned into the official cemetery of the Church of Rome. [readmore]
During your tour, you'll visit many different areas such as 'the little Vatican,' the Crypt of St. Cecilia as well as the family tombs. Furthermore, you will get to see the frescoes dating to the start of the 3rd century and which symbolically represent the sacraments of Baptism and of the Eucharist.Read more
The duration of the transfer is approximately 30 minutes each way (the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions) See more See less