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Rome: Catacombs of San Sebastiano and Callisto Guided Tour

Product ID: 184952
Visit the Catacombs of San Sebastiano and the Catacombs of San Callisto on this 6-hour guided tour. Walk the underground passages of San Sebastiano, the oldest Christian tomb in Rome. See the resting spot of martyrs and popes at San Callisto.
About this activity
Duration: 7 hours
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Spanish, English, French, German, Italian
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  • Learn about the history of early Christianity from your knowledgable guide
  • Walk through the underground labyrinth the Catacombs of San Sebastiano
  • See the resting place of martyrs, popes, and early Christians
Full description
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.
  • Round-trip transportation from Rome
  • Entrance tickets
  • Professional guide
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with claustrophobia
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Your guide will be waiting for you with your name on a sign board at Largo della Pace, Civitavecchia. The meeting point is last stop on the port’s free shuttle bus that picks you up from the boat.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Please wear comfortable walking shoes
• It is not permitted to visit churches in shorts, miniskirts, or with uncovered shoulders, so please dress appropriately
• The tour may be altered without notice due to unforeseeable weather and traffic conditions
• Please bring your valid ID/passport, as visitors may be asked to show them for security reasons
• Photography is not permitted in the catacombs