Catacombs of St. Callixtus ~ Catacombe di San Callisto

About the Catacombs of St. Callixtus

The Catacombs of St. Callixtus originated during the 2nd century, in which many martyrs, popes and christians were laid to rest. It was named after the Deacon Callixtus, who Pope Zephyrinus appointed as the administrator of the cemetery. The area consists of roughly 90 acres of galleries spread over approximately 12 miles, including 4 levels, more than 20 meters underground. Original Greek inscriptions of 5 popes are still visible in the walls of the Catacombs. 

General Information

Address: Via Appia Antica, 110/126, 00179 Rome

Telephone: +39065130151


catacombs tickets

Prices & Where to Purchase Tickets


Adult: €8

Children (7 – 15 years old): €5

Free Entry Eligibility 

Visitors under 6 years old,

Disabled person and a companion

*See website or inquire at the museum for a full list of eligibility.

Purchase tickets at the Museum.

Guided Tours

Individuals speaking the same language will be grouped together for guided tours.

Email, telephone or inquire at the entrance for more information.

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Public Transportation

Option A

Get off at Metro A – Anagnina Stop and take bus 714 (towards Palazzo Sport), get off at St. John Lateran Square (Piazza di S. Giovanni in Laterano), get on bus 218 and then get off at stop ‘Fosse Ardeatine’.

Option B

Get off at Metro B – Circo Massimo stop, exit by Terme di Caracalla/Porta Capena, take bus 118 (towards Villa Dei Quintili), get off at Catacombes of San Callisto (the third stop after Quo Vadis).

Hours of Operation

9 am to 12 pm and 4 pm to 5 pm – Thursday to Tuesday


Wednesday, January 1, Easter Sunday, May 1, December 25


Useful Information

Access may be limited for those with mobility issues.