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.
Address: Via Appia Antica, 110/126, 00179 Rome
Prices & Where to Purchase Tickets
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.
Individuals speaking the same language will be grouped together for guided tours.
Email, telephone or inquire at the entrance for more information.
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’.
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
Access may be limited for those with mobility issues.