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The dark side of Rome: St Sebastiano and Callisto Catacombs

The dark side of Rome: St Sebastiano and Callisto Catacombs

From US$ 171.64 per person

Explore what is hidden under the surface of Rome. Visit the oldest Christian tombs in Rome. See the resting spot of martyrs and popes at San Callisto and San Sebastiano.

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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian
Pickup included
•Pickup service from Civitavecchia area and Civitavecchia port • Pickup from Civitavecchia area: please include in your reservation the accommodation name and its address. Pickup time will be approximately 08.50 AM, although due to the traffic conditions, you may have to wait 5–10 minutes more • Pickup from Civitavecchia Port: Largo della Pace. Terminal Cruise Shuttle Bus. It is the meeting point and last stop of the port free shuttle bus (that picks up you from the boat). From the shuttle bus drop-off area, exit from the port; we'll wait for you just outside the exit holding a sign with your name on it at 08.45 AM.
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Learn about the history of early Christianity from your knowledgable guide
  • Walk through the underground labyrinth of Catacombs San Sebastiano S. Callisto
  • See the resting place of martyrs, popes, and early Christians
  • Underground labyrinth
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.
  • Pickup and drop off service from Civitavecchia port
  • Round-trip transer
  • Tickets entrance fee to the catacomb of St, Callisto and St. Sebastiano
  • Professional guide
  • Lunch
  • gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with claustrophobia
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Cameras
  • 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

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