Catacombe San Callisto

Catacombe

 

Catacombe SC tomba dei papi

 

Catacombe San callisto cripta S.Cecilia

Description

The largest and busiest of Rome’s catacombs. Founded at the end of the 2nd century and named after Pope Calixtus I, they became the official cemetery of the new Roman Church.

The complex graveyard occupies 15 hectares and is almost 20km long. Fifty martyrs and thousands of Christian have been buried here. They are stacked down with the oldest on the top.

A great point of interest is the Crypt of the Popes were nine popes were buried during the centuries of Christianity.

The patron saint of music, St Cecilia was also buried here, though her body was later removed to the Basilica di Santa Cecilia in Trastevere. When her body was exhumed in 1599, more than a thousand years after her death, it was apparently preserved perfectly.


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Details


Category:
All Seasons Attraction
Address:
110 Via Appia Antica
Roma, Lazio 00179
Phone:
+39065130151
Web Address:
http://www.catacombe.roma.it/en/catacombe.php