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The catacombs of St. Callixtus are located in Rome - in Via Appia Antica, 110 - between the Church of Quo Vadis and the Basilica of St. Sebastian.

By public transport:

From Termini train Station:
  • Take Metro A (In the direction of Anagnina) and get off at piazza San Giovanni in Lateran. Then take Bus 218 (In the direction of Ardeatina) and get off at Fosse Ardeatine bus stop. The entrance to the Catacombs is on the opposite side
  • Or you may take Metro B (In the direction of Laurentina) and get off at Colosseum or at Circus Maximus and then proceed to Bus stop: Terme Caracalla/Porta Capena. There take bus 118 (in the direction of the Appian way/Villa Dei Quintili) and get off at the Catacombs of St. Callixtus bus stop (Via Appia Antica, 110).

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Info Roma public transports: www.atac.roma.it


By coach / chartered bus or by car:

The access to the private parking area is only possible by the entrance in front of the Church of Quo Vadis, coming from Porta S.Sebastiano.

A small public car park is also located near Fosse Ardeatine

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From the Ring Road (Grande Raccordo Anulare G.R.A.):

  • Exit 27 "Via Cristoforo Colombo", proceed along the "Via Cristoforo Colombo" to the direction of city center until you reach "Porta Ardeatina", then turn right and at "Porta San Sebastiano" take "Via Appia Antica" up to the church of Quo Vadis (Via Appia Antica, 78).
  • Exit 24 "Roma Centro - Fosse Ardeatine", proceed along "via Ardeatina" up to "Fosse Ardeatine" (Via Ardeatina, 174). You may use the public parking station in front of the Catacombs. Or you may proceed along "Via Ardeatina" up to the Church of Quo Vadis (Via Appia Antica, 78).

Important: The access to Via Appia Antica is usually forbidden to coaches and private cars on holidays.
Nevertheless it is allowed when you explain to the policemen that you are going to the Catacombs of S. Callixtus (which are considered as museum), and that there is a parking place inside.

Booking reservation / Holy mass reservation

Booking in advance for the Catacombs are only taken for school groups or groups of a minimum of 15 persons.
Individual visitors to the Catacombs do not need to book in advance.
Reservation is required for the celebration of Holy Mass.


To book a visit you have to fill the form on line and wait the reservation confirmation
booking form