The Catacombs of San Callisto are in the so-called area callistiana, between the Appian Way, the street and the street Ardeatina the Seven Churches in Rome.
The catacombs have arisen towards the end of the second century, with some private Christian hypogea and a funeral area directly dependent on the Roman church. They are named by the deacon Callistus I, Pope Zephyrn responsible for the administration of the cemetery itself. Rising in turn to the papal throne, Callisto enlarged the funerary complex, which soon became the official church.
The galleries, where are buried more than fifty martyrs and sixteen pontiffs, are part of a complex graveyard that occupies fifteen hectares and reach a length of nearly twenty miles. The nuclei are the most ancient crypts of Lucina and the region of the Popes and of St. Cecilia, which houses some of the most sacred memories of the place (the crypts of the Popes and of St. Cecilia, and cubicles of the Sacraments), while other regions are denominated in San Gaius and Eusebius (the late third century), Western (dating from the first half of the fourth century) and the Liberian (the second half of the fourth century), with grandiose underground architecture.
[box type=”info” color=”#FFF” bg=”#faa82a” font=”times” border=”#7a181d” head=”Information and Addresses” headbg=”#7a181d” headcolor=”#FFF”]Address: Via Appia Antica, 110/126
Visiting Hours: from 9.00 to 21.00
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