Daily from 9.00 am - 12.00 pm and 2.00 pm - 5.00 pm;
Closed: Wednesday, January 1, Easter, December 25 and from 26 January to 22 February 2017
Last admission 15 minutes before closing time
School groups, presenting a letter of introduction from their School;
Children from 7 to 15 years of age;
Soldiers and security forces in uniform or with identification card.
Children up to the age of 6;
Professors, teachers and catechists accompanying students groups – one per 15 students allowed;
Students of the Pontifical Institute of Christian Archaeology (with ID issued by the Pontificial Commission of Sacred Archaeology);
Priest and religious of the Order that manages the catacomb;
The disabled, with a carer;
Guides and drivers of groups paying full-price tickets . Tickets can not be transferred to others member of the group;
Members of the Pontifical Swiss Guard and of the Vatican Police Force currently serving.
Visitors follow a guide in their own language, without any further recompense, but in time of great flow, groups of the same language, arriving at the same time, will be joined together in the grounds above the catacombs.There they receive a full introduction to the Catacombs of Saint Callixtus (history, symbols, crypts and galleries, frescoes and inscriptions). Then they will be accompanied underground, without stopping for further explanations, through the crypts and galleries.We cannot satisfy the request for a longer visit and further explanations underground nor can we take different routes.The visit (introduction beforehand and the walk through the Catacombs) will last about 30/40 minutes.
It is not necessary – even if advisable - to book in advance the mere visit of a group. Please contact us in time, when the group consists of more than 50 people.
Booking is required for the celebration of Holy Mass.