The admission fee includes a guided visit. The reduction is for school groups with a letter of presentation from the principal of their Institution, and groups of catechetical instruction and preparation for the sacraments as well as children under 15 years of age and military personnel in uniform or with a god dating tekst ID card. To celebrate Mass at the catacombs, please contact directly the Directors of the respective catacombs. Valid for the catacombs of St.
Callixtus complex, between the second and third mile of the ancient Appian Way, is made up by above ground cemetery areas with annexed hypogea that can be dated to the end of the second century A. These were originally independent from one another and were later connected to form one vast network of community catacombs. The complex owes its name to the pope and martyr St. One of the most ancient and important regions of the catacombs is that of the Popes and of St. In one crypt of the region, almost all the pontiffs of the third century were buried: Pontain, Anterus, Fabian, Lucius, Stephen, Sixtus II, Dionysius, Felix and Eutychian. Over the course of time, St. These catacombs extend along the ancient Via Ardeatina on the site of the properties of the noblewoman Flavia Domitilla, the niece of Flavio Clemente, a consul from 95 A.
Another very ancient nucleus is the hypogeum of the Flavi. This originated at the end of the second century A. The noblewoman Priscilla was probably the one who founded the cemetery or donated the area on which it arose. As an inscription of the catacomb attests, Priscilla was related to the noble gens Acilia. We know from the historians of the time that Acilio Glabrione, a consul from 91 A.
Domitian, probably for being a follower of Christ. On the upper level the most important nuclei of the catacomb are located. The cubiculum of Velata is decorated with paintings from the second half of the third century representing the marriage, motherhood and death of the deceased woman in the cubiculum. The famous and very young Roman martyr Agnes was buried in this catacomb on the left side of Via Nomentana where a hypogeum that belonged to her family probably already existed.
Ambrose and Prudentius, while according to others, the veins in her neck were severed. The basilica is partially below ground, with a narthex, three naves and a women’s gallery. The apse is decorated with a splendid mosaic representing Agnes between Popes Honorius and Symmachus. The catacomb is rather poorly preserved because it was visited without interruption over the course of the centuries. Visiting hours: Saturdays and Sundays at 10.