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Catacombe San Sebastiano

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Address: Via Appia Antica 136, 00179 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: 067850350
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Description: A series of underground passages containing the tombs of the early...
A series of underground passages containing the tombs of the early Christians.
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Age and history are what this place are all about. Cobble stone roman road, burial place of so many both roman and christian. Well worth the visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Age and history are what this place are all about. Cobble stone roman road, burial place of so many both roman and christian. Well worth the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

The St. Sebastians katacombe is fascinating. Something different then the numerous museums in rome. The tour guide himself..... the way he told us about why the katacombs were out of the city, why one grave was different than the other. AND MORE!!! It is about a 20 minute taxi ride out of the city and ca. 18 euros one way.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

At 8 euros per person entrance fee worth every penny. Very interesting and well worth the extra time we had to pay for.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

First, this is not a place for a claustrophobic since you'll be exploring catacombs underground with minimal lights. Bring a flash light and a light jacket, especially if you're going there in cooler months. I'm pretty sure you can only go there with a guide, which is a good thing. I was blown away by the history and the priceless... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Being a bit sick of the crowds in the centre of Rome, we decided to head out on the Appia Way. Not too sure why we chose this catacomb over any of the others but I'm glad we did. We got there at 10am as it opened, did the 30 minute tour (you can't go down unless you are with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Visited a few catacombs on the Apian way. This is by far the best. Great history and the tour included in the price is fab! If you are staying in Rome the 118 bus drops you off right outside. If you are interested in the history of the tombs this is the one to visit. Tour takes about 35 min... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Last visited many years ago when we drove. In fact whilst it feels "miles" away from Rome it is easily accessed by bus. Not as busy as we expected. All tours are guided. Well worth the time to get here as it is a different take on the history of Rone and Christianity. About 35 minutes a tour. It didn't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This is really where a new religion came alive. New believers took a leap of faith here. Endangering their own lives they faced the roman emperors with death as a possible outcome. A cemenrary for 500 000 christians underground is an unbelievable fact. This is how it all begun without all the pomp and circumstances we see today. Humble people... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We visited here once before and decided to re visit as we had found the first visit very moving. We paid eight euros to join a small group of English speaking visitors, and were very fortunate to be led by a very knowledgeable and well spoken guide. The underground labyrinth was very well lit but extremely cold. I was glad... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We were really fascinated by the whole place and how burials were done in ancient times, unfortunately the tour wasn't great they didn't really go in to much detail....but it was cheap i guess so still worth going. For those reviews about getting their being complex the bus does go directly to the door but you have to go all... More 

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Address: Address: Via Appia Antica 136, 00179 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: 067850350
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome
Open Hours:
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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