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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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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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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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This was an absolutely fabulous place to visit. Our guide was very good; knowledgeable and helpful. There are a lot more of these spaces than I had realized, and a lot more... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Sherrard, IL

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Sherrard, IL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was an absolutely fabulous place to visit. Our guide was very good; knowledgeable and helpful. There are a lot more of these spaces than I had realized, and a lot more people than I ever would have thought interred there. There is a lot of anecdotal history in and on the walls. I felt a real connection with the... More 

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Boston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visiting the Appian Way is a lovely way to get out of Rome for the day (the Italian countryside is lovely), and there are a number of interesting places to visit, and the Catacombs of San Sebastiano are one of them. The cafe is a nice place to pause for a bite, the tour of the catacombs is worthwhile, and... More 

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Boston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited the catacombs early on a Saturday morning in December and was the only English-speaking visitor. The catacombs are only accessible by guide, so I received a personal tour. The tour is fascinating, beginning in an above ground museum of found reliquary objects, and then proceeding below grade through some of the seven miles of Christian tunnels and catacombs,... More 

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La Jolla, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

This catacomb offers tours in a couple of languages. My tour started with 3 people and 2 left do to claustrophobia. I did not have any of these issues. Interesting things to know: cata = near and combs = valley. History at the time, Catholics were buried, while Romans were burned. The tunnels were used as quarries, not for marble... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

This was my first time to visit a catacomb. Did not know what to expect. I was not disappointed, the guided tour took about an hour, but time passed by very quickly. An impressive journey through history. It makes you feel that you are lucky that you did not live those times. Unfortunately photography is not allowed inside, only when... More 

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Nuneaton
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Looking forward to this whilst we were in Rome. Love looking at the history, building structures of old buildings from many years ago. From the centre of Rome it's not too far by bus and quite cheap to get there. On arriving, there's enough signage to tell you where to go and tour guides speaking different languages describing the catacombs... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Strange that my trip was intended to be very mundane, although I had Catholic (religious) training since elementary school. The thought of being in Rome and taking time at least nominally to describe some "germ" of my stay "a pilgrimage" was almost unspeakable. However, spending time in the catacombs was very sobering, because of the solemnity it inspires in The... More 

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Virginia Beach
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

8E tour will bring you deep into the catacombs. The tunnels are narrow and wind-y and pleasantly cool. Along the tunnels you can see dug out niches where remains once were. The narrative tour gave wonderful information about the terms 'catacomb' and where supposedly the remains of Peter and Paul were during the 3rd century. The is also a lovely... More 

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Shah Alam, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

1. Arrived via HOHO bus...The green bus which travel to out of town... You can get the tickets at Roma Termini bus station... 2. The walkway has green pathway 3. Tour come in spanish,italian,french, deutsch and english... 4. The tour guide will explain to you on the history and highlights of the catacombe... 5. No photos allowed and make sure... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

I actually think this attraction would be wonderful but the lack of transport makes it hard to appreciate. We waited for the 118 bus for 1 hr 40 mins & had to abandon our plans as it never showed up & we'd seen quite a few reviews saying how taxis rip u off. There were tours available but for around... More 

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