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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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Truly Amazing and worth the taxi ride!

Go see something cool. Christian catacombs (sorry, no bones - ashes to ashes dust to dust and all that) - but amazing history. This one also has original Roman crypts that are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Since Rome is full of catacombs we decided to go to this popular catacomb. The whole experience was quoted adventurous due to the weather but the underground tour was ok. We had done similar underground city tour in Turkey and was not amazed by it. But it is a good place to visit if you go all the way to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Go see something cool. Christian catacombs (sorry, no bones - ashes to ashes dust to dust and all that) - but amazing history. This one also has original Roman crypts that are amazingly well preserved after 2000 years! Incredible and with the two hours or so to get there, tour, and get back. You may have to wait for an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Saint Sebastian catacombs are magical and amazing place. Excellent for a two hours trip from the center of Rome. If you plan to go there by bus from the Circo Massimo stop, you have to have in mind that the bus no. 118 from Monday to Saturday goes only in one direction, making a circle. We wasted an hour, waiting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

My bucket list included a visit to " the catacombs". While on my Italy trip, I had the unique opportunity to tour the catacomb of St Sebastian, and my anticIpation was richly rewarded! My guide was phenomenal ( a young man from Indiana!). He was a natural teacher, and had a great command of the history. Much was learned, and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The tour is quite short, only about 30 minutes or so and the tour guide was really friendly. No pictures allowed in the catacombs and all of the bones have been removed so all you see is the indentations in the walls. It was a great respite from the heat as it gets very cold in the catacombs! Also, it... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We went with our two teenagers and this was not a favorite site. The tour guide mumbled a bit and we had the impression that we only heard the Christian side of the story and not much about the pagan burial sites. Mostly saw a bunch of empty burial sites. There is a gorgeous bust by Bernini inside the church... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

We walked to the catacombs from our hotel. It took a while but was a lovely walk. The catacombs themselves were fascinating. We had a very good tour guide who was able to answer our many questions. One of the highlights of our trip to Rome.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

The trip to the San Sebastian Catacombs was a highlight of my trip to Rome. Part of the fun was taking Bus 188 to the Ancient Road (Appia Antica) and walking the easy half-mile to the catacomb. It's fun to imagine the Roman-age traffic on the road. There are several free sights worth seeing along the way (I used the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We walked from the park entrance north/west and to the catacombes, its about 1,5km. The tour guide was nice and informative. Yes, I learned something. Great! Tour takes 30mins.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

From Colloseum it's a 15-20 bus ride (line 118) and definitely worth the €8 entrance including a guided tour. Nice cool break from the Roman summer heat.

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