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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

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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One of the oldest catacombe in Rome

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 19, 2015
Shah Alam, Malaysia

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

The tour of the catacombs was very interesting, and took only 45 minutes. Ended inside the church. Very impressive series of tunnels and historical background was very good. Many catacombs choices, pick only one. This one has a good location midway on the road.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

A superb place to visit. Incredible background provides essential insights into the life of first Christians as well as st Sebastian and the Borghese family.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

This marvelous place includes, available to visitors, a catacomb with many old burial tombstones of the ancient christianity and a beautiful church devoted to the well known christian martyr San Sebastiano. The entrance of the catacomb is fully decorated with archaeological reperts found during the excavations. The visit to both to the catacomb and the church is guided and available... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Hard to find if going on your own. If you take the train get off at appia antica and take the 660 bus tell the bus driver catacombs, walk 5-10 minutes up/down hill (water fountain there) it is on the left. You can also take the 118 bus but it takes longer and take the metro back via circus. You... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

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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Krakow, Poland
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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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