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Catacombe di San Sebastiano

Via Appia Antica 136, 00179 Rome, Italy
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Ranked #101 of 727 attractions in Rome
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Sites, Cemeteries, Ancient Ruins
Description: A series of underground passages containing the tombs of the early Christians.
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Washington DC
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

The best thing about the Catacombs of St. Sebastian was its proximity to an excellent restaurant just a hundred yards down the road, Ristorante L'Archeologia. We arrived at the catacombs hungry and decided to roll the dice at this place, and it turned out to be an absolute gem. Beautiful setting -- we felt as though we were in a... More

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Melbourne, Australia
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

A bit out of the way but situated near other countryside attractions you don't want to miss...the crypts were very interesting. We had a great tourguide and found it fun and informative. Very cold so take something to cover your shoulders which you'll need if you want to visit the church anyhow.

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Spokane, Washington
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44 reviews 44 reviews
38 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

There are several Catacombs worth visiting, but if you only visit one, I would make it this one. They give a great little tour and you see a lot and learn a lot.

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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We travelled by Metro and local bus from Rome. The tour was well paced and the guide spoke very good English and had interesting facts which he delivered in an easily understood manner with humour

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Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We stopped here on our bikes - English tour that finishes in the church – nice tour that encompasses the rich history of the Catecombe. One of the largest in Rome – memorable and fascinating!

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Eagan, Minnesota
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We were going to see some more famous catacombs but they were closed so we trekked down the road to these which were open. 8 euro entry fee included the tour guide and tour. The tour was in English but several other languages were offered. The tour is about 30 minutes but with the prep, wait and church afterward, it... More

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East Hampton, Connecticut
16 reviews 16 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I was not going to visit the catacombs because I thought it would be too "creepy", however after my husband took a tour, I changed my mind based on his recommendation. It wasn't "creepy" at all- it was very interesting and the tour guide was informative. You can see burial sites from the 1-3 centuries, including pagan burial areas. Worth... More

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Orange, California
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

A visit to the catacombs is a very religious experience as you walk on the grounds where the early Christian martyrs and saints were buried. This is a short thirty minute guided tour. If you are a very serious person of faith, if you could arrange for a private tour then you would enjoy it more.

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Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
35 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We took a guided English tour and I'm very glad we did. You walk through complicated pathway to view the catacombs and find out all the bones have been removed because tourists kept taking them! The guide explained the different types of crypts, and the myths and truths of the catacombs. Most fascinating part is at the end where you... More

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Luling, Tx.
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We toured San Sebastiano catacombe and thought it was great until we went up the road a little further and visited the Catacombs of San Callisto. There was much more too see and the guide we had was excellent.

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