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Catacombe di 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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This is an amazing piece of Roman History and well worth the trip out of town. The staff are exceptionally friendly and welcoming. Our Guide was patient and made the tour which... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

This is an amazing piece of Roman History and well worth the trip out of town. The staff are exceptionally friendly and welcoming. Our Guide was patient and made the tour which take about 30 minutes very interesting for all ages. The Catacombs are awesome and appear to go on forever. The Basilica is simply Lovely some very beautiful sculptures... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

A little out of town, as all the catacombs are situated outside the city walls, and best reached on the 118 bus, these catacombs are allegedly the best in Rome. Definitely worth the visit if you want an idea of both Roman and Christian burial chambers, but one of my friends had to make a sharp exit before he'd descended... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Very special place so easy to access cheap entrance and guided tour thrown in amazing to see something this old so well kept a very exciting tour with a nice café at the end with a lovely garden to sit in one of the best tours in rome.Dont go if your not fit though its quite a long way up... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Very interesting tour of inside of catacombes with Christian and Roman levels. But we thought we'd die before we reach the destination - walking that "antic appi road" is a real challenge. When after half an hour walk from Termi di caracalla we finally saw a sign - "2400mts to Catacombs" I was almost ready to turn back. But I'm... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

This was one of the most amazing things we did on our Rome family trip. Our tour of the San Sebastian Catacombs was an eye-opening experience. An amazing journey through Christian history. It is surprising to think that there is so much history still uncovered right below us. Our children liked it as much as we did. The visit is... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

We used the Archeobus tour to visit this historical jewel of the ancient Rome. We had a ticket reduction with the bus pass (the only positive point about this bus tour company). Perfect for a group of six, including seniors and teens. Everybody was marveled with the whole site and the visit, the professionalism of our guide was also outstanding.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We first rode by this catacomb on the double decker Archeological Bus. Due to the bus schedule conflicting with the tours in English at the catacomb, we decided to return via the local bus and at an early part of the day. The round trip bus ride could be long and a roundabout, including being stuck in traffic...even out in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I loved the Appian Way the trees, the ruins, the stone to stone steps and you can step your way to the front porch of San Sabastiano and its famous underground catabombe. We purchased a group tour (no pictures please) ticket and had a very enjoyable afternoon listening to our guide describe San Sabastiano in its prime. You see the... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Our oldest son would have loved this! There are MILES of underground catacombs with torches lighting the way. We loved seeing the cave. Was disappointed we couldn't take pictures, but understand it is to respect the grave site.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

The tour guide does not seem knowledgeable. Other than seeing the tunnels, empty graves and a few marbles, I did not get much information. Questions were not answered properly. We took bus 660 from Metro station Colli Albani to the terminal stop (at Via di Cecilia Metella) and walked to the Catacombe. It was a quick ride. On our way... More 

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