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Catacombe di San Sebastiano

Via Appia Antica 136, 00179 Rome, Italy
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Ranked #112 of 688 Attractions in Rome
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Cemeteries, Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: A series of underground passages containing the tombs of the early...
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Cemeteries, Historic Sites, Cultural
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: A series of underground passages containing the tombs of the early Christians.
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Tucson, Arizona
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106 reviews 106 reviews
18 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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Laguna Niguel, California
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11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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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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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

On the Antica Appia so a bit out of the way but easy to get to from Piazza San Giovanni by bus. The guided tour was great. About half an hour and really interesting. Be aware that the catacombes are quite steep with quite a few steps.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We had visited the Priscilla catacombs the day before and thought this would be interesting to compare and might enable us to improve our understanding of catacombs more generally. I was sadly disappointed. The guide who was assigned to us seemed hugely more interested in telling us the story of how the sixteenth-century basilica was built, and the gruesome legends... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We took the bus from Vatican to Catacombe di San Sebastiano (~30mins). We also visited Catacombe san callisto. It was truly spectacular. The English speaking guide included as part of enterance fee provided very detailed explanations, and an overall experience that is difficult to explain. So much information is covered - the guides are incredibly knowledgeable for the 45min tour.... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We took a relatively long cab ride to these famous catacombs. It was a very hot day in Rome. We bought our tickets and were told you can only view the catacombs with a tour guide. There was no proper schedule for the tours so we ended up waiting so long that at the end we left without visiting the... More 

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Royal Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This catacomb is the original. The cave it was dug from was called Catacomb and all others have taken the name since. It houses both pre-Christian and Christian burial chambers, and there is evidence that it was the first resting place of Saints Peter and Paul after their execution where some believe they were placed among the pagan tombs -... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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19 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We decided to visit one of the catacombs so caught a bus from the Maximus Circus. It took a good half an hour to reach St Sebastian catacombs. There are regular tours in various languages that last approximately half an hour. It was interesting to hear about the history of the place and see the tunnels where the bodies of... More 

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