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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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We visited here once before and decided to re visit as we had found the first visit very moving. We paid eight euros to join a small group of English speaking visitors, and were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

We visited here once before and decided to re visit as we had found the first visit very moving. We paid eight euros to join a small group of English speaking visitors, and were very fortunate to be led by a very knowledgeable and well spoken guide. The underground labyrinth was very well lit but extremely cold. I was glad... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We were really fascinated by the whole place and how burials were done in ancient times, unfortunately the tour wasn't great they didn't really go in to much detail....but it was cheap i guess so still worth going. For those reviews about getting their being complex the bus does go directly to the door but you have to go all... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We only knew about Catacombe di San Sebastiano (and there are others) as a result of another recommendation and I'm so pleased we went there. It is out of the way and unless you feel like a 30 minute+ walk from central Rome, you will need to get a bus, but once there (and if you get lucky with your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Very nice to walk along the Via Appia Antica in the rain. Dropped in at the Cattcombe di San sebastian and got 2 tickets at 8 Euro each for a guided tour in English, German was also available. Very nice guide, spoke sometimes a bit fast but was very clear to understand and she made it understandable for evryone who... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Great place, you can practically feel the history and the change of cultures and religions, on example of this catacomb. Especially impressive for me where the tombs from the pre-christian times. in combination with the church, built on top of them later. The entrance is possible only with a guide, the english and italian speaking tours start often, we didn't... More 

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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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