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Catacombe di San Sebastiano

Via Appia Antica 136, 00179 Rome, Italy
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Ranked #105 of 731 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
18 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Our tour of the San Sebastian Catacombs was fascinating! Our teens and tween liked it as much as we did. We walked through the underground tunnel system then came to where Peter and Paul's bodies were hidden for a time before Constantine made Christianity the state religion. There is ancient grafitti on the wall and it all says Peter and... More

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Karlskrona, Sweden
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The catacombs have always fascinated me but when visiting I was a bit disappointed with the ones I visited. It's perhaps more for historians than modern tourists. It's an interesting visit indeed but there is really little to see and the tourist shop almost as large as the catacombs. Close to San Sebastiano is San Callisto which I personally like... More

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Canberra, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I trusted my partner and we took a metro and then walked (what was suppose to be a short stroll in a park) to get to Catacombs, but turns out it was a nature park reserve and it took us 2 hours of walking in a hot sun to get to the Catacombs. If you are looking at a map... More

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

€24 for a family of four including a tour in English. Lovely and cool on a hot summer's day! Tour lasted half an hour and was very informative. Christians buried tens of thousands of their dead underground here and you see various niches and alcoves where the bodies lay. No photos allowed.

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31 reviews 31 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We took the local bus (cheap) and it was quick to get there. You feel you are in the middle of nowhere, but , you will see the church, and they will not let you go on the tour without a guide. Our guide was fantastic, and very informative. If you are claustrophobic, no need to worry, just stay up... More

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Gainesville, GA
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89 reviews 89 reviews
20 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

It was really fun and really interesting to see. The bummer was that you can't take pictures so that was disappointing. We got there early and were the only people with the guide!

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Washington DC
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

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
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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
21 helpful votes 21 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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