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Catacombe di San Sebastiano

15 rue les catacombes | paris, 0045254 Rome, Italy
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Ranked #81 of 688 attractions in Rome
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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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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Nobody seems to know how many catacombs there are in Rome... one of my guides guesstimated 60,another, more than 100. besides the Christian catacombs,there are also Pagan and Jewish ones. More are being discovered all the time,but many - for reasons of economy - are not regularly open to the public. Cynical travellers,say, if you've seen one catacomb,you've seen them... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

I did this tour the first time I went to Rome. It was very interesting. The tour was about 45 minutes. I'll admit it was a little claustrophobic (for me). I think the history of Christians being persecuted in Ancient Rome was very interesting.

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Spangdahlem, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

This is not too hard to get to... check the tourism office for the bus route. You can use the metro and bus for a fairly cheap daily rate. The tour is fairly cheap, they offer military, child discounts. It lasts about 40 minutes which is just right for kids. My kids really liked it, except for the end which... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Honestly the bus ride out here was cool enough on its own. When driving under the city walls and out to the catacombs, you can just imagine ancient times. The tour was nice, although I somehow had it in my head there would be piles of skulls in the catacombs and they were instead just empty tombs. The church had... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

It was a bit of a long and hair raising walk along Via Appia to get to the catacombs but well worth it. The road is narrow and the drivers are insane so we spent a lot of our time flattened with fear against the wall waiting for an opportunity between the traffic to walk safely but this just added... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Obviously an extremely important religious burial ground not just because of St. Sebastian's resting place but as the original burial ground of Paul and Peter! The English speaking tour guide took us through a very small section of the cattacombs and before taking us up to the church which signalled the end of the short tour showed us 3 Roman... More

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Long Beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

We enjoyed the tour of these catacombs. (You can only see it by paying for a tour.) Tours are offered in several languages. It is not creepy at all as the bodies have been removed from the areas which are on the tour. We learned more about the church history and different layers in the catacombs. Unfortunately we had taken... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

My fourteen year old daughter wanted to see catacombs while we were in Europe and we happened to make it to this site while we were in Rome. After we saw the major sites in Rome, it was nice to get a bit out of the central area of Rome and see some of the surrounding area. The bus ride... More

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St. Cloud, MN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

I recommend visiting catacombs. I toured this one and I found it quite interesting and fun. The cost was not very much and its neat to tour such an ancient underground burial ground. It's attached to an old church with some interesting frescos I also recommed visiting the Etruscan tombs of Cerveteri. It's a world heritage site and awesome!

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

We were recommended this catacombs by some romans. The catacombs are easily reached by bus We took the english tour which laster about half an hour, we found the tour very interesting, the guide who has been doing this quite a while was knowledgeable, with good command of english unlike some of the other tours we took on our trip... More

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