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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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Visited a few catacombs on the Apian way. This is by far the best. Great history and the tour included in the price is fab! If you are staying in Rome the 118 bus drops you off... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Visited a few catacombs on the Apian way. This is by far the best. Great history and the tour included in the price is fab! If you are staying in Rome the 118 bus drops you off right outside. If you are interested in the history of the tombs this is the one to visit. Tour takes about 35 min... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Last visited many years ago when we drove. In fact whilst it feels "miles" away from Rome it is easily accessed by bus. Not as busy as we expected. All tours are guided. Well worth the time to get here as it is a different take on the history of Rone and Christianity. About 35 minutes a tour. It didn't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This is really where a new religion came alive. New believers took a leap of faith here. Endangering their own lives they faced the roman emperors with death as a possible outcome. A cemenrary for 500 000 christians underground is an unbelievable fact. This is how it all begun without all the pomp and circumstances we see today. Humble people... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

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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