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Catacombe San Sebastiano

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Address: Via Appia Antica 136, 00179 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: 067850350
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Interesting site!

This interesting place is a bus ride from downtown Rome. It is quiet, tranquil and cool after the hustle and bustle of hot Rome. The catacombs themselves are a series of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We caught the 118 bus from the colosseum for 1.5 euros(buy ticket from metro station before you embark). Bus driver told us where to get off. took about 20mins on bus. Forget the cattle herding you experience in the vatican museums - this is an intimate and atmospheric small group tour- Cost about 8 euros for ticket to catacombe. Worth... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This interesting place is a bus ride from downtown Rome. It is quiet, tranquil and cool after the hustle and bustle of hot Rome. The catacombs themselves are a series of underground tunnels, the guide is informative and it is an interesting way to spend a few hours in Rome and avoid all the tourist traps.

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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a long drive to see these catacombs but if you have the time (and are able to climb many stairs), you will enjoy the tour. Our guide was good and even though we didn't have a reservation, we got a tour almost immediately.

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Rome, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I always love seeing and hearing the history of Rome. it's amazing to think you are walking on the same rocks and ground that others did 2000 or more years ago. The catacombs provide and amazing view into an underground graveyard along the ancient appian way. It's a required 35 minute guided tour in many languages. Its cool underground so... More 

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Gold Coast
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Did a tour which is the best way to see this attraction, it was worth it as you get to hear all the historical facts, not sure how authentic some of the facts are but it makes good listening. Tunnels can get quite cold especially at night so take a wrap or something. Also shoulders and knees have to be... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Am actually reviewing the Catacombs de Castillo, but could not find the listing. The San Sebastiano catacombs are part of the same extended complex as Castillo. Our guide took us to Castilllo, and I had no idea of the history and use of these places.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tour was about 45-1 hour. The tour guide walked us through the catacombs rather quickly and stopped at specific points to provide more details. The tour ends in St Sebastián church which is beautiful. Need to take a taxi to get there.

Thank flipfun
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I were in two minds about visiting the Catacombe because of it being located a few kilometres from the centre of Rome. However, you can get there really easily from the Colosseum on the 118 bus which takes you directly to the Basilica and entrance. We were greeted by a very friendly member of staff and the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an activity that requires a guide, mainly because it seems like you could get lost in there! Also, if you're claustrophobic, you may want to opt out because it's close, dark, and deep. Having said that, I believe the site teaches how the early Romans paid tribute to dead family members and how they conceived the afterlife. Very... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

I'm not a relegious person, and such place would attract me out of aestetic or historical reasons. It took about an hour to get there on local buses in rainy day. The entrance is 8 eur for 30 minutes guided tour. Cameras are prohibited. In general this is the reason I didn't enjoy it. I just wasn't prepared for it.... More 

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