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Catacombe San Sebastiano

#113 of 1,430 things to do in Rome
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Address: Via Appia Antica 136, 00179 Rome, Italy
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+39 06 785 0350
10:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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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Interesting visit to the catacombs

We hadn't visited any other catacombs and found this visit very interesting. The tour guide was informative but needed to be louder or move to the middle of the group. The... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Andrea G
Northampton, United Kingdom
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We hadn't visited any other catacombs and found this visit very interesting. The tour guide was informative but needed to be louder or move to the middle of the group. The catacombs are accessible and don't require lots of steps or stairs after the initial entry so quite ok for those who are less fit or agile. However, there is... More 

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Davenport, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I agree with another reviewer that this is a great escape from the Italian heat. The catacombs maintain a cool temperature. We also enjoyed it because it wasn't flooded with people. I respect the fact you must enter with a guide. They provide valuable insight and ensure respect for the grounds. It is fascinating to see how the early Christians... More 

Thank Jeff B
Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great tour guide with excellent English. He was engaging and knowledgeable and we found this experience to be one of the highlights of our visit in Rome. This area of Rome is gorgeous and quiet with rolling grassy hills... It's a welcome escape from the bustle of the city and easy to get to on the bus.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We went on the Purple Tour with Big Bus Rome. Our guide was Martin, a philosophy student studying for the seminary. He was excellent. The guides are provided by the catacombs. The tour is short but very informative. Not something everyone sees but very worthwhile. Interesting history of early Christian burial.

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Austin, Texas
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

We were really excited for this tour, especially with all the good reviews we heard about. We got there and paid and joined the English tour 10 minutes later. We soon realized our guide would rather be dying in the catacombs than giving one more tour. He essentially got mad at us for asking 2 simple questions. We didn't see... More 

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Cassopolis, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

I think this is the best of all the catacombes. Although the small church of Domini Quo Vadis is just outside the city walls, well before these catacombs, and is said to have an important artifact in the form of a footprint of Christ who met St. Peter who was leaving Rome, the original is said to be the in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

There are many catacombs in Rome. We selected this one as it is the one where many early popes were buried here. Entrance is €8.00 & you have to visit the catacombe with a guide. Tipping the guide is optional. Tour took us 30 minutes. Our guide was very good & gave us plenty of information about the place. Parts... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

This is a great tour for a hot afternoon. The catacombs are a constant 16 degrees celcius, a nice reprieve from the hot italian sun. Beyond that, the magnitude of the works there are mind boggling. There are many sad stories to ponder, after all this is a giant grave yard, but the history is well worth seeing and learning.... More 

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Atherstone, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Just a short bus ride on the 118 from the colleseum along the Appia Antica this was a great find for our family. Every 20 mins or so a single language tour takes you down into the catacombs and through the myriad of tunnels with tombs cut into the walls in every available space. For me however the highlight was... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We were in time for the first English guided tour of the day of the Catacombe. The guide was very good and actually appeared to enjoy her job. No pictures are allowed during the tour and the explanation is clear and interesting. You leave knowing the true story of the catacombe system, who used them, and why they were used.... More 

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