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Catacombe San Sebastiano, Rome

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#47 of 526 in Historic Sites in Rome
Catacombe San Sebastiano is one of many catacombs in Rome. These underground burial places were first built in the first century CE to deal with the overcrowding in traditional cemeteries. Follow your tour guide through the tunnels and learn about the history of this underground burial ground. Begin your tour from the basilica that houses the marble tomb of St. Sebastian, for whom these catacombs are named. Wander through the dim underground passages and examine the Christian and pagan wall tombs, ancient graffiti, and many relics. To spend more time in the tunnels and see the relics more intimately, schedule a private tour--the catacombs are not accessible without a guide. Dress warmly, as temperatures are much cooler underground. Make Catacombe San Sebastiano part of your personalized Rome itinerary using our Rome trip planner.
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  • I cost deciding as it is a little out of town and takes its time, but definitely worth the visit, of the tourist buses there is one that has the route and in short it is very interesting to see the history and the necropolis, there are guided tours constantly so you won't wait long for one even in Spanish and the entrance includes a café that is very good.
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  • First of all, don't buy your ticket on the Tour bus or in Rome before you go, they charge more, its only €8 at the entrace of the catacombs. Anyone interested in going here should know there are no bo...  more »
  • The guided tour is available in different languages and is very interesting! Fascinating visit in one of the biggest catacombs in Rome. You will learn a lot and see traditions that are roughly 2000 ye...  more »
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  • If you have never been to see Catacombs then be sure to stop and take this tour! It is a must see if you are in Rome. It takes 30 minutes and on a hot summer day the temperature underground is nice and cool! What you will see is amazing. Unfortunately you cannot take photos but it is amazing the tunnels that were dug 2000 years ago and how they buried their dead. There's an underground alter and a couple of restored burial tombs for wealthy families. You can take a taxi here or it's an easy 35min walk from the coliseum.
  • We did the catacombs walking tour, it was an moving and memorable experience. Respect to the remarkable history of these locations. Both disturbing and uplifting.
  • Great way to cool off on a hot afternoon In Rome. This is the biggest of the catacombs in Rome. They have tours regularly in English, French, Spanish, and in German. You descend 57 steps into the heart of these burial chambers and see a well rounded selection of interesting aspects of this ancient place.
  • Very interesting visit. These are one of the most important catacombs where both pagans an christians buried their deads for centuries. There are very informative guided visits in all languages, just check the web site for information.
  • I just love seeing all things Historical and this was one of them.
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