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The Catacombs of Saint Sebastian, Rome

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The Catacombs of Saint Sebastian 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. Put The Catacombs of Saint Sebastian into our Rome vacation builder and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • 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...  more »
  • We had a South American guide very few wanting to work and super fast throughout. No, we learned almost nothing but the catacombs themselves very pretty.
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  • We went to san sebastiano catacomb we did not need to book in advance. Our guide was English-speaking that we understood well, however, I found that they had for large groups, I felt that we did not go as far into catacomben (it's 1, 2mil long) but I räckommenderar this place.
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  • Very reasonably priced, great tour guide, large gift shop, and the church is utterly breathtaking. They have the most gorgeous statue of St Sebastian. A religious experience.
  • Perhaps the best visit I had in Rome. The Basilica is magnificent, the catacombs are fascinating and the history of this particular catacomb complex is breathtaking. .... if you dont know, the name CATACOMB come from this one site !!!
  • Required to take a tour, tour went fast through the catacombs for the 8 Euro price.
  • Great place they gave me cheese and crackers at the tour
  • Cool and interesting historic place! Nice location! Well prepared for tourism, guides were good.