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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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  • The catambas and its history we was told by the guide in Spanish. Contract along with the input to 8 euros. It was very interesting. Hard about an hour and the guide told much of the history of the place and the moment in which they were built. Can be reached easily from the Colosseum with the bus number 118. Let in the door. There is a kind of Bar. To take it back you should walk through a little forward, forever with care by the traffic that goes very fast and there are, obviously, not sidewalks.
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  • 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 b...  more »
  • 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 throug...  more »
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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.