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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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  • Stroll along the Via Appia and the visit to one of the Christian Catacombs of the area is a good plan to exit during half a day in the city. Accessible on foot (tuned to the abundant traffic in the first segment, until you reach the area without circulation after Quo Vadis Church) or the 118 bus. Open from Monday to Saturday in a continuous clockwise (close on Sunday and in December). The visit has a price of eight euros and includes guided group, also in English and Spanish. The visit lasted about 45 minutes and was interesting and informative. The attached Church houses the last work of Bernini, a fabulous bust of Christ.
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  • A big disappointment was in February at the Via Appia and the catacombs. We went by taxi to time saving. The St. Sebastian's, according to the information, it would have been open to the public, but we have met on the spot at the entrance to the table is just a pen and wrote in the Sunday closures. The adjacent catacomb is Feb. It was closed on January 22. The Via Appia on foot for the last 1.5 km of the major threat categories, whereas the walls by large traffic, you can drive one by one and praying in the face, you can just survive. Half a meter is on pedestrians on the road. Tip: find out about the Internet before opening the day in wintertime. Replies to the Ciampino airport in Rome on the Via Prenestina gyalogoltak. S they saw beautiful passages in the old way, but 8 km gyalogoltak. We have a lot of money for a taxi we paid for nothing. Spring maybe the bus is a good solution.
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  • Certainly the oldest and most evocative catacomb complex in Rome. Low average visits, confused and controversial the bar inside the monument
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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.