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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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  • We ended up there by accident. We planned to visit the catacomb of San Calixto, but the bus left us too far, however, in front of San Sebastiano, which happens to be the patron saint of my hometown, Rio de Janeiro. The visit is made in the company of a guide and, lucky for us (that was our day!!!), we ended up winning exclusivity, because there was no tourist, at that time, for the guide in Italian (there was no guide to speak Portuguese). Loved the tour! At first, I thought it was weird (I couldn't stop thinking about the insects, Indiana Jones), but then, I was blown away by the story.
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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 »
  • 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 ...  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.