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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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  • Early Christian Catacombs, which hid the relics of Saints Peter and Paul, where the relics of St. Sebastian inside allowed only a guide in Russian tours (alas, no ((join the group with language that you close if this Tet, go with the first caught. Sunday Museum and lower levels are closed. Tickets cost € 7. Most interesting place is the old Apievoj way around the wonderful gardens and villas. you can get there by buses 113 from the Coliseum and 213 from San Giovanni in Laterano, go approximately 20 min.
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  • San Sebastiano catacombs of Rome are one of the easiest sites to visit and most interesting historic-artistic point of view. Located on the Appia Antica at the basilica, are open from Monday to Saturday and accessible by joining groups of guided tours, lasting 35 minutes, formed roughly every half hour or a little less often in times less crowded. During the visit you can see also memory apostolorum, area reserved for pilgrimages in honor of Saints Peter and Paul, whose bodies were hosted in catacomb to escape persecution of the 2nd century. You can admire frescoes, family mausoleums, Columbarium and a maze of tunnels and galleries from the mysterious charm. Remember, before the visit, that it comes down to a few meters below ground level where conditions of temperature and humidity are different than outside.
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  • The best of Rome's many catacombs, many early Pope's and Christians buried beneatu the city in cold and dank passageways...worth a short visit with a guide to explain it all, good on a rainy day. Quai...  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.