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Catacombe San Sebastiano, Rome

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#46 of 526 in Historic Sites in Rome
Catacombe San Sebastiano 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. Make Catacombe San Sebastiano part of your personalized Rome itinerary using our Rome trip planner.
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  • A short visit to the catacombs of St Sebastien, the ticket includes a visit in French with a guide, very nice visit, I advise against going there on foot if you stay in Rome, the catacombs are 9 kilometers away and the roads are not all equipped with a sidewalk
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  • First walk on the via Apia, genial with the many aqueducts, then descent to the cold and dark. It absolutely makes take a guide, the wait can be long if you speak only French, there are multiple details that you will miss without it. Beautiful sculptures and statues. For us it was our first visit to catacombs, mixed result, we would have to visit another to complete. So we can choose between a long labyrinthine visit, skeletons, famous deceased, bone works, but to this day we feel frustrated with this one visit.
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  • If you have never been to see Catacombs then be sure to stop and take this tour! It is a must see if you are in Rome. It takes 30 minutes and on a hot summer day the temperature underground is nice and cool! What you will see is amazing. Unfortunately you cannot take photos but it is amazing the tunnels that were dug 2000 years ago and how they buried their dead. There's an underground alter and a couple of restored burial tombs for wealthy families. You can take a taxi here or it's an easy 35min walk from the coliseum.
  • We did the catacombs walking tour, it was an moving and memorable experience. Respect to the remarkable history of these locations. Both disturbing and uplifting.
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