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Catacombe San Sebastiano

Via Appia Antica 136, 00179 Rome, Italy
+39 06 785 0350
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A series of underground passages containing the tombs of the early Christians.
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  • Average10%
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Via Appia Antica 136, 00179 Rome, Italy
Via Appia Antica 136, 00179 Rome, Italy
+39 06 785 0350
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great tour- lots to see and very interesting early Christian history. Tour guide was excellent and answered all questions. The pagan tombs are a real surprise and very beautiful. Ends in the basilica which is beautiful and worth visiting anyway.

Thank HayleyMace
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful example of the catacombs, and the tour guide, provided by the diocese, is also good. The best part of the tour is near the end, when right before you ascend into a startlingly beautiful surface-level more contemporary church (THAT CEILING!!!), you...More

Thank Erin_in_PDX
Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

Interesting place to discover, good tour, corridors are spacious for a catacomb, not so claustrophobic. It's always fun to learn about catacombs. Also do bring a jacket, it's gonna be very cold down there.

Thank Marta T
Reviewed 21 November 2017

We found the tour better than expected. Although some (drunk) tourists were annoying with their stupid questions, the guide was patient and she answered to everyone nicely without missing the important historical aspects.

Thank Adelinar
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

Got there takjng the number 118 bus from the circus maximus, which was a mistake as the bus then went back round in a circle to the colosseum and then back to the circus maximus but on the other side if the road before heading...More

1  Thank fragolu
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

My favorite part of these catacombs was the beautiful church that still gives mass today. The church and the ceiling are beautiful. The tour costs EUR 8 and is offered in English and Spanish. Along with seeing burial chambers, you will also see nicely preserved...More

Thank CharlieV2011
Reviewed 30 October 2017

The catacombs is very heavily touristed and crowded (I recommend Catacomb St. Domitilla) but there is a Bernini sculpture in the church and the church is not crowded at all.

Thank flaneur40
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Read up on Sabastian before you go. He is listed in Foxe's Book of Martyrs. This Catacombe is named for him. I wish the tour guide would have touched on this more. This is where an evangelical tour would be beneficial. No photos are allowed...More

Thank Tonia M
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Nice experience, one of the many catacombs of Rome. Located on multiple levels make sure you get a jacket with you, the lower you get the colder it gets. The guide was funny, interesting and the tour took around 1 hour. I would recommend a...More

Thank CristiDan
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

I had been looking forward to visiting here all holiday but found myself disappointed. Firstly no photography was allowed in the Catacombs, im not entirely sure why as the flash wouldn’t damage anything that I could see. I like photos to remember places by but...More

Thank Jinx130
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20 February 2017|
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Response from AlisaJM19 | Reviewed this property |
From memory, we took a bus too. It stops directly outside the catacombs. Only thing to factor in is the frequency- make sure you plan your trip around the return times. This is the definitely the cheapest option, but very... More
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Response from C H | Reviewed this property |
We took the Roma 118 bus from Circo Massimo in the Appia Villa Dei Quintili direction and got off at Basilica San Sebastiano for the Catacombs. Be careful on the way back we got on the bus in the wrong direction and ended... More