Catacombe di San Sebastiano
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- 98%History Buffs
- 67%Local Culture
- 67%Budget Travelers
- 59%Art & Design Lovers
- 59%Family Travelers
- 59%Spiritual Seekers
Member Reviews (7)
- Catacombe di San SebastianoMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily Travelers+ 4First to ReviewOct 25, 2013
Located on the Appian Way, one of the oldest roads in the world, and accessed through the floor of a church, the Catacombs of San Sebastian are a glimpse of Christianity's earliest days when thousands were martyred in Rome. You have to go with a tour guide who will explain how the crypts were built and who was buried where.
- Catacombe di San SebastianoMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2First to ReviewOct 16, 2013
I love underground attractions, and this one is terrific. You get bits of history about early Christians as you walk through a small section with tombs in a short stretch of the more than 6 miles of tunnels. I loved the floral patterns on the walls, which reminded me of cheery kitchen decor of the '50s.
- Catacombe di San SebastianoMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 1First to ReviewApr 06, 2013
I was surprised at how empty the place is when we got here on a Sunday. Unlike other places in Rome, this was not overrun by tourists. A friendly English guide will take you down into the catacombs and cover some of its amazing history with you. It does get a little claustrophobic and does get a little creepy but the tunnels are well lit and ventilated. The attached Saint Sebastian church is not big but quite beautiful.
- Catacombe di San SebastianoMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Oct 12, 2012
Though a little hard to get to, it’s definitely worth the trip to visit the catacombs. I liked the St. Sebastian catacombs because they weren’t the largest, but gave a tour of enough of the catacombs without being too creepy. The tour underground is a tight alleyway, but you get to see where tombs used to lie, where some still lie, and the best part was seeing some of the older family tombs that are still intact, which are beautifully decorated. The tour guide speaks pretty good English and gives a lot of good details of the history of the catacombs. After the underground tour, you get to go up to see the beautiful church where St. Sebastian is buried and even a display with one of the arrows that had shot him.