Rome Sites: explore the most famous catacombs of Rome on a 3-hours tour of the Catacombs of Saint Sebastian, and discover the caves and tunnels that were used for Christian worship and burial. See where the martyr St. Sebastiano was buried and much more.
20 participants maximum
Rome Sites: visit the Basilica of St Sebastian where Apostoles Peter and Paul were kept during persecutions.
Explore the underground cemeteries of the early Christians over 3 floors
Walk along the famous Appian Way of the Roman Empire
Marvel at the historic aqueducts of the Appian Way Regional Park
Starting Time Tour: French 9am - English 09:30am German 9:00am - Spanish 10am
Languages Tour: English - German - Spanish - French
Location Appointment : Partyamo tour office – Via Acaia 26/28 – nearest metro station “San Giovanni”
Group size: 20 guest
Head to the Catacombs of St. Sebastian on the outskirts of Rome for a unique look at the caves, tunnels and tuff mines where pagans and Christians worshipped and were buried during the early days of Christianity.
Your guide will show you where - according to the legend - the bodies of the apostles Peter and Paul were kept during the persecutions. Inside the Basilica of St. Sebastian, rebuilt in the first half of the 4th century, rich decorations were discovered, including a floor completely covered with tombs.
Descend the Basilica via a stairway that leads to the Catacombs of Saint Sebastian, the 1st official underground burial site for early Christians, including many 2nd and 3rd century martyrs. Excavations revealed 5 different levels of loculi - niches where the bodies were wrapped in sheets and placed.
Next, travel along the famous Appian Way, Europe’s 1st superhighway! Built in 312 BC, it connected Rome with Capua (near Naples), running in a straight line for much of the way. Eventually it stretched as far as Brindisi, 400 miles away, where Roman ships set sail for Greece and Egypt.
Marvel at the grand scale of Aqueduct Park (Parco degli Acquedotti) in the Appian Way Regional Park, where 7 ancient Roman aqueducts tower to heights of up to 27 and 28 meters (88-92 feet), before returning to the center of Rome for your drop off.
For more information
Rome Sites - Catacombs
Good to Know:
• Please note that tours are restricted to a maximum 20 participants per guide
• Please wear good walking shoes and bring a coat and umbrella in case of rain, or sun lotion and a sun shade in summer. Bring bottled drinking water.
• Please note that this tour is not wheelchair accessible.
The tour includes:
Transfers by air-conditioned coach
Entrance fee to the catacombs
The tour does not include:
Pick-up and drop off service
Photos of this tour
Tour meeting point
Via Acaia, 26, 00183 Roma, Italia