Catacombs of Saint Sebastian

Catacombs of Saint Sebastian: Our most recommended tours and activities

Rome: Official Guided Tour of the Catacombs of St. Callixtus

1. Rome: Official Guided Tour of the Catacombs of St. Callixtus

Uncover the secrets of ancient Rome, hidden in its underground cemeteries. Join a guided tour of the Catacombs of St. Callixtus, excavated by the Christians between the 3rd and 5th centuries. Learn about the mysterious origins of this site and its rediscovery in the modern era. Enter the crypt of the 3rd-century Popes, where 5 of the 9 tombstones of Rome's bishops who were buried here are still preserved. Then admire a slab of marble where some famous verses of Pope Damasus were engraved. Next, cross a narrow arch and enter the crypt where St. Cecilia, the patron saint of music, was first buried. Be inspired by her history while contemplating the crypt's decorative frescoes and a copy of the statue made by Maderno, depicting the martyr's body when a reconnaissance was made in 1599. From the crypt of Santa Cecilia, continue your tour through the oldest part of the catacomb. Admire its majestic galleries and the beautiful cubicles of "sacraments". Finally, walk through the maze of tunnels dug in peacetime, trying to find your way out. Along the way, see various archaeological finds of funeral furniture before coming up to see the sunlight again.

Rome: Ancient Appian Way, Aqueducts & Catacombs E-Bike Tour

2. Rome: Ancient Appian Way, Aqueducts & Catacombs E-Bike Tour

Hop aboard a comfortable bike on this guided electric mountain bike tour along the Appian Way. Admire remarkable sights like the 2,300-year-old Ancient Appian Way roads, Roman aqueducts, Christian catacombs, and the defensive Aurelian Walls. Start with a short ride to the Ancient Appian Way. Pass ancient tombs and the ruins of an imperial palace. Along the way, your guide will point out the beauty of the Roman countryside, the engineering genius of the ancient Romans, and the early Christian history which shaped the world.  Discover how the Appian Way, aqueducts, catacombs, and Aurelian Walls played an important role in Rome's rise, golden age, and decline. Take a break from riding to head underground to the catacombs of S. Callisto, or S. Sebastiano, and uncover the haunting history within on a guided tour.  Continuing by bike, pass mausoleums, tombstones, and villas. Stop at the Park of the Aqueducts, where stretches of colossal arches stand out against the afternoon sky. Explore Rome's urban texture at the Caffarella Valley and enjoy a surprise before riding back to the starting point.

Rome: Guided E-Bike Tour & Catacombs of Saint Sebastiano

3. Rome: Guided E-Bike Tour & Catacombs of Saint Sebastiano

It’s time to go under the ancient city and have a different Roman story to tell your friends and family. Not many places in Rome are off the beaten track so we’re going underground to witness the wonders of the Ancient Appian way. This thrilling site is something that you would have never seen before: nature, art and history converge at their best. The epitome of Rome! The Aurelian Walls will pave the way to the most exciting tour our company will offer to its guests. Riding professional e-bikes through the meadows and archaeological sites of the Appia Antica Regional Park. You will descend 40 feet down a Roman Quarry that witnessed the passing of time. You will hear a long untold story. Quiet yet fascinating galleries which once hosted ancient roman catacombs were later turned into air raid shelters during the World War ll; you would not be able to witness such incredible and exclusive places without us. Furthermore, the perfectly preserved Saint Sebastian catacombs are one of a kind. They were accidentally discovered only 100 years ago. Don’t miss the opportunity to explore Rome in a non-traditional way.

Citavecchia: Catacombs of San Sebastiano and Callisto Tour

4. Citavecchia: Catacombs of San Sebastiano and Callisto Tour

Meet your guide and start the 50-minute drive outside of Rome to the tombs underneath Civitavecchia. Visit the Catacombs of San Sebastiano, the oldest Christian cemetery in Rome. Walk through the miles of underground passageways that make up this sacred site. Stand in the cavernous underground chambers where early Christians congregated. Hear about the burial practices of early Christians, and see religious symbols carved into the walls. Next, visit the Catacombs of San Callisto, the largest and most significant early Christian burial site in Rome. Travel back in time to the 2nd century and see the resting place of 10 martyrs, 16 popes, and hundreds of early Christians who died for their faith. Learn about the persecution of Christianity under the Romans as you walk through the underground labyrinth. Contemplate the faith of early believers in Christianity as you make your way through this somber resting place. Afterward, relax in the beautiful garden outside before returning to the port of Civitavecchia.

Rome: Appian Way Golf Cart Charter with Driver

5. Rome: Appian Way Golf Cart Charter with Driver

Discover the Appian Way Regional park on a golf cart! Duration: You can rent the golf cart for 2, 3, 4 hours. Please note: the golf cart can follow few routes inside the Park but is not possible to ride on the longest cobblestones stretches Description: you will rent the golf cart with our driver. You have to reserve at least for 2 hours in any case. More details: It is not possible to carry wheelchair on the golf cart, the passenger will be accompanied by the you can leave it in our tourist information office. You can not hire our golf cart on your own, but just with the driver.

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What people are saying about Catacombs of Saint Sebastian

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 2,607 reviews

Very fun and very educational. Klaus was upbeat and made us all feel safe. He was enthusiastic and educated about Roman history. Fun guy for sure! I was worried since I haven’t ridden a bike in 10 years but the e-bikes are easy to operate with little effort. Highly recommend!

This was a great tour - lots of interesting historical facts and cool sites to stop at outside of what you’d typically visit in the city or on other tours. The e-bikes were very easy to use and not physically demanding.

The guided tour is offered in several languages and each group is taken separately which is pretty cool. The lady who guided us was pretty knowledgeable and answered all the questions the group had.

Great opportunity to get some knowledge regarding the overall history of catacombs in Rome

This is a sight to see! Its a short tour but so much to learn!