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The Catacombs of San Sebastiano, Italy

From series “ Survived Artifacts of Early Christian Civilization”
Unique attractions of the Christian world include not only ancient temples and monasteries, but also some historical areas, where archaeologists have found amazing Christian artifacts. An excellent example is the Via Appia, along which there are legendary Catacombs of San Callisto and San Sebastiano. Once, there was a pagan cemetery underground. Subsequently, it was used by the first Christians.

The Catacombs of San Sebastiano, Italy They built six underground chapels and adorned the walls of dungeons with religious paintings. Some of the elements of this painting survived to the present day. Catacombs owe their current name to the Basilica of St. Sebastian that is situated nearby. It is believed that relics of the saint were kept in these dungeons. Underground structures are of great interest not only for pilgrims, but also for researchers, who study the survived frescoes and murals.

Many of these works of art belong to the 3 century. Visitors can admire them only with a guide. The catacombs have a length of several hundred meters. The place is very confusing, so usual visitors can get lost easily. Nearby there’s the amazing San Callisto dungeon characterized by the impressive scale and a variety of great religious artifacts. There is a papal crypt, where 9 pontiffs have been buried. The tomb of St. Cecilia is situated nearby. Amazing catacombs are real storehouses of Christian historical artifacts. Next - Inkerman Cave Monastery of St. Clement


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ATM bankomat: 'Iafrati Agr. Giorgio' located in 0.67 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Nolia Srl' is located in 0.93 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'ESSO Stazione di Servizio' in 0.62 km
Supermarket: 'Mami's Carni' in 0.84 km
Parking: 'Parking' in 0.56 km
Apotheek: 'Farmacia Martino' in 1.09 km
Police station: 'Carabinieri Comando Stazione Roma San Sebastiano' in 1 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Cecilia Metella' in 0.1 km
Railway station: 'Roma Tuscolana' in 2.69 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Ciampino Airport CIA - in 8 km
 »  Fiumicino Airport FCO - in 22 km
 »  Sant'Egidio Airport PEG - in 137 km
 »  Abruzzo Airport PSR - in 151 km
 »  Grosseto (Baccarini) Airport GRS - in 155 km
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Best hotels near Catacombe di San Sebastiano

Kolping Hotel Casa Domitilla

Located in 0 km from Catacombe di San Sebastiano
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Rooms: 70
This friendly, refurbished hotel has a restaurant offering a set menu, and dinner can be purchased for your stay. A reading room is also available on … More: photo, rates and booking
Turra Beb

Located in 1 km from Catacombe di San Sebastiano
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Rooms: 3
The bedrooms are comfortable and elegantly decorated, featuring wood-beamed ceilings and wrought-iron beds. Each comes with a shared bathroom. … More: photo, rates and booking
Zama B&B

Located in 2 km from Catacombe di San Sebastiano
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Rooms: 3
With free Wi-Fi and a fan, rooms at the Zama have classic-style furnishings. The shared bathroom is complete with a shower. A bus with links to … More: photo, rates and booking
Zagreobio B&B Roma

Located in 3 km from Catacombe di San Sebastiano
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Rooms: 3
Rooms at the Zagreobio bed and breakfast come with a minibar, a desk and a sofa. The private bathroom includes free toiletries and a hydromassage … More: photo, rates and booking

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Top destination around The Catacombs of San Sebastiano - Rome

The Coliseum.
The amphitheater of Flavius was built in the first century AD. The amphitheater was built right on the site of the artificial sea made by order of Nero. The building of the Coliseum was an attempt to erase bad memories about Nero and to return love of ordinary people. The Coliseum was the largest amphitheater of its type in the Roman Empire. The building of the Coliseum was finished in 80 AD. In order to celebrate the grand opening, Emperor Titus ordered to organize games in its arena. The games lasted 100 days and included battles of gladiators, battles of cranes and elephants. Approximately 9,000 animals were killed during these fights. Later, the amphitheater was expanded. One more row of seats was added, as well as some new passages and rooms under the arena. Nowadays, the amphitheater of Flavius is known as the Coliseum. Most probably, the structure received this name because of the 40-meter sculpture (or "Colossus") of Nero that stood nearby, and not because of the size of the construction as many think.

Piazza di Trevi.
Trevi Fountain is well known far beyond the borders of the city. The fountain is located on a small square Piazza di Trevi. The design of the fountain was inspired by the ocean - winged horses and young sea gods are harnessed to a fighting chariot, on which the god of the sea Neptune moves across the ocean. The fountain is 26 meters in height and 22 meters in width. Trevi Fountain has become internationally famous thanks to the movie «La Dolce Vita» (1960), in which the Swedish beauty Anita Ekberg dances under its jets. By the way, she did not dance under the real fountain, it was just a studio set. In 1995, model Claudia Schiffer could swim in the water of the original fountain. She did that for the advertising campaign of the Italian designer Valentino.
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