Catacombs of San Sebastiano - Rome

The Catacombs and the Basilica of San Sebastiano are amongst the most famous of Rome and are situated along the Via Appia Antiqua. Catacombs were underground burial sites situated along the main routes outside of the city. They were primarily used for Christian and Jewish burials between the 2nd century and the first half of the 5th century AD. The practice ceased after the 5th century AD. The Catacombs of San Sebastiano are particularly famous for having housed the relics of Saint Peter and Saint Paul during the Vespasian persecutions. A basilica dedicated to Saint Sebastian was built over the catacombs during the 4th century. The Chapel of Relics in the basilica is known to house one of the arrows used in Sebastian's martyrdom as well as the pillar to which he was tied. The catacombs themselves are home to many frescos and epigraphs, including a wall of invocations to Peter and Paul.


Monday-Saturday : March to June from 8:30 am - 12 midday and again from 2:30 pm - 5 pm. July to September from 8:30 am - 12 midday and again from 2 pm - 5:30 pm. October to January from 8:30 am - 12 midday and again from 2: 30 pm - 5 pm.



Address : Via Appia Antica, 136 179 Rome Italy

Subway : Station: Arco di Travertino: Ligne A

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