Experience an exciting walking-tour into the Catacombs of St. Sebastian with its Basilica on the Via Appia & explore the Aqueduct Park with its amazing arches.
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Explore the fascinating Catacombs of St. Sebastian
Learn about the history of this ancient place
Search for the traces of past times
Admire the impressive aqueducts with their arches
Lean back and enjoy the comfortable bus ride as you head to the little gem on the Old Appian Way, the Catacombs of St. Sebastian. Apart from the catacombs you will also visit the Basilica of St. Sebastian itself, before you can admire the beauty of the Latium Countryside just a few miles outside of Rome. According to a legend, the catacombs once held the human remains of the apostles of St. Peter and St. Paul during the time of the persecution. On this walking tour your guide will introduce you to the front of the Basilica before entering in order to see the tomb and sculpture of the Saint it was named after – St. Sebastian.
Afterwards you will walk down to the Catacombs of St. Sebastian which were the 1st underground burial site on this ancient road. Let your guide lead you down to five different levels of niches, in which the bodies were buried tightly wrapped in sheets and covered with gravestones.
After said experience, we will follow the Via Appia where you can still see the traces of chariot wheels that once passed through to get to the South of Italy. Arriving in front of the Cecilia Metella Tomb you will learn about the history of the place that later became the castle of the Caetani family.
Our last stop will be the largest ever created aqueduct by the Romans, the magnificent Aqueduct Park, which we will reach after a short bus ride. You can admire the aqueduct Marcio that is still being used today, surrounded by many other ancient water suppliers with their majestic arches extended for miles.
This tour will run with a maximum of 16 guests per guide.
Good walking shoes is a must. In case of rain please bring an umbrella.
This tour is not wheelchair accessible due to the nature of the route.
• 3 hours guided tour
• A modern air-conditioned coach
• Personal and licensed guide
• Admission fees to the Catacombs of St. Sebastian
• Pick up and drop off
• Food and drinks
In front of the Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri, just a stone away from the Metro stop Republica. Your guide will hold a "MEA TOURS" sign to be easily located.
Please bring your booking confirmation.
The tour can be cancelled up to 48 hours prior to the tour's departure. Full charges apply, if failing to do so.
This deal can be cancelled for free up to 2 days before the date of the activity.
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