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Had wanted to do the underground tour in the Colosseum only to find out it is a free day, thus no tours/long lines.  I was thinking maybe a catacomb tour would be a good substitute.  If anyone has been, did you enjoy them?  are they close to all the other main attractions?

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We did the Caracombs tour and enjoyed it.  They are not close to main attractions, we took a taxi there.


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The catacombs on the Via Appia (the ones most people think of) are a distance from the Colosseum/Forum area and not walkable (or at least not unless you have a long chunk of time...)


You'd need to take a local bus or a taxi to get there. 


What is your plan for the day?  If you are doing to be doing things in and around the ancient Rome area, there are a number of other very interesting things to do, including the Museum of the Imperial Forums, which gives you a chance to walk around part of Trajan's forum and the markets that were carved out of the hillside. It gives you a very good feeling of being in ancient Rome.  Or there is always the possibility of a visit to the nearby Basilica of San Clemente:   http://www.reidsitaly.com/destinations/lazio/rome/sights/sclemente.html  has been recommended many times by me and others.

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