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Small-Group Tour Crypts the Bone Chapel and Catacombs

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  • Visit lesser-known catacombs like the Catacomb of Santa Priscilla 
  • Travel with a small group in tunnels where larger ones simply can’t fit
  • Skip main attractions for journeys underground, where it’s less crowded and cooler
Small-Group Tour Crypts the Bone Chapel and Catacombs
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Rome has layers of history unlike nearly any place in Europe. This tour offers a unique way to explore the ancient city while taking a guided walk through some of its most religiously significant—and perhaps creepiest—sites. Go underground and back in time with visits to catacombs, crypts, and tunnels. You’ll see a different side of Rome and might discover life-affirming cemeteries and remarkable art not seen topside.
What to Expect
Your tour begins in one of the city’s most compelling and least-visited catacombs, Santa Priscilla, where persecuted Christians were once buried.

Your guide leads your small group and tells you about the early history of Christianity. Walk along atmospheric tunnels to see frescos and one of the oldest depictions of the Virgin Mary.

Next, head to the Capuchin bone crypt, an underground cemetery festooned with the remains of thousands of Capuchin friars. Learn why monks consider the macabre sight life-affirming.

The next stop is Basilica of San Nicola in Carcere, built on the site of Roman temples and markets dating back to the first and fourth centuries BC. See the original structures, which are built into the existing church and left exposed.

Head topside, and bid your guide arrivederci.
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Reviewed yesterday
Bones, bones, bones and catacombs

What an unbelievable experience! Rhianne was incredibly knowledgeable. I had hoped to retain some of what she educated on during the bone church and catacombs, but I think I will need to study. She was gracious, took questions with ease and guided us through the...More

Thank Christi S
Reviewed yesterday
Take this tour.

This tour of the Crypts & Catacombs greatly exceeded my expectations. My friends and I had landed a few hours earlier from an overnight flight from Canada, so we were tired. Yet we wanted to jam in as much sightseeing as possible. Instead of resting...More

Thank TorontoSeven
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Highly recommend!

I have been traveling the world for the past 4 1/2 months. Up to 6 tours a week some weeks. This was the BEST tour I had all year. Melanie was engaging, intelligent, entertaining, funny, and kept my attention. I could of only been more...More

Thank AnimatedAnnie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Awesome tour and tour guide!!

What an amazing tour of “underground” Rome! Melanie was a wonderful guide that made the history of the crypts and catacombs come alive. She was so knowledgeable about this topic and next time we come to Rome we will definitely take another tour (probably the...More

Thank Kelly M
Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile
Melanie rocks!

We did this tour the 2pm tour and had what we would describe as one of the best guided ever. If you decide to go....ask for Melanie as your guide. Friendly, funny and soooo knowledgeable when it came to what we were seeing. Not only...More

Thank ViFi2387
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23 April 2018|
Response from Ceva C |
My tour began at Piazza Barberini.
Michelle F
18 April 2018|
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Response from K H | Reviewed this property |
Duration will vary due to traffic since you'll be traveling by van between several sites. Allow 3 1/2 to 4 hours.