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Small-Group Tour Crypts the Bone Chapel and Catacombs provided by Walks of Italy

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Overview
Explore Rome’s many layers of history on this guided walking tour through some of its most religiously significant—and perhaps creepiest—sites. With visits to lesser-known catacombs and crypts, including the Capuchin bone crypt, you see a different side of Rome that many travelers miss, hearing guide commentary along the way. A small group size means plenty of time to ask questions.
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You'll start at
Fontana del Tritone
Piazza Barberini, 00187 Roma RM, ItalyIn Piazza Barberini, just by the Triton fountain in the middle of the square.
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  • Pass by Fontana del Tritone
    Pass by Piazza Barberini
  • 1
    Museum and Crypt of Capuchins
    Stop: 40 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Catacombe San Sebastiano
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Mausoleo di Cecilia Metella
    Stop: 50 minutes -
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You'll end at
Piramide
00154 Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
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Highlights
  • Visit lesser-known catacombs like the Catacomb of Santa Priscilla 
  • Travel with a small group in tunnels where larger ones simply can’t fit
  • Great way to escape the heat during the summer months
  • Gain insight into the history of early Christianity in Rome
What to Expect
Your tour begins in one of the city’s most compelling Roman catacombs, 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 religious depictions. 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. Visit a few other lesser-visited locations and 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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Departure Point
Fontana del Tritone, Piazza Barberini, 00187 Roma RM, Italy
Duration
3h 15m
Return Details
Piramide, 00154 Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
Inclusions
  • Transport between sites in an air-conditioned bus
  • Expert English-speaking tour guide
  • Admission to all sites
  • Entry/Admission - Museum and Crypt of Capuchins
  • Entry/Admission - Catacombe San Sebastiano
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate guests with mobility impairments, wheelchairs or strollers on this tour
  • Photography is not allowed in the sites visited on this tour, due to their religious nature
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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majesty318 wrote a review Mar 2020
Rahway, New Jersey1,580 contribution269 helpful votes
You never know what you are going to get with a guided tour - will the guide be any good? Will there be a million participants and you can't hear anything? Luckily, Walks of Italy was fantastic, especially the guide Andrea. He told is he is a historian, but his knowledge
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Small-Group Tour Crypts the Bone Chapel and Catacombs
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear majesty31, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us! We are thrilled to read you had such a wonderful time on our Crypts,Bones and Catacombs tour, and that you enjoyed both the guide and sites so much! We are also happy to hear you were satisfied with our Customer service team, and that you appreciated their prompt replies. We strive to provide only the best possible experiences to our clients and hope you will have the opportunity to visit us again, perhaps in other countries, soon! All our best,
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Christine wrote a review Feb 2020
13 contributions5 helpful votes
I am so glad I booked this tour. It’s lesser known but really adds depth to your understanding of the city and the layers beneath it. The catacombs are fascinating- you get to go down inside and see where the first Christians buried their dead in secret before Christianity was
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Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Small-Group Tour Crypts the Bone Chapel and Catacombs
Responded 19 Feb 2020
Hi Christinesolo20 We are so glad that you loved our Crypts and Catacombs tour! It is certainly a fascinating look at Rome's past, and we believe every visitor to this ancient city should try to go at least once. Thank you for joining us and for your very kind and thoughtful review, it is much appreciated. The Walks Team
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Helen A wrote a review Jan 2020
Tamworth, Australia4 contributions1 helpful vote
We recently took this tour with few expectations (being from Australia) and had a wonderful time. Our guide Andrea had a broad knowledge of the sites and their history. He was able to give a well informed and appropriately entertaining guide of each site. A highlight for our
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Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Small-Group Tour Crypts the Bone Chapel and Catacombs
Responded 15 Jan 2020
Hi L3203JZhelena, It is terrific to hear that our Crypts and Catacombs tour was an all-round success for you and your family! It can be hard to know what to expect on such a unique experience, but we feel this is a fascinating exploration of the Eternal City's ancient past. Thank you so much for joining us, and for your kind recommendation! Warm regards, The Walks Team
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loro_44 wrote a review Jan 2020
Morristown, New Jersey31 contributions13 helpful votes
Julia was a terrific guide. We really enjoyed learning about the capuchins and the catacombs. She was so well versed in the history of the subject and very fun in her presentation. This was our third trip to Rome and we really wanted to see and do things we had previously
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Small-Group Tour Crypts the Bone Chapel and Catacombs
Responded 8 Jan 2020
Hi loro_44 Thank you so much for joining us for a tour of the catacombs and crypts of Rome, and for taking the time to share your experience. We think that this is a fascinating experience for those interested in Rome's past, and we are so glad that you agree. Hopefully, we will get another chance to tour with you again soon, we would love to have you back! The Walks Team
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Experience317975 wrote a review Dec 2019
Phoenix, Arizona1 contribution
Excellent guide and your. The small group gave time for questions and personal interaction with a knowledgeable guide.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Small-Group Tour Crypts the Bone Chapel and Catacombs
Responded 15 Dec 2019
Hello Experience317975, It is always such a pleasure to learn about our guest's experience with us. Customer satisfaction is our number one priority, and we are so glad we achieved this with you! We look forward to sharing another walk with you soon! Warm regards, The Walks Team
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we Booked this tour and on the morning of the tour we were informed that musuems and such were closed. We had the
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Unique and personalised experience
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Great example of customer service
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Great walking tour. Lots of facts and anecdotal stuff to keep it amusing too.
Tour guide had exceptional knowledge and clearly loves what she does. Group was small enough to make it feel person
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Our Roman Holiday
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