Step into the hidden world beneath Rome with our semi-private tour of the Roman Crypts and Catacombs! Led by our expert guide, you'll explore ancient burial chambers, frescoes, and the Appian Way, while delving into the intriguing history of the city on this carefully crafted and truly unique experience.
This newly crafted Crypts and Catacombs of Rome Tour begins by meeting our expert guide in the center of Piazza Barberini by the large Triton Fountain.
You will then take a trip to one of Rome’s illustrious Catacombs guided by our expert who will recount the time when Christianity was considered a cult and its followers were buried as martyrs in the catacombs of Rome. Walk long underground corridors filled with burial chambers of various sizes, from modest singles to grand family tombs, and uncover the fascinating stories of the past.
Next, you'll have the unique opportunity to discover the Appian Way, Europe's first superhighway dating back to 312 B.C.! As you lay eyes on the ancient Roman road that was once a bustling thoroughfare, you'll be transported back in time to the height of the Roman Empire. Learn about the impressive engineering and architectural feats of this monumental highway and its significance in connecting Rome to its vast empire. Take this time to capture stunning photos of the highway’s impressive landscape as you make your way to the tour’s last landmark.
Lastly, prepare for one of the main highlights of this unbelievable tour – The Capuchin Crypt, now with the newly added Capuchin Museum. This is not just a museum, but a truly immersive experience that will transport you to a different time and place. Here, with your official audio guide, you will enter the crypt and uncover the macabre beauty of the crypt, where human bones are used as an artistic medium to create intricate patterns and designs. Also take time to admire Caravaggio's masterpiece 'St. Francis in Meditation' and other relics from the life of St. Francis himself that are displayed in the newly added Capuchin Museum. Your audio guide will reveal the secrets and stories behind this unique place as you learn about the history of the Capuchin monks and their fascinating traditions. Let your imagination wander as you explore the fascinating world of Capuchin Crypt and Museum, where art and history converge in an enchanting display of human creativity and spirituality.
With its blend of history, art, and culture, the Roman Crypts and Catacombs Tour with Appian Way offers a truly memorable experience. Immerse yourself in the intriguing past of Rome as you explore these hidden underground treasures with an expert guide from City Wonders. A hidden gem that will leave you in awe.
This is just one of our popular tours of Rome which gives you a different perspective on the fascinating culture of the Eternal City.