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Guided tour of the Roman crypts
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Skip the Line

The Original Crypts, Catacombs & Roman Undergrounds Tour with Transfers

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3h 30min
English
18
Everyday
09:20, 09:40, 14:10 & 14:30

Unearth ancient Rome's secrets on our exclusive Crypts, Catacombs & Roman Undergrounds Tour! Led by an expert guide, begin at Piazza Barberini, where historic tales unfold. Explore the haunting Capuchin Crypts, showcasing Caravaggio's masterpiece and 4,000 artistically arranged monk bones.
Then, hop on a comfy coach to the Christian Catacombs, revealing frescoes and stories of early Christians. Conclude at Basilica of San Nicola in Carcere, unveiling ancient ruins beneath the altar and hidden temples. This tour seamlessly blends art, spirituality, and history for an unforgettable glimpse into Rome's hidden treasures. Book now for a unique perspective on the Eternal City's culture!

  • Skip the Line Entrance to the Christian Catacombs, where generations of early Christians tunneled under the city to bury their dead in tombs carved out of the bedrock itself.
  • Our private air-conditioned coach will then take your small group to the Capuchin Crypt, an eerie monument to death, with the remains of over 4,000 monks decorating the walls.
  • Finish the tour with a visit to the Basilica San Nicola in Carcere.

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What's Included

  • Expert, English-speaking tour guide
  • Entrance ticket and audio guide to the Capuchin Crypts and Museum
  • Roman Catacombs entrance ticket
  • Entrance ticket to the Basilica of San Nicola in Carcere
  • All transfers in an air-conditioned coach
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off

Sites Visited

  • Catacombs of Domitilla, San Callisto or San Sebastiano
  • The Basilica of San Nicola in Carcere
  • The Capuchin Crypt and Museum

Note: The order of visit may vary for an optimised experience

The Original Crypts and Catacombs of Rome Tour starts by meeting your expert historian guide in Piazza Barberini, beside the fountain of Triton. Interestingly, this piazza was used as the location for displaying human corpses which needed public identification up until the 1800s.

Visit the Capuchin Crypts

The tour's centerpiece is the Capuchin Crypt, now enhanced by the official Capuchin Museum. Admire Caravaggio's masterpiece, "St. Francis in Meditation," and explore relics from the life of St. Francis. Venture into the crypt itself, where the bones of 4,000 Capuchin monks are artistically arranged on its walls. 

Explore the Sacred Christian Catacombs

From here you’ll be driven on a comfortable coach to the extensive Christian Catacombs which were dug out of the ground over 2000 years ago. Your expert historian guide will explain how this network of sacred tunnels is associated with the first Christians in ancient Rome. You’ll descend into the labyrinthian corridors carved into the soft volcanic rock and discover the frescoes, strange iconography and burial places which doubled as places of worship when the Christians were persecuted. 

Final Stop: Basilica of Nicola in Carcere

Your journey will lead you to the Basilica San Nicola in Carcere, where you'll explore its ruins, descend beneath the altar, and unearth atmospheric remains of ancient temples hidden beneath the church.

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