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Rome Crypts & Catacombs: Guided Tour with Bone Chapel Visit

Open your eyes to the city’s hidden side – and you’ll never see Rome the same way again.

First, you’ll visit the hallowed catacombs where, beneath their persecutors’ feet, early Christians practiced their forbidden faith. Almost 2,000 years ago, this network of secret tunnels doubled as a place of worship and burial ground.

From here, the coach will whisk you within sight of the Colosseum, to the Basilica of San Clemente.

Your final destination is the Capuchin Crypt. Capuchin monks used the bones of nearly 4,000 of their brothers to decorate this sombre space in intricate floor-to-ceiling designs, lending it the macabre nickname of "the Bone Chapel".

✔ Visit the spooky Capuchin Crypt, decorated with the bones of 4,000 Capuchin Monks
✔ See a painting by Caravaggio and relics from the life of St. Francis at the Capuchin Museum
✔ Explore 12th-century San Clemente Basilica, built over a 4th-century basilica
✔ Enjoy a stress-free experience with skip-the-line entry at all three sites

per adult from

$213

AUD

Duration

3 hours 30 minutes

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Mobile ticket

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  • What's included :
    • English-speaking tour guide
    • Small groups of 20 people or less
    • Admission to the Capuchin Crypt and Museum
    • Admission to the Catacombs
    • Admission to the church and underground area of Basilica San Clemente
    What's excluded :
    • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Via Veneto, Via Vittorio Veneto, 00187 Roma RM, Italy

    Beneath the sun-baked streets of Rome lie cool, shadowed spaces that hide layer upon layer of history. Beat the heat with air-conditioned travel and Skip-the-Line access directly down into three different, but equally fascinating archaeological finds.

    First, you’ll visit the hallowed catacombs where, beneath their persecutors’ feet, early Christians practiced their forbidden faith. Almost 2,000 years ago, this network of secret tunnels doubled as a place of worship and burial ground. As you explore tombs carved out of solid rock, your guide – a local, expert English-speaker – will relate the fascinating history of this sacred spot.

    From here, the coach will whisk you within sight of the Colosseum, to the Basilica of San Clemente. To descend below this structure is to move backwards through time. You’ll travel through the remains of 12th and 4th century basilicas, a 2nd century cult temple and ruins dating as far back as AD 64, when Emperor Nero watched the city burn. Incredibly, the ruins include an aqueduct that still works, after lying buried for centuries.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Via Vittorio Veneto, 27, 00187 Roma RM, Italy

    Your final destination is the Capuchin Crypt. Capuchin monks used the bones of nearly 4,000 of their brothers to decorate this sombre space in intricate floor-to-ceiling designs, lending it the macabre nickname of "the Bone Chapel". Your guide will tell you the theories, but it’s up to you to draw your own conclusions about the meaning of the crypt’s robed skeletons and vertebrae chandeliers.

    Open your eyes to the city’s hidden side – and you’ll never see Rome the same way again.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Piazza Barberini, 00187 Roma RM, Italy
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • It is the responsibility of all visitors to be at the meeting point 15 minutes before departure. Guests arriving after departure cannot be accommodated and missed tours or tickets cannot be refunded.
    • This tour involves a fair amount of walking, hills, and stairs; comfortable shoes are recommended.
    • Regrettably, guests with wheelchairs or any impairments requiring special assistance cannot be accommodated. Strollers or baby carriages must be left at home.
    • Entry into churches requires that you follow a strict dress code. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women. The tour operator cannot be held responsible for refused entry due to improper dress.
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 21 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Chao Rome Tour

Activity ID: V-242498P12

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