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Meet your guide and group at Piazza Barberini in central Rome. Head to Capuchin Crypt while your guide tells you about ancient Rome. At the crypt museum, see one of Caravaggio’s famous paintings, St. Francis in Meditation. Hear about the crypt’s unusual chapels made entirely out of human bones.

Heading toward Appian Way, listen to commentary about the road’s history, including the hundreds of miles of underground space beneath it that were used as burial grounds and secret worship spots for persecuted Christians. Skip the long lines at this popular attraction, saving valuable vacation time.

You’ll skip the line again at Basilica of San Clemente, comprised of three 12th-century structures built on top of each other. Listen as your guide explains the history of the Renaissance-era mosaics and frescoes before leaving you on your own to explore further if you wish.
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Museum and Crypt of Capuchins
Basilica di San Clemente al Laterano
Catacombe di Santa Domitilla
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Save time at Rome’s popular catacombs and crypts with skip-the-line access on this half-day guided walking tour. You’ll combine visits to numerous, fascinating highlights including the Basilica of San Clemente, the Domitilla Catacomb, the Capuchin Crypt, and Appian Way. Listen to your guide share insightful commentary on these ancient sites and provide context to understand historic Christian worship sites and burial customs.
  • Combine visits to Rome’s most popular catacombs and crypts
  • Skip-the-line access to popular sites saves time
  • Entrance fees included for each stop on the tour
  • Learn about ancient Roman burial customs and traditions
  • Hear about the famous Appian Way while walking on it yourself
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Reviewed 1 week ago
A must experience half day tour!

We loved this half day tour our guide was very knowledgeable even to the point of exact dates. We enjoyed all three places and loved that there was a bus provided to take us from place to place. There was plenty of time at each...More

1  Thank Geneve W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great experience.

Our guide Ricardo was very knowledgeable and it made a difference. Be prepared for experiencing mixed feelings. On one hand, it is sombre but another exciting to see how the bones of former monks are arranged. Worthwhile to visit.

Thank Ghata12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fascinating history lesson

My husband booked this so I had no idea what to expect. We were travelling with our 12 and 14 year olds. Turned out to be an amazing look into Rome's wild history. Human bones used for decoration and miles of underground tunnels used to...More

1  Thank Sabina K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Great experience

Had a blast learning about some of the underground history of Rome with Rebecca who did a fantastic job on our tour. I highly recommend this tour.

Thank Shane S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Best Tour in Rome

I went on the Crypts and Catacombs tour with Sean and loved the tour! The Capuchin Crypt was very intresting. You can see the bones on the walls and the design of the artwork. Sean explained why the monks did this and what everything means....More

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13 August 2018|
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Response from srjadmin | Reviewed this property |
We were in a small group of 8. Excellent guide
Saba W
23 July 2018|
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Response from Mike C | Reviewed this property |
It's not scary, but definitely creepy. If your children are ok with skeletons and such I think they'd enjoy it.
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14 July 2018|
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Response from Amy C | Reviewed this property |
You meet at the piazza Baberini in Rome. The new board a bus for the first site just outside the Aurelian walls. Then back to Rome for the last two sites. It’s about three hours
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