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Rome Catacombs and Capuchin Crypts Small-Group Tour

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After your dose of the typical Vatican and Colosseum tours, you may want to add a little more variety to your Rome itinerary. On this tour, witness the eerie Capuchin Crypts, Domitilla Catacombs and Appian Way. With a combo of burial grounds, an ancient church and one of the oldest roads in Rome, you’re set to experience tons of bone-chilling Roman history. This 3-hour tour includes:
• - Guided tour of the Capuchin Crypts
• - Guided tour of the Christian Catacombs of Domitilla
• - English-speaking tour guide
• - Luxury climate-controlled transportation
Capuchin Crypts
Hidden beneath the church of Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini, you can find chapels containing the remains of more than 3,500 bodies. Thought these crypts are not technically considered catacombs, they’re reminiscent of the Paris Catacombs. With bones, skulls and other mysterious artifacts, these crypts allow travelers to jump back in time and discover the burial methods of ancient Rome. Within this ossuary, you’ll be able to uncover the remains of Capuchin friars buried between the years of 1500 and 1870.
Domitilla Catacombs
These catacombs were created due to a shortage of burial space in Rome. In this underground experience, you’ll instantly notice the many ancient frescoes carved into the walls. If you’re looking for a mission, try to find the ancient fresco depicting The Last Supper. Other frescoes you may find portray to transportation of grain to Ostia, a profession many of the people buried in this site had during their lives. Learn about the maze of tunnels these catacombs make up as your guide delves into the mysteries of Rome’s most spine-chilling underground space.
The Appian Way and Aurelian Walls
Built during the third century, the Aurelian walls were constructed to protect Rome from barbarians entering the city. On this portion of the tour, pass by these ancient walls that have been a source of security for Rome for thousands of years. Get the opportunity to walk on the Appian way, one of the original seven roads that led to Rome. Learn about the Appian Way’s darker past and complete your Catacombs tour knowing tons more about ancient Roman
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I heard about this company on a podcast, so booked with them based on that reccomendation. The night before I couldn't find the email with our confirmation so I went to the website and was immediatetly able to chat with an representative who quickly sent...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Madeleine R, Public Relations Manager at The Roman Guy, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Ciao! We are so happy to hear that you loved your tour and that our team was able to make your experience smooth-running and enjoyable. Grazie mille for your review. We hope to welcome you back on tour soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This tour was the highlight of our trip. Seeing the crypts and catacombs were definitely off the beaten path but gave a nice perspective of what life was like in Ancient Rome. This was perfect, on a hot day, as the catacombs were nice and...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Madeleine R, Public Relations Manager at The Roman Guy, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Ciao Jamy! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour of the Catacombs. They are definitely a fascinating part of Rome and we're so glad your guide made your experience amazing. Grazie mille for your review. We hope to welcome you back...More

Reviewed 4 July 2019 via mobile

I decided to go on this tour to do something a little different from the usual tourist spots. I'm glad we did because it was a very hot July day in Rome and the catacombs were a chilly 65 degrees. This tour surpassed my expectations!...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Madeleine R, Public Relations Manager at The Roman Guy, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2019

Ciao! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour and found the Catacombs to be creepy but cool. Grazie mille for your review. We hope to welcome you back to Rome soon!

Reviewed 4 July 2019 via mobile

Amanda really opened the mysteries of Rome to us with her expertise. Any questions we had, she could answer. Her weak ness made the experience all the more useful, as she was clear about when we were hearing confirmed facts and when she was sharing...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Madeleine R, Public Relations Manager at The Roman Guy, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2019

Ciao! We are so happy to hear that you loved your tour and that you found Amanda to be knowledgeable and passionate. Grazie mille for your review. We hope to welcome you back on tour soon!

Reviewed 26 June 2019

An excellent, if quirky tour, particularly of the Capuchin Crypts. The guide was very knowledgeable and communicated well, transport arrangements were excellent and all on time with clear pick-up and drop off arrangements. A really interesting tour with lots of historical facts and fascinating locations...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Madeleine R, Public Relations Manager at The Roman Guy, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2019

Ciao Michael! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour of the Catacombs and that your guide could give you a smooth-running and interesting experience. Grazie mille for your review. We hope to welcome you back on tour soon!

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This was an awesome tour. Everything was well lit with passage ways in the catacombs of about 3 feet wide. The capuchin crypt is all above ground. I would definitely recommend. One of our favorite things we did in Rome.
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