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Small-Group Tour Crypts the Bone Chapel and Catacombs

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Highlights
  • Visit lesser-known catacombs like the Catacomb of Santa Priscilla 
  • Travel with a small group in tunnels where larger ones simply can’t fit
  • Great way to escape the heat during the summer months
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Small-Group Tour Crypts the Bone Chapel and Catacombs
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Overview
Explore Rome’s many layers of history on this guided walking tour through some of its most religiously significant—and perhaps creepiest—sites. With visits to lesser-known catacombs and crypts, including the Capuchin bone crypt, you’ll see a different side of Rome that many travelers miss, hearing guide commentary along the way. A small group size means plenty of time to ask questions.
What to Expect
Your tour begins in one of the city’s most compelling and least-visited catacombs, Santa Priscilla, where persecuted Christians were once buried.

Your guide leads your small group and tells you about the early history of Christianity. Walk along atmospheric tunnels to see frescos and one of the oldest depictions of the Virgin Mary.

Next, head to the Capuchin bone crypt, an underground cemetery festooned with the remains of thousands of Capuchin friars. Learn why monks consider the macabre sight life-affirming.

The next stop is Basilica of San Nicola in Carcere, built on the site of Roman temples and markets dating back to the first and fourth centuries BC. See the original structures, which are built into the existing church and left exposed.

Head topside, and bid your guide arrivederci.
Reviews (126)
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Best Tour Whilst in Rome

We had a lot of great tours in Rome but this was our favourite thanks to the amazing tour guide, Julia. She was knowledgeable, entertaining and very professional. The tour was filled with information, even in the breaks in the tour bus, giving a great...More

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Best Tour Guides for Rome

Excellent tour. Our tour guide was exceptional. Also, our tour of the Colosseum at night was excellent, and our tour guide was also exceptional. I would highly recommend your company/tours without hesitation.

Thank Tracy O
Reviewed 3 days ago
Bone Chapel

Our tour of the Crypts, Bone Chapel and Catacombs was excellent with many interesting historical facts and explanations provided by our excellent guide Roberta (Robi). I highly recommend this tour for its background into Capuchin life, insight into the development of the bone Chapel and...More

Thank Patrick S
Reviewed 1 week ago
Beautiful Bones

Marta was very knowledgeable and passionate about Roman history. She really made the tour; not just her knowledge but her personality. We really enjoyed her company

Thank jeremy j
Reviewed 1 week ago
Simply Tremendous

Barbara was a wonderful guide! She brought great enthusiasm and detailed knowledge to our experience. She painted vivid word pictures. It was a great tour -- one we've already talked about with several friends.

Thank Mike G
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Toni P
4 November 2018|
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Response from Global483508 | Reviewed this property |
Approx 3 hours.
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23 April 2018|
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Response from Ceva C |
My tour began at Piazza Barberini.
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Michelle F
18 April 2018|
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Response from K H | Reviewed this property |
Duration will vary due to traffic since you'll be traveling by van between several sites. Allow 3 1/2 to 4 hours.
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