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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.
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Basilica di San Clemente al Laterano
Museum and Crypt of Capuchins
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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.
  • 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
  • Gain insight into the history of early Christianity in Rome
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Cool tour with great tour guide

Had a wonderful time exploring the catacombs and crypts of Rome. Our tour guide, Andriana, did a good job explaining history of catacombs and tour of the crypts .

Thank geregaj
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great Tour!

We ended up doing the evening tour and were pleasantly surprised! The small groups, knowledgable tour guide, and punctual timing of the tour are why I am leaving such a great review. I'd highly recommend it, especially in the summer time when its so hot...More

Thank geoffreymix
WalksTeam, Guest Relations Manager at Walks of Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Geoffretmix, Thank you for the wonderful review! We are delighted that you had such a wonderful time on your tour. The evening tour truly is a great experience as it is more inmate with fewer crowds and of course Rome at night is amazing...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Crypt tour

Really enjoyed the Capochin tour and the Catacombs. Found st Nicolas church a bit disappointing!! Tour guide was very good

Thank Cathy L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Great afternoon tour

We did the Catacombs tour with Andrea, we booked a group tour but ended up being just the 2 of us. We had a great informative afternoon and would recommend this tour. The instructions were top notch, and also the recommendations at the end of...More

Thank Kiwisflythecoop
Reviewed 8 August 2018
A very unique experience!

We were not really sure what to expect and how we would feel looking at the bones of the Friars but it was a surreal experience. The visit to the Catacombs was the second part of the tour, our guide explained the history of the...More

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23 April 2018|
Response from Ceva C |
My tour began at Piazza Barberini.
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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