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Small-Group Tour Crypts the Bone Chapel and Catacombs

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  • 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
Small-Group Tour Crypts the Bone Chapel and Catacombs
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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.
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 (116)
1 - 5 of 43 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Incredible - go!!

Our American/Italian guide Mike was great. Funny and informative, he did a top job of taking us into and around the Catacombs, and then to the highlight of the tour, the Capuchin Monks crypt, where the skulls and bones of over 4,000 monks are ornately...More

Thank JamesW209
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Google on Legs!

This tour was amazing! A+! Highly recommend this tour and tour guide to everyone! Our Australian guide, Melanie, was like "Google on legs". She was chock full of information about everything we saw - and even explained many things not included on the tour. She...More

Thank Jennifer O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great tour, Mike was full of stories and information, highly recommend this tour, must do rome activity.

Thank Slats5000
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Outstanding tour!

This is simply an outstanding tour. Small groups and pleanty of theme to take in each sight made for an amazing experience. Mike was one of the best guides I’ve had; very knowledgeable and a great sense of humor.

Thank Matt S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Mind boggling!

Our tour leader Marta from Walking tours really set the scene beautifully. I work in palliative and end of life care and understand the language skills required to place dying squarely in the arena of living, Marta did this expertly. The crypts of the capuchin...More

Thank Rosalynde J
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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.