Discover the dark side of Rome on this Super Saver that combines two bestselling tours into one fascinating and fearsome sightseeing experience. You’ll start with a tour to the Appian Way to visit Domitilla Catacombs, where you’ll skip the line with priority admission. Learn about burial customs in Ancient Rome, and visit the Basilica of San Clemente and the Capuchin Crypt for a look at a chapel made entirely of bones. Then explore central Rome on a night tour that introduces you to the Eternal City’s many ghosts and mysteries.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Catacombe di Santa Domitilla, Rome, LazioYour afternoon tour starts by meeting your guide and heading outside the city center to the Appian Way, an ancient road that was once an important thoroughfare leading in and out of Rome. When you arrive at the Domitilla Catacombs (Catacomb di Santa Domitilla), sail past the entrance queue with your skip-the-line ticket and descend into the tunnels with your guide. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Basilica of San Clemente, Rome, LazioAs you explore this subterranean burial site, learn about the funeral customs of Rome’s early Christians and how they used these chambers to worship in secret when Christianity was prohibited. Then travel to the Basilica of San Clemente, where you again have skip-the-line access to explore this unique church made up of three structures built on top of one another. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Museum and Crypt of Capuchins, Rome, LazioVisit Duration: 1 hourStop At: Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini, Rome, LazioYour last destination is the Church of Santa Maria della Concezione, home to the Capuchin Crypts. Inside the crypt museum, you can see St Francis in Meditation, a painting by Caravaggio, as well as other artifacts related to Italy's patron saint, St Francis. Then enter the crypts themselves, where you’ll be perhaps awed, appalled, fascinated or revolted by a chapel made completely of human bones. Your tour ends outside the chapel. At this point you have about three hours of free time to have dinner on your own and relax however you wish before the second half of your Super Saver begins. Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesPass By: Piazza Navona, Rome, LazioPassing by during the walking tourStop At: Basilica di Sant'Andrea della Valle, Rome, LazioWhen the sun goes down on the city, start your evening tour of Rome’s ghostly sites at Sant’Andrea della Valle, a church near the Tiber River. Meet your guide and set off on foot to see the Eternal City’s famous landmarks under the enigmatic cover of night. Follow your guide along the historical center’s winding lanes, listening to spine-tingling tales about spirit sightings and eerie legends while you admire the illuminated cityscape. Walk by Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, through Campo de’ Fiori and past Palazzo Farnese, and stroll along Via Giulia and Via del Governo Vecchio on your way to Piazza Navona, one of the city’s liveliest squares. Duration: 20 minutesPass By: Campo de' Fiori, Rome, LazioPassing by during the walking tourPass By: Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, Rome, LazioPassing by during the walking tour