Rome is a city that has built and rebuilt upon itself for thousands of years. Our Crypts, Bones & Catacombs tour is designed to take you deep down into the layers of Roman history, in order to uncover the spell-binding story of the city through the ages. We do so in the most dramatic way possible; by exploring the underground cemeteries and excavation that once housed many of the city’s dead and its most mysterious cult, a guaranteed thrill for adults and children alike.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Fontana del Tritone, Rome, LazioTriton FountainPass By: Piazza Barberini, Rome, LazioPiazza BarberiniStop At: Museum and Crypt of Capuchins, Rome, LazioThe tour starts in one of the city’s most interesting catacombs. The catacomb contains miles of creepy tunnels and the world’s oldest collection of bones. Your expert, guide, hand-picked for knowledge of the catacombs, will lead your small group of 18 people or fewer through these wonderfully historic and atmospheric tunnels, while telling you the story of early Christianity. Large groups simply can’t fit into these areas, so take advantage of this truly unique access.Duration: 40 minutesStop At: Catacombe San Sebastiano, Rome, LazioNext, you’ll head to one of the most singular and spine-tingling sights in Rome, the Capuchin bone crypt. The cemetery festooned with the bones and remains of some 4,000 Capuchin friars is a jaw-dropping display of life and death. Although it might appear macabre, you’ll learn why the monks actually consider the display life-affirming. Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Case Romane del Celio, Rome, LazioThis tour ends by taking you down into the Case Romane to gape at the extraordinary frescoes that adorn the walls and see the relics of Roman life that were unearthed in these very rooms. With an expert guide to help you decipher everything you see, you’ll feel as if you have stepped back 2,000 years into the height of one of the greatest empires the world has ever known. Duration: 40 minutes