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Skip the Line: Crypts and Roman Catacombs Small-Group Walking Tour

Roman Catacombs and Capuchin Crypt Skip-the-Line Walking Tour 2020 - Rome
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Roma, Italy
Roman Catacombs and Capuchin Crypt Skip-the-Line Walking Tour 2020 - Rome
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Roman Catacombs and Capuchin Crypt Skip-the-Line Walking Tour 2020 - Rome 3 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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Roman Catacombs and Capuchin Crypt Skip-the-Line Walking Tour 2020 - Rome Offered in: English and 2 more

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Overview

Go underground to see Rome’s ancient catacombs and crypts on a half-day tour. Visit the Domitilla Catacomb and Basilica of San Clemente with skip-the-line access, plus visit the Capuchin Crypt, where you’ll see a Caravaggio painting and marvel at a chapel made entirely out of human bones. Learn about past burial customs and secret Christian worship spots during this fascinating exploration into the history of Rome.
  • See Caravaggio’s St Francis in Meditation painting in the Capuchin Crypt Museum
  • Learn about the Capuchin monks who used human bones to build and decorate their crypt
  • Visit the Domitilla Catacombs underneath the Appian Way
  • Explore the Basilica of San Clemente and see Rome’s history displayed through layers of architecture

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Visit the Capuchin crypt and two lesser-known gems—all with priority access.
Your walking tour starts at Piazza Barberini, where you’ll meet your guide and board and air-conditioned coach to the Christian Catacombs.

Hear about the history of the Appian Way, including the catacombs that make up nearly 186 miles (300 km) of underground tunnels. Learn how they were used as burial chambers by early Christians, as well as secret places to worship when Christianity was prohibited in Rome, as you enter one of the largest — the Domitilla Catacomb (Catacomb di Santa Domitilla) — with skip-the-line access. Head below ground with your guide to discover what lies beneath the Eternal City, including wall paintings and a 12th-century church.

Next, your coach will take you to Basilica of San Clemente, which is made up of three structures from the last 2000 years built on top of one another. Skip the entrance line outside and go straight in with your guide to take in the different eras of Roman history and see Renaissance frescoes and mosaics.

End your tour at the Capuchin Crypt at the Church of Santa Maria della Concezione. First see the crypt museum, home to St Francis in Meditation, a painting by Caravaggio, as well as other artifacts about Italy’s patron saint, St Francis. Then walk into the crypt, where you’ll find small chapels made entirely out of the bones of Capuchin monks. Learn about the history and significance of this unusual design aesthetic before returning to ground level. Your tour ends here, where you may stay on your own to explore more, if you wish.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini
Escape the noise and heat of Rome as you explore its cryptic past on the city’s longest running crypts and catacombs tour. Beat the heat with air-conditioned travel and Skip-the-Line access directly down into cool, shadowed spaces that hide layer upon layer of history. First, you’ll visit the hallowed catacombs where, beneath their persecutors’ feet, early Christians practiced their forbidden faith. Almost 2,000 years ago, this secret network of tunnels doubled as a place of worship and burial ground. As you explore tombs carved out of solid rock, your guide – a local, expert English-speaker – will relate the fascinating history of this sacred spot.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Basilica of San Clemente
From here, the coach will whisk you within sight of the Colosseum, to the Basilica of San Clemente. To descend below this structure is to move backwards through time. You’ll travel through the remains of 12th and 4th century basilicas, a 2nd century cult temple and ruins dating as far back as AD 64, when Emperor Nero watched the city burn. Incredibly, the ruins include an aqueduct that still works, after lying buried for centuries.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Catacombe di Santa Domitilla
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Museum and Crypt of Capuchins
Your final destination is the Capuchin Crypt. Capuchin monks used the bones of nearly 4,000 of their brothers to decorate this somber space in intricate floor-to-ceiling designs, lending it the macabre nickname of ‘the Bone Chapel’. Your guide will tell you the theories, but it’s up to you to draw your own conclusions about the meaning of the crypt’s robed skeletons and vertebrae chandeliers. Open your eyes to the city’s hidden side – and you’ll never see Rome the same way again.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Skip the Line: Crypts and Roman Catacombs Small-Group Walking Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Skip the Line: Crypts and Roman Catacombs Small-Group Walking Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Skip the Line: Crypts and Roman Catacombs Small-Group Walking Tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Skip the Line: Crypts and Roman Catacombs Small-Group Walking Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Skip the Line: Crypts and Roman Catacombs Small-Group Walking Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Skip the Line: Crypts and Roman Catacombs Small-Group Walking Tour.

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Roman Catacombs and Capuchin Crypt Skip-the-Line Walking Tour 2020 - Rome
History and Art
Shugen_T
, Mar 2020
It was an amazing tour. So much history. We had a small group so it went by easy. Andrea was very knowledgeable and answered our questions. Will refer friends to this tour if they decide to visit Rome one of these days.
Roman Catacombs and Capuchin Crypt Skip-the-Line Walking Tour 2020 - Rome
Love Matteo!
Donna_P
, Feb 2020
This tour was great! Matteo was very knowledgeable and interacted with the group extremely well. Highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting the area.
Roman Catacombs and Capuchin Crypt Skip-the-Line Walking Tour 2020 - Rome
Excellent tour. Serena is a wonderful guide
Maria_C
, Feb 2020
This tour was so interesting. Would highly recommend it. We felt very privileged to be able to visit the crypts and catacombs, so much history and mystery. Our tour guide Serena was very enthusiastic explained everything perfectly.
Roman Catacombs and Capuchin Crypt Skip-the-Line Walking Tour 2020 - Rome
Crypt tour February 2020
Scomibo
, Feb 2020
A good tour that scratches the surface of three different sites. Felt a little rushed at each location. Walked by many seemingly interesting spots that were passed over for discussion. Shawn (guide) was entertaining and friendly.
Roman Catacombs and Capuchin Crypt Skip-the-Line Walking Tour 2020 - Rome
A highlight of our trip
Rhiannon_Jones
, Feb 2020
An excellent afternoon and highly recommended! Serena was knowledgeable, funny, informative and just brilliant. We saw some fascinating things, that we'd never have found without the tour and it was definitely one of the highlights of our trip.
Roman Catacombs and Capuchin Crypt Skip-the-Line Walking Tour 2020 - Rome
Catacombs, Old Rome and Capuchin Crypts
Matt_C
, Feb 2020
Really good trip. Inti, our guide, was passionate and very well informed. We went in a small group of 7 which was great. Visited the Catacombs of Domitilla, Basilica of San Clemente right down to the Mithraic temple and old Roman streets and for the finale on to the Capuchin Crypt. We learned so much on this tour. Can definitely reccomend.
Roman Catacombs and Capuchin Crypt Skip-the-Line Walking Tour 2020 - Rome
Underground adventure
AnneMargaret_T
, Feb 2020
This was a fantastic trip, most of which was spent underground. Really informative guides (one man/one woman) and we descended into the crypts and catacombs. The entire trip was fantastic but the unexpected highlight for me was the Basilica of San Clemente. Well worth the visit, all of it.
Roman Catacombs and Capuchin Crypt Skip-the-Line Walking Tour 2020 - Rome
All three stops were equally interesting and impressive!
CraigS
, Feb 2020
Andreas was an awesome tour guide! Tons of great information, well spoken and easy to understand. We had a fabulous time on this tour!
Roman Catacombs and Capuchin Crypt Skip-the-Line Walking Tour 2020 - Rome
Perfect first tour
David_W
, Feb 2020
Very cool. We chose this tour since it ran on the afternoon on the day after our arrival. Perfect way to start getting over jet lag. It was fun, informative, and just the right amount of activity. Highly recommend at the beginning of a trip to Rome from overseas.
Roman Catacombs and Capuchin Crypt Skip-the-Line Walking Tour 2020 - Rome
A fascinating tour
David_F
, Feb 2020
This tour was so much more than we expected. Andrea was a wealth of information. He was so knowledgeable and we could see how much he enjoyed imparting that information to us. Each part of the tour built on the next. We learned a great deal and enjoyed every minute of the tour.

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