Private Underground Rome & Catacombs Tour

Private Underground Rome & Catacombs Tour

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Private tour of Rome featuring Crypt of the Capuchins, Roman Catacombs and St Clemente church

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4 hours

Private Underground Rome & Catacombs Tour

From: 108.00

Duration: 4 hours

Highlights & Includes Highlights & Includes
  • Local Expert Guide for 3 hours
  • Air-conditioned Mini-Van & Driver for 3 hours
  • Private transfer from your hotel to the start of the tour with your guide
  • entrance fees to San Clemente church and Catacombs of Domitilla
Tour Overview Tour Overview

Our subterranean tour of Rome will start with the visit of the Capuchin Crypt, known also as the The Crypt of the Bones, located under the Santa Maria della Concezione church which was built in the early XVII century. Consisting of five successive chambers it is likely to leave a lasting impression on you. The Crypt in the past centuries used to be a burial place of the monks and the chambers are decorated in patterns constructed entirely of bones of around 4000 monks!

The next stop will feature the Catacomb of Domitilla which extends largely along the ancient Via Ardeatina road and is one of the largest catacaombs in Rome, more than 17 km long. It is the only Catacomb in Rome open to the public that has an underground Basilica open to the pilgrims.

Your Local Expert Guide will take you down into the warren-like structure of chambers and narrow corridors to explore these ancient Christian burial grounds. During a fascinating tour of Rome's original Catacombs learn about the role that the Catacombs played during the times of religious persecution, along with other details and information that have been discovered during recent excavations of the site.

We'll then visit the magnificent church of St. Clement's, where you'll enjoy a journey back in time as you descend down three levels and through two thousand years of history. The medieval church was built over the remains of a 4th century basilica which was built over older buildings from the time of the emperor Nero and a sanctuary dedicated to the oriental divinity Mithras. The medieval basilica houses one of the finest mosaics from that time, representing the Tree of Life: over a golden background a cross as a tree of life spreads its branches to give life and sustenance to man.

The tour finishes at San Clemente church, a few minutes away from Colosseum underground/metropolitan station and buses stops.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Catacombs of Domitilla are closed on Tuesdays - during that time the itinerary will feature San Calisto catacombs instead.

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Information symbol Excluded

  • Gratuities
  • entrance fees to Crypt of Capuchins EUR 8.50 per person
  • If your Hotel is located outside Rome city center, there might be a small supplement for pick up at hotel and we will advise at the time of your booking

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Departure point for your Private Catacombs & Underground Rome tour will be advised at the time of your booking depending on the location of your accommodation

Information Symbol Other Information
  • This tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities. However, please contact us directly and we will be able to take you on alternative routes suitable for you.
  • At times, Museums and Churches close without notice. No refunds are available as these events are beyond our control.
  • DRESS CODE: Shoulders and knees must be covered to enter any religious place of worship
  • Important: Catacombs of Domitilla are closed on Tuesdays - during that time the itinerary will feature San Callisto catacombs instead
  • Beginning Friday 6 August 2021 and until further notice, access to the archaeological sites, museums and similar tourist venues, bars, restaurants etc will be permitted only to those in possession of a Green COVID-19 Certification (Green Pass or equivalent certificate like the CDC vaccine card). Please remember to also bring your ID or passport to confirm your identity.

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