Private Catacombs and Underground Tour of Rome

Private Catacombs and Underground Tour of Rome

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Embark on a private tour of underground Rome, exploring the Crypt of the Capuchins, Roman Catacombs, and St. Clemente Church. Delve into the eerie beauty of the Capuchin Crypt's bone decorations and discover the mysteries of early Christian burials in the Roman Catacombs. Uncover layers of history at St. Clemente Church, where centuries intertwine, revealing Rome's rich past

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4 hours

Private Catacombs and Underground Tour of Rome

From: 149.00

Duration: 4 hours

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Highlights of Private Rome Catacombs and Underground Tour
  • Local Expert Guide for 4 hours
  • Air-conditioned Mini-Van & Driver for 4 hours, including transfer from to the hotel
  • Entrance fees to San Clemente Church and Catacombs
  • Entrance fees to Crypt of Capuchins
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Private Roman Catacombs Tour: Exploring the Capuchin Crypt and the Catacomb of Domitilla
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: 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. It is one of the largest catacombs in Rome, being more than 17km long. It is the only Catacomb in Rome open to the public that has an underground Basilica open to the pilgrims. Catacombs of Domitilla are closed on Tuesdays: during that time the itinerary will feature San Calisto catacombs instead.

Unraveling Rome's Mysteries: A Guided Catacombs Tour
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 St. Clement’s Church, 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.

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  • Gratuities
  • If your hotel is located outside Rome city center, there might be a small supplement for pick up at your hotel: we will advise at the time of your booking

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Where will your Private Catacombs in Rome (Italy) Tour begin
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

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Accessibility and Important Information for your Roman Catacombs Tour
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.

Shoulders and knees must be covered to enter any religious place of worship.

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