Crypts and Catacombs tour departs at 14.30 daily from March to Mid-November, or on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from Mid-November to February.
3 hours 30 minutes
What It Is
The Crypts and Catacombs walking tour is an ideal escape from the busy piazzas and overcrowded attraction that most tours visit.
Instead of focusing on Rome's top attractions this 3.5-hour experience will take you a few hundred years back in time.
Hear how Rome's Early Christian lived, their secret meeting places, clever communications and their persecution.
Instead of climbing Palatine Hill and marvelling at Renaissance painting you'll go underground, visit the extravagant Roman Burial Chambers and see St. Francis in Meditation " painted by Caravaggio in the late 1500's.
During the tour you will also visit the Crypts of the Capuchin Monks, decorated with over 4,000 human bones, then tour the Capuchin Museum and hear their stories.
The final stop is at the 12th century San Clementine Basilica and follow your guide below ground to an original Roman street dating back to the 1st century.
And as if that wasn't enough, your walking tour ticket will also include the entrance fees to the original Catacombs and Crypts, plus the Cathedral of San Clementine.
Your Experience With Roman Catacombs and Crypts Tour
Descend into the underground city and discover the history of Imperial Rome and the secret lives of Early Christians.
Take a specially themed walking tour of Rome's City Centre.
Hear the long-forgotten stories and see with your own eyes what's hidden beneath the city's streets.
See a darker side to Rome on a visit to the Capuchin Crypts and Capuchin Museum.
Enter San Clementine Basilica and discover the city's hidden gems with an expert local guide.
Get the know the city with an expert local guide.
What Roman Catacombs and Crypts Tour Includes?
3.5-hour small group guided tour.
Professional English speaking guide.
Entrance to San Clementine Basilica, including underground area, the Catacombs and Capuchin Crypts and Museum.
Transport by air-conditioned coach.
Things Before Go
Participants should be at meeting point 15 minutes in advance and wear comfortable shoes.
To enter any churches both men and women must wear clothing which cover the knees and shoulders.
A private tour is also available.
Wear sensible shoes and comfortable clothes as a reasonable amount of walking will be required.
Come prepared with a sunhat, sunscreen and water during the hot summer months.
Is It Suitable for Me?
Ideal for people who are interested in the history of religion in Rome, as well as art lovers and anyone looking for an alternative to the conventional city walking tour.
This tour give introduce you to the history of conflict between Christians and Catholics within the Eternal City whilst exploring the modern city.
Good for small groups, families or solo travellers.
This tour is one of the top-rated tours in Rome with an overall 5 out of 5-star score on both TripAdvisor and Viator from over 2,000 customer reviews.
Over 200 Get Your Guide users have given this tour a 4.8-star rating.
Travellers say that this tour will take you to increasable places " which cannot be found elsewhere.
Comments generally agree that tour guides are amazing " and that the excursion is well organised.
Best Times to Visit
Available all year.
Address / Pick up Location
Meeting Point: By the Trinton Fountain on Piazza Barberini, Central Rome.
Not wheelchair accessible
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