Visit the best preserved and least frequented catacombs in Rome: Enjoy the unique catacomb to the full.
Rating by Deborah & Tim on 03. March 2019
Rating by Iris Schwarte on 10. August 2018
View of the Capuchin Bone Vault
A cemetery literally built from the bones of 4,000 Capuchin monks
Go back in time to the Lasagne Church of San Nicola in Carcere
The 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.
Next, 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.
This 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.
With comfortable, air-conditioned transport throughout, and a small group of 18 people or fewer, your only responsibility is to immerse yourself in the thrills and wonder of underground Rome. Our expert guides have been hand-picked for this experience based on both their knowledge and love of history. They make the perfect escorts through our eeriest and most mysterious tour.
Tips for guides are welcome, but never obligatory. Please note that the meeting point is 15 minutes before the start of the tour. No refunds or rebooking in case of late arrival or non-appearance after the start or departure of the tour. The places on this route are holy places, and the clothing must be suitable for the visit. Both men and women are asked to wear clothes that cover at least their shoulders and knees. Walks of Italy cannot be held responsible for refusing entry because of inappropriate clothing. It is enough to bring additional blankets and place them in front of our entrance to the sacred rooms. San Nicola, the last place we visit, is closed during special celebrations, including the Easter celebrations. If this happens during your visit, we will take an alternative route that includes other websites. The end point may vary in this case, but is always centrally located. We cannot give refunds or discounts. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate guests with reduced mobility, wheelchairs or prams on this tour. Photography is not allowed in the places visited on this tour due to their religious nature.
• Transport between the locations in a
• Access to all locations
• Expert Walks of Italy travel guide
• Small groups up to 18 people
• drinking monies Hotel
• Hotel pick up and return transport
Meeting point: In Piazza Barberini, right by the fountain in the middle of the square. Meeting point directions: If you arrive by public transport, there is a metro station called "Barberini", two stops west of Termini station. The fountain in the middle of the piazza is called by Bernini Triton Fountain, and the street that descends from it is the Via del Tritone.
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Cancellations: • Cancellations made more than 72 hours prior to departure: Full refund. • Cancellations made within 72 hours prior to departure: no refunds possible.
amendments: • For changes made more than 72 hours before departure: No change fee, depending on availability. • For changes made within 72 hours before departure: Changes are subject to a change fee per person, per tour, subject to availability.
Late Arrival & No Shows: • No refund or rebooking in case of late arrival or non-appearance after the start or departure of the tour.
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