Visit the eerie Capuchin chapel to see the bones of 4,000 monks used for wall decorations. Enjoy the sights of this chapel.
Entering the Roman catacombs
Small groups of max. 15 people
Private transport by bus
Become one of the first people ever to explore the Roman Catacombs after normal closing hours when you descend in the Catacombs of Santa Priscilla at night to learn the history of Roman burial rites and early Christianity.
Your tour starts in the Capuchin Crypt, better known as the “Bone Chapel”, because it is festooned with the mortal remains of some 4,000 deceased monks. As you take it all in with your small group of 15 people or less, your expert guide will explain the monks’ interesting beliefs on life and death which have motivated the creation of such a macabre memorial.
Afterwards, you’ll hop on a private, air-conditioned minibus and head to the Catacombs of Santa Priscilla. These particular catacombs are famous because they hold the oldest known depiction of the Virgin Mary and were once the final resting place of seven Popes.
The bodies might be gone, but that doesn’t mean you won’t feel a thrill of excitement as you become one of the first people to descend into the Catacombs after dark since the era of Imperial Rome. Because you’ll be there after closing time, you’ll have the gloomy passageways to yourself and you won’t have any trouble hearing your guide as they tell you the dark stories of the birth of Christianity.
After your Catacombs visit your private transport will drop you back to the point where you met in central Rome, convenient for the metro and restaurants.
Gratuities to guides are appreciated but never obligatory.
Sites on this itinerary include holy places, and attire must be appropriate for the visit. Both men and women are asked to wear clothing that covers at least the shoulders and knees. Walks of Italy cannot be held responsible for denied entry due to improper dress. It is sufficient to bring extra coverings with you and put them on before our entrance to the holy areas. Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate guests with mobility impairments, wheelchairs or strollers on this tour. Photography is not allowed in the sites visited on this tour, due to their religious nature. Comfortable walking shoes recommended.
• Exclusive after-hours entrance to Rome Catacombs
• Tickets for Capuchin Crypt & Museum
• Private, air-conditioned transport
• Small groups of max 15 people
• Expert tour guide
• Gratuities Hotel
• Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off
In Piazza Barberini, just by the fountain in the middle of the square. Meeting Point Directions: If you are traveling by public transport there is a metro station that stops here called "Barberini," which is two stops west of Termini train station. The fountain in the center of the piazza is called the Triton Fountain, by Bernini, and the street that descends from it is Via del Tritone. Please note that the tour meeting time is 15 minutes prior to the start time. No refunds or re-bookings can be provided for late arrivals or no shows after tour commencement or departure.
Please bring your booking confirmation.
• For cancellations made more than 72 hours prior to tour commencement: Full refund.
• For cancellations made within 72 hours prior to tour commencement: No refund can be provided.
• For amendments made more than 72 hours prior to tour commencement: No amendment fee, pending availability.
• For amendments made within 72 hours prior to tour commencement: Amendments subject to a amendment fee per person, per tour, pending availability.
Late Arrivals & No Shows:
• No refunds or re-bookings can be provided for late arrivals or no shows after tour commencement or departure.
This deal can be cancelled for free up to 3 days before the date of the activity.
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