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Visit Rome's Catacombs and Crypts

18 reviews

Highlights

  • A unique tour

  • Observe 4 distinct layers of history in the Basilica San Clemente

Essential info*

  • Digital voucher accepted

Duration 3hrs30 mins

Tour with Commentary

Languages
  • English
  • French

Starting time 2:30 PM, 9:00 AM

Departure point/location

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* All details will be sent to you upon reservation

Description

Discover Rome's catacombs and crypts on this guided tour that reveals the relics hidden underneath the Italian capital.

You will begin your underground exploration with one of the funerary chambers below Rome to see the catacombs where the first Christian martyrs, condemned to death for their faith, were buried.

Then you'll move on to the Basilica San Clemente, under which a real archeological treasure is concealed: a 4th-century church, hidden deep beneath the basilica. Venture deeper still, and you will be able to see a 2nd-century temple to the ancient god of Mithra before hitting upon a Roman road which has been almost perfectly preserved.

Finally, you will visit the Capuchin crypt, whose walls are lined with the remains of almost 4,000 monks of the Franciscan Capuchin order.

The tour will end at via Labicana or Piazza Barberini, at approximately 6pm.

Good to know

  • Availability (excluding exceptional dates)
    Summer: every day
    Winter: Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
  • Departure point: Piazza Barberini
     
  • Please note that photography and filming are not permitted within the sites visited
  • This tour is not accessible to people with reduced mobility
  • Pushchairs/strollers are not accepted on this tour
Cancellation Terms & Conditions

No charges will be levied for cancellations made more than 7 days before the date of the activity (excluding special dates). After this, the following charges will be levied:
Between 7 and 4 days prior: 50% of the price
After this time and in case of a no-show: 100% of the price
Any reservation made for special dates cannot be cancelled, modified or refunded.

General terms and conditions of sale

Price includes

  • Guided tour of Rome's catacombs and crypts
  • Entry to the catacombs of the Basilica St Clemente
  • Entry to the Capuchin crypt
  • Bus travel between the different sites

Not included

  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
  • Tips (optional)
  • Any other extras

Customer reviews

18 reviews
  • Fantastic!! Great tour and Alessandra was full of knowledge and very helpful. I can't imagine touring the crypts and catacombs without a guide.
    Mason C.
    Jan 4, 2019
  • Ricardo and Marco guided us around the three sites ensuring we adhered to the timetable and had sufficient time in each of the tour sites. They were knowledgeable, informative, and engaging - both in terms of the subject information and local information.
    Anne L.
    Nov 28, 2018
  • Amazing tour. The whole family voted it best tour of our three roman tours.
    Maggie S.
    Aug 28, 2018

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