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Small-Group Tour Crypts the Bone Chapel and Catacombs

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  • Visit lesser-known catacombs like the Catacomb of Santa Priscilla 
  • Travel with a small group in tunnels where larger ones simply can’t fit
  • Great way to escape the heat during the summer months
Small-Group Tour Crypts the Bone Chapel and Catacombs
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Explore Rome’s many layers of history on this guided walking tour through some of its most religiously significant—and perhaps creepiest—sites. With visits to lesser-known catacombs and crypts, including the Capuchin bone crypt, you’ll see a different side of Rome that many travelers miss, hearing guide commentary along the way. A small group size means plenty of time to ask questions.
What to Expect
Your tour begins in one of the city’s most compelling and least-visited catacombs, Santa Priscilla, where persecuted Christians were once buried.

Your guide leads your small group and tells you about the early history of Christianity. Walk along atmospheric tunnels to see frescos and one of the oldest depictions of the Virgin Mary.

Next, head to the Capuchin bone crypt, an underground cemetery festooned with the remains of thousands of Capuchin friars. Learn why monks consider the macabre sight life-affirming.

The next stop is Basilica of San Nicola in Carcere, built on the site of Roman temples and markets dating back to the first and fourth centuries BC. See the original structures, which are built into the existing church and left exposed.

Head topside, and bid your guide arrivederci.
Reviews (123)
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Reviewed 4 days ago
Beautiful Bones

Marta was very knowledgeable and passionate about Roman history. She really made the tour; not just her knowledge but her personality. We really enjoyed her company

Thank jeremy j
Reviewed 6 days ago
Simply Tremendous

Barbara was a wonderful guide! She brought great enthusiasm and detailed knowledge to our experience. She painted vivid word pictures. It was a great tour -- one we've already talked about with several friends.

Thank Mike G
Reviewed 1 week ago
Catacombs review

We went of a catacombs tours, via City wonders, with our tour guide, MaKayle(sp). She was a great tour guide. It was a fascinating tour. One of the sites was, what was known, as a lasagna church. The top layer was an 11th century church....More

Thank Freedom686195
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really fascinating tour and Andrea is so engaging from start to finish. It’s obvious how much he loves his city and the stories the city tells. Thank you for a great tour!

Thank Donna S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bones & Catacombs

Interesting tour we took with our 10 year old grandson. Group small and allowed for our grandson to be fully engaged. Tour guide as well as initial greeter friendly & helpful. Great suggestion by guide for restaurant in Jewish Ghetto post tour.

Thank Global483508
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Toni P
4 November 2018|
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Response from Global483508 | Reviewed this property |
Approx 3 hours.
23 April 2018|
Response from Ceva C |
My tour began at Piazza Barberini.
Michelle F
18 April 2018|
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Response from K H | Reviewed this property |
Duration will vary due to traffic since you'll be traveling by van between several sites. Allow 3 1/2 to 4 hours.