“A really interesting tour with stories and humour and information we would have missed if we hadn't had a tour guide. While I would have liked to spend more time wandering around the catacombs, I appreciate that there was a schedule to keep to. ...Susanna J., United Kingdom – See more reviews
What To Expect
Uncover Eternal City's ancient secrets as you explore buried passages and temples hidden beneath the city's squares and streets.
Start the tour at one of the Roman Catacombs and its crypts. With the city's underground burial chambers unfold millennia of buried history, travel back to a time when Christianity was considered as a cult whose members were executed as pagans and buried as martyrs.
Continue to Basilica San Clemente, a 12th-century Basilica, and hear about the clergyman who dig his way through the floor tiles and discovered layers of history piled on top of each other. Climb down to see ruins reaching 57 feet deep including a 4th-century church and the 2nd century remains of a Mithraic temple.
Then head towards Capuchin Crypt, also known as the Bone Chapel, to see the remains of 4,000 Capuchin monks used to decorate the underground crypt with their spines as chandeliers, skulls and cross-bones leering from the walls. Check out the Capuchin Museum to access Caravaggio's magnificent St Francis in Meditation. Go through the artifacts giving you a glimpse into the life of a Capuchin monk.
The Capuchin Crypts
The Basilica of San Clemente
Entrance ticket to the Capuchin Crypt
Entrance ticket to the Domitilla Catacombs
Entrance ticket to the church and undergrounds of San Clemente
Expert tour guide
Meals and drinks
Tips and gratuities
Entrance some churches may require a dress code. We cannot be held responsible for entry denied due to improper dress.
Infants up to 2 years old travel for free and do not require a reservation.
This service ends at Piazza Barberini around 17:30.
We are unable to accommodate customers with wheelchairs or impairments requiring special assistance and customers with strollers or baby carriages on this tour.
Tour will be operated as a guaranteed Small Group Tour with a maximum of 25 guests.
All our card payments are protected by thawte to give you peace of mind.
5 days / 4 nights