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clock-o3 hours (Approx.)
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commentOffered in: English


Peel back the layers of Roman history—quite literally—with a thrilling exploration of its underground tombs and chapels. Visit the Catacombs of Santa Priscilla, home to stunning frescoes and thousands of centuries-old bones, including those of two Catholic popes. Learn about early Christianity from your guide while meandering the endless darkened tunnels. Next up is the Capuchin Crypt, where you'll find the artistically displayed bones of 4,000 Capuchin monks. Finally pay a visit to Nicola in Carcere and be surprised of how many layers this incredible "lasagne church" has. 

  • Tour of Rome's underground tombs and temples
  • Delve into Roman history as well as its vast underground while an expert guide shares stories of its ancient and religious past
  • Visit the Catacombs of Santa Priscilla, burial place for thousands of Christians—including two popes—and home to the earliest known depiction of the Virgin Mary
  • Marvel at Capuchin Crypt's incredibly artistic bone displays and explore its individual rooms, such as The Crypt of the Skulls and The Crypt of the Pelvises
  • Descend (literally!) through Rome's many layers at the 10th-century Basilica of San Nicola in Carcere
  • Learn about the Mythraic, a secret religion whose mysteries remain largely untangled
  • Enjoy the personalized attention that comes with attending a small-group tour


Viator Traveler's Reviews

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, Jul 2018

This was an excellent tour. We had a small group of 9 people which was perfect. Our tour guide, Julia, was knowledgeable and she had interesting stories for each of the sites that we visited. We visited 3 locations one was walking distance from the meeting place and the other 2 were locations we had to drive to. We were transported via an air conditioned mini bus which was perfect due to the weather. if you get cold easily, I recommend to bring a light sweater because it will be a little cold underground. Because you are visiting holy places, shoulders and knees must be covered - remember to dress appropriately. The last place you visit will be where you will be dropped off so be sure to plan ahead for pick up or know where you will head to after the tour. The last place we visited was San Nicola in Carcere which was walking distance to the Jewish Ghetto where we had lunch. Make sure to book with Walks of Italy. Thank you Julia for the great tour!

, Jul 2018

Excellent tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable. She did an excellent job relaying information to the group

, Jul 2018

We loved this tour. It was fascinating and definitely different. Our guide, Rhea, was terrific - informed and entertaining.

, Jul 2018

This tour and our guide Andy were fabulous. We had 4 children with us ages ranging from 9 years to 18 years and all of them loved this tour. Our guide was very informative and entertaining! He was comical and kept the interest of all throughout the 3.5 hour tour. He enlightened us all on subjects about the old ruins below the chapel that we had no idea existed. Great, great tour!

, Jul 2018

Departure location was easy to find, as people approached, she immediately came over and asked which tour we were there for. Guide was knowledgeable and friendly. Navigating the catacombs was easy. Totally enjoyed this tour and hearing the history of each one.

, Jul 2018

Fascinating tour that takes you into the ancient Catacombs, the famous Bone Chapel of the Capuchin monks, and into the ruins of some ancient Roman Temples buried underneath a church.

, Jun 2018

Our guide was very informative and his accent was not terrible hard to understand.

, Apr 2018

A little creepy but the tour itself was great! bring a jacket as it can get a little chilly underground.

, Apr 2018

Excellent tour. Melanie,our guide, was fantastic with outstanding knowledge which made the tour so informative and interesting. I would not hesitate to recommend this particular tour to anyone who wants to see what is below Rome!

, Mar 2018

This was spectacular, our tour guide was absolutely brilliant and had so much relevant information to share about all 3 sites that we visited. We would recommend this tour to anyone looking to find out more about life in ancient roman times

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