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Capuchin crypt and St. Domitilla's catacombs

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Discover an eerie secret in Rome hiding in plain sight. Visit the mysterious Capuchin crypt decorated with over 4000 skeletons and descend into the narrow underground corridors of Santa Domitilla's catacombs.

Duration: 3 hours
    Available in
  • English

Highlights

  • Capuchin Crypt and Catacombs of Santa Domitilla
  • Chambers completely decorated with skeletons
  • Visiting one of Rome's oldest catacombs

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Description

Not only is Rome rich in history on the surface but it also has a hidden side. The first location we will take you to is the church of the Immaculate Conception, as soon as you enter you will immediately discover a fascinating secret. The Capuchin (Franciscan brotherhood) who have been taking care of this church for the last 4 centuries have had its chambers decorated with their fellow brother’s bones… Yes that’s right chambers decorated with human bones!

Afterwards we will take you to the catacombs of Saint Domitilla. Archeologists say that if you were to connect all catacombs of Rome you would have a tunnel nearly 250 miles long! Learn about the struggle of the first christian communities in Rome. How there was an organization behind the burial methods. We will guide you with expertise though the maze of tunnels and along the way point out frescoes, sarcophagi and underground chapels.

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What’s included & not included

  • entrance tickets
  • transportaion
  • expert guide
  • souvenirs
  • meals

Meeting point

Piazza Barberini (Piazza Barberini, Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy)

This operator has 12 reviews for other tours

5.0/5

One of the best things we did in Rome
Book your tour now! It was such a fun time walking through the town and hearing all about the crimes that took place in this city. Michelle was so knowledgeable and funny! One of the BEST things we did on our vacation!
Awesome Tour - Incredible Guide
Thoroughly enjoyed the Crime Tour of Rome with our tour guide Michele. This was one of the highlights of our vacation! Highly recommend this activity!!
Interesting and informative
We had already spent a week in Rome seeing all of the “headline” sites. This tour was a fantastic end to the trip — a great walking tour through some less known sites and some that we had seen but with new perspective on the events that happened there. I would highly recommend it.
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76 EUR
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Tour operated by: Itertours