Monk's Skeleton lying in the Capuchin Crypts in Rome
Crypts & Catacombs Tour guide and group
Famous aquedotto along the Appian way in Rome
Girl taking a picture in the Appain way

Semi-Private Tour of the Roman Crypts & Catacombs with Appian Way

New Tour
09:50, 14:45

  • Explore the eerie Capuchin Crypt – a hidden chapel in central Rome adorned with the bones of 4,000 Capuchin Monks .
  • Visit the newly added Capuchin Museum and view renowned artwork by Caravaggio and ancient relics from the lives of St. Francis and his disciples.
  • Discover the Appian Way and the Tomb of Cecilia Metella . Embark on the original Crypts & Catacombs tour , a rare glimpse into early Christian art in the Catacombs, created during a time when Christianity was illegal in Rome and these tunnels served as a sanctuary for worshippers.

Tour Description

What's Included

  • Expert, English-speaking tour guide
  • Small groups of 7 people or less
  • Entrance ticket and audio guide to the Capuchin Crypt and Museum
  • Roman Catacombs tickets
  • All transfers in an air-conditioned coach bus
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Food/Beverage

Sites Visited

  • Capuchin Crypts
  • Santa Domitilla or San Callisto Catacombs
  • Appian Way
  • Tomb of Cecilia Metella

Uncover the hidden world beneath Rome with a semi-private tour of the Roman Crypts and Catacombs. Explore ancient burial chambers, frescoes, and the Appian Way, while delving into the city's intriguing history on this carefully crafted experience.

Continue your journey into the hidden world of Rome as you delve deeper into the crypts and catacombs as your expert guide recalls a time when Christianity was considered a cult, and its followers were buried as martyrs in the catacombs of Rome. Your guide will lead you through the long corridors filled with burial chambers ranging from modest singles to grand family tombs.

With this new tour experience, you will also have the unique opportunity to visit the Appian Way – Europe's first superhighway which dates to 312 B.C! As you tour the Appian Way, the ancient Roman road that was once a bustling thoroughfare, you'll be transported back in time to the height of the Roman Empire. Learn about the impressive engineering and architectural feats of this monumental highway and its significance in connecting Rome to its vast empire. Explore the Mausoleum of Cecilia Metella and capture stunning photos of its impressive exterior.

Then, enjoy one of the main highlights of the day, an audio guided tour of the Capuchin Crypt, now with the newly added Capuchin Museum.
Admire Caravaggio's masterpiece 'St. Francis in Meditation' and other relics from the life of St. Francis himself. Enter the Crypt to witness the awe-inspiring display of 4,000 Capuchin monks' bones intricately decorated within the walls.

Uncover the secrets and stories of ancient Rome on this unforgettable tour of its crypts, catacombs, and burial chambers. With its blend of history, art, and culture, the Roman Crypts and Catacombs Tour with Appian Way offers a truly memorable experience. Immerse yourself in the intriguing past of Rome as you explore these hidden underground treasures with an expert guide from Dark Rome.

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* Book and Travel Before June 30th, 2023

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