Explore the curious history of Rome’s Crypts and Catacombs with Dark Rome’s Exclusive After-Hours Access and discover what lies beneath the modern city of Rome. Gain exclusive after-hours access to the Catacombs of Priscilla and discover the hidden parts of Rome with an itinerary combining two of the most intriguing and mysterious sights that the Eternal City has to offer.
Your tour will with the impressive Capuchin Crypt – known locally as the ‘Bone Chapel’. Here, Capuchin monks used the bones of thousands of their brothers to decorate the interior with detailed designs. You’ll see a real skull and crossbones, vertebrae chandeliers and full skeletons clad in their original robes before concluding on the meaning of this macabre place of prayer.
Then, you'll travel by air-conditioned coach to the ancient Catacombs of Priscilla. You'll have privileged access to the Catacombs when their doors are closed to the public. Enjoy the perks of a Dark Rome tour as you discover this incredible treasure without having to share it with the usual large crowds.
With an expert guide on hand, you’ll explore extensive tunnels lined with tombs carved out of the rock, and hear the fascinating history of this sacred spot. Dating back almost 2,000 years to the 2nd century AD, this series of tunnels snaking underground was both a place of worship and a burial ground for Rome's first Christians.
Get ready to have your assumptions about Rome turned upside down on this incredibly unique journey of discovery.
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Yes. Please note that the Crypts and Catacombs are located in small, dark areas , with narrow paths and low ceilings. As the venues are underground there are no windows. We do not recommend this tour if you are claustrophobic.
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