from/per person Rs 5,570
  • 3 hours

Description

The tour starts in the city’s most interesting (and paradoxically one of the least-visited) catacomb, the Catacomb of Santa Priscilla. This is where ancient Christians were buried when their religion was still outlawed and they were considered enemies of the state. The catacomb contains extraordinary frescoes, miles of creepy tunnels and the world’s oldest depiction of the Virgin Mary. Your expert, guide, hand-picked for knowledge of the catacombs, will lead your small group of 15 people or fewer through these wonderfully historic and atmospheric tunnels, while telling you the story of early Christianity. Large groups simply can’t fit into these areas, so take advantage of this truly unique access.

Next, you’ll head to one of the most singular and spine-tingling sights in Rome, the Capuchin bone crypt. The cemetery festooned with the bones and remains of some 4,000 Capuchin friars is a jaw-dropping display of life and death. Although it might appear macabre, you’ll learn why the monks actually consider the display life-affirming.

Finally, you’ll visit one of Rome’s hidden (literally) treasures. Basilica of San Nicola in Carcere, is a voyage both below ground and back in time, but this basilica is so much more historically important. It was built in the 10th century on the site of three temples dating back to the first century BC, which themselves were at the heart of an Ancient Roman fruit and vegetable market dating to the 4th century BC. Much of the original temples, including their marble columns, were built into the structure of the existing basilica but left exposed, so when you visit today you can literally descend through the levels of time.

With comfortable, air-conditioned transport throughout, and a small group of 15 people or fewer, your only responsibility is to immerse yourself in the thrills and wonder of underground Rome. Our expert guides have been hand-picked for this experience based on both their knowledge and love of history. They make the perfect escorts through our eeriest and most mysterious tour.


Sites Visited:


  • Roman Catacombs

  • The Capuchin Crypt, A.K.A . ‘The Bone Chapel’

  • San Nicola in Carcere


Inclusions

Transport between sites in an air-conditioned bus, Admission to all sites, Expert tour guide, Small groups of 15 people or fewer


Exclusions

Gratuities, Hotel pickup and drop-off


Additional Information

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate guests with mobility impairments, wheelchairs or strollers on this tour, Photography is not allowed in the sites visited on this tour, due to their religious nature, Not wheelchair accessible, Near public transportation, Most travelers can participate


Others

Location : Rome, Italy
City : Rome
Country : Italy
Departure Time : Morning Departure at 9am (meet strictly at 8:45am)
Afternoon Departure at 2pm (meet strictly at 1:45pm)
Departure Point : Central Rome
Return Details : At the Basilica San Nicola in Carcere.
Voucher Requirements : You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
Voucher Option : VOUCHER_E
Duration : 3 hours


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