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Small-Group Rome Crypts and Catacombs Tour Including Capuchin Crypt provided by Savor Italy Tours

Small-Group Rome Crypts and Catacombs Tour Including Capuchin Crypt

Small-Group Rome Crypts and Catacombs Tour Including Capuchin Crypt
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  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
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Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
German, Russian, English, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Russian, English, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
What to expect
From the central meeting point, a mini van will take you to the most strategically important roads of the Roman empire. These roads connected Rome with Brindisi in Southeast Italy to improve the movement of military supplies and eventually lead to Rome´s success in the Second Samnite War. As you wander through the extraordinary tunnels of either the Catacombs of San Sebastiano or the Catacombs of San Callisto, you'll get a feel for Rome's chilling past. You will be guided through the winding underground tunnels, as you are told tales of burial, ritual, and religion in ancient Rome. Gain a unique insight into the Capuchin bone crypt--a truly chilling experience. See a breathtaking display of decorative motifs. Consecutive chambers are decorated using only human bones and mummified corpses. The bones of around 4,000 Capuchin monks were used to create patterns and vignettes in this chilling display. The spectacle was erected in the 1700s, and very little is known about the reasons behind it. It has been speculated that this unconventional display is a kind of “memento mori”--its purpose serving as a reminder that time on earth should be used wisely.  You will eventually be led to the Crypt of the Three Skeletons, where the theme of life and death is evident. Enclosed in an oval, a skeleton holds a scythe in its right hand and scales in its left hand. It is suspected that the oval is the symbol of life coming to birth with the scales symbolizing the good and evil deeds weighed when we are judged by God.  A true testament to Rome’s uniquely wonderful architecture, the church dedicated to Pope Clements I is not to be missed. Together with your expert guide, you will travel back in time to explore layers of history. Uncover the mysteries of ancient Roman religion and cults, such as the Mithraic, who would meet in underground temples.
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Important information
Inclusions
Transport by air-conditioned minivan • All taxes, fees, and handling charges • Professional art-historian guide
Exclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off • Gratuities • Food and drinks
Duration
3h 30m
Departure details
Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy Near San Clemente Basillica Address: Via Celimontana, 7. It is in front of Ristorante Naumachia.
Inclusions
Transport by air-conditioned minivan • All taxes, fees, and handling charges • Professional art-historian guide
Exclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off • Gratuities • Food and drinks
Departure details
Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy Near San Clemente Basillica Address: Via Celimontana, 7. It is in front of Ristorante Naumachia.
Duration
3h 30m
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
No minimum age requirement
A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
The tour operates in English; if another language is preferred, book 2 weeks in advance and make a note in the 'Special Requirements' box
Dress code: No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements.
Near public transportation
Infant seats available
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
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Wengchee
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia3 contributions
Catacombe crypts and Cappuchin bones crypts
Dec 2019 • Couples
We had such an awesome guide in Serena. She was so knowledgeable and entertaining. So full of energy. The bones crypt was a bit fightening but we were well prepared for it by the guide. Well worth visiting.
Written 3 December 2019
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Meg Z
Hilton Head, SC55 contributions
Small Group? I don't think so !
Dec 2018 • Family
First, we received a message that the crypts would not be open the day of our trip and if we wanted to reschedule we could. However, this was our last day in Rome, and we weren't as interested in the crypts as we were for the catacombs. As it ended up we the office was confused and the catacombs were not open, we were very disappointed. In addition, our tour group was 22 people, I don't consider this a small group. It was very difficult to see what the guide was talking about as some of the rooms weren't able to fit the entire group. Our guide, I am sure was knowledgeable but his voice was soft and we weren't able to understand most of the tour. Next time I will inquire how large the group will be as this was a great disappointment.
Written 14 January 2019
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Traveler685845
5 contributions
Very interesting to visit
Oct 2018 • Couples
Alan and Amanda were great tour guides, although I think Amanda had more information to offer. My only regret is that we were not allowed to take pictures, because some of the sites were amazing! Not my favorite tour in Italy, but still nice.
Written 7 October 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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