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Exclusive Catacombs guided tour after closing with Bone Chapel
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Availability: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Duration: 3 hours
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
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  • Enter the Roman Catacombs of Santa Priscilla after closing time
  • Visit the Capuchin Bone Chapel with a small group of maximum 15 people
  • Learn the history of Roman burial rites and early Christianity
What to expect

Become one of the first people ever to explore the Roman Catacombs after normal closing hours when you descend in the Catacombs of Santa Priscilla at night to learn the history of Roman burial rites and early Christianity.

Your tour starts in the Capuchin Crypt, better known as the “Bone Chapel”, because it is festooned with the mortal remains of some 4,000 deceased monks. Your expert guide will explain the monks’ interesting beliefs on life and death which have motivated the creation of such a macabre memorial. Afterwards, you’ll hop on a private, air-conditioned minibus and head to the Catacombs of Santa Priscilla. These particular catacombs are famous because they hold the oldest known depiction of the Virgin Mary and were once the final resting place of seven Popes. The bodies might be gone, but that doesn’t mean you won’t feel a thrill of excitement as you become one of the first people to descend into the Catacombs after dark since the era of Imperial Rome.

After your Catacombs visit your private transport will drop you back to the point where you met in central Rome, convenient for the metro and restaurants.

Sites Visited:

  • Santa Priscilla after closing
  • Capuchin Crypt
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What's included
  • Exclusive after-hours entrance to Rome Catacombs
  • Tickets for Capuchin Crypt & Museum
  • Private, air-conditioned transport
  • Small groups of max 15 people
  • Expert tour guide
What's not included
  • Gratuities Hotel
  • Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off
Reduced price
  • Infants (ages 0-3): free (no reservation required)
  • Children (ages 4-12)
Where
Meeting point:

In Piazza Barberini, just by the fountain in the middle of the square.

What to remember
  • Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate guests with mobility impairments, wheelchairs or strollers on this tour.
  • Gratuities to guides are appreciated but never obligatory.
  • Please note that the tour meeting time is 15 minutes prior to the start time. No refunds or re-bookings can be provided for late arrivals or no shows after tour commencement or departure.
  • Sites on this itinerary include holy places, and attire must be appropriate for the visit. Both men and women are asked to wear clothing that covers at least the shoulders and knees. Walks of Italy cannot be held responsible for denied entry due to improper dress. It is sufficient to bring extra coverings with you and put them on before our entrance to the holy areas.
  • Photography is not allowed in the sites visited on this tour, due to their religious nature.
  • Comfortable walking shoes recommended.
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When
  • Meeting Time: 5:45 pm
  • Departure Time: 6:00 pm
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Provider
Walks of Italy
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