visitor max num
3.5 hrs
meeting time
Thursday, Friday
Week days
Piazza Repubblica
meeting point

Unique Tour of Two Catacombs Of Rome & Bone Chapels

Beat the crowds and the heat of summer on this early morning tour of 2 Catacombs of Rome and Bone Chapels. Visit 3 fascinating sites of Rome with an expert guide in a small group (15 people maximum) before the crowds descend into the streets of Rome. Explore underground of Rome and some of the most unusual places like ancient catacombs of Domitilla and Callixtus as well as the Capuchin Crypts (The Bone Chapel). This tour requires minimum amount of walking as you are driven to and from the venues on an air-conditioned coach. With us you will have the right to take photos inside the Catacombs of Saint Domitilla, and bring home something more than just a memory.

What you can expect

Meet your guideat 8:45am, at Piazza della Repubblica, the central location near Roma Termini and Boscolo Hotel Rome. After a quick check-in you will join your small group and embark on this unique tour. We offer skip the line to all 3 venues on the itinerary. We begin with a 30-minute ride to the countryside of Rome to visit the catacombs located along side the Appian Way, the most ancient paved road in the world. You will head underground to explore two ancient burial complexes containing relics of martyrs, saints and early Popes as well as the most ancient Christian frescoes and sacred works of art in the western world.

You will spend 2 hours (approx) in the Roman countryside visiting the Catacombs after which you will head back to the very heart of Rome to visit one of the most macabre, yet fascinating places of Rome; The Bone Chapels. These are the Capuchin Crypts decorated with the bones of the monks. Listen to your guide as you walk the corridor of this sobering place and learn the meaning of the symbols made up entirely of human remains.

Your expert English-speaking guide will show you the most important highlights at all three venues, you’ll be able to take plenty of photos at the Catacombs of Santa Domitilla, as well as skip the line and enjoy the ride on board of an air-conditioned bus.

Please Note:

  • Photography is allowed only in Santa Domitilla Catacombs
  • No photography allowed in the Catacombs of San Callisto and Capuchin Crypts
  • Dress code: VATICAN (knees and shoulders must be covered)

Step 1

8:45AM- Piazza Repubblica

Step 2

9:00AM-Catacombs Of Callixtus

Step 3

10:00AM-Catacombs Of Domitilla

Step 4

11:20AM Capuchin Crypts

Step 5

12:00PM – End of the tour

morning tour of rome catacombs

  • Small groups
  • Expert guide
  • Skip the line
  • Tickets to the venues
  • Transportation
catacombs of rome
Catacombs of Rome

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 14 reviews
July 16, 2018

We have taken several tours in Rome, but never had such a personal experience. The guide went above and beyond to make it the most memorable experience of our entire trip. Great energy and enthusiasm!

July 16, 2018

Great tour!

May 25, 2018

Very interesting experience, highly recommend to anyone who wants to explore the “basement” of Rome.

May 22, 2018

Our teenage kids loved it and that says a lot!

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