Rome: Crypts and Catacombs Underground Tour with Transfers

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Descend into the chill of Rome’s mysterious underworld on a crypts and catacombs tour. Visit the Capuchin Crypt, explore the Roman Catacombs, and discover the Basilica of San Nicola in Carcere.


Discover Rome's hidden layers of history beneath its streets. Travel by an air-conditioned coach and use skip-the-line access directly into three fascinating archaeological finds. Visit the Capuchin Crypt on an audio guide tour. Capuchin monks used the bones of their nearly 4,000 brothers to intricately decorate the floor-to-ceiling designs, lending it the macabre nickname of "the Bone Chapel". From here you’ll be driven on a comfortable coach to the hallowed catacombs where, beneath their persecutors’ feet, early Christians practiced their forbidden faith. Almost 2,000 years ago, this network of secret tunnels doubled as a place of worship and burial ground. As you explore tombs made of solid rock, your local expert guide will describe the intriguing history of this sacred spot. Next, travel to the Basilica San Nicola in Carcere, where you'll explore its ruins, descend beneath the altar, and unearth atmospheric remains of ancient temples hidden beneath the church. The historic Forum Holitorium, an ancient market surrounded by Republican-era temples, lies concealed beneath the basilica, adding layers to the city's rich history. Open your eyes to the city’s hidden side – and you’ll never see Rome the same way again.

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