About Skip the Line: Crypts and Roman Catacombs Small Gr
Avoid the queues and crowds with an exclusive private viewing of the Capuchin Crypt and Catacombs. By pre-booking this tour you'll skip the lines and crowds at the Capuchin Crypt, which is very small and crowded when open to the general public. The tours are conducted in small group of maximum 25 people so you can appreciate "underground Rome" in a relaxed environment.
The Catacombs of the early Christians, underground fountains and crypts filled with literally thousands of bones are just a few of the wonders awaiting you on this incredible experience. You will see the most interesting and mystifying sites of Rome's underground sights on this small group walking tour. Highlights include:
- The Capuchin Crypt: chapels decorated entirely by human bones - this tour skips the line and you can enjoy a private, exclusive viewing of the chapels
- Domitilla Catacombs: ancient Christian burial ground
- Church of San Clemente: built over an ancient 4th-century church, which in turn was built over an older Roman house containing Christian artifacts and a pagan temple
As you descend into the Eternal City's subterranean burial chambers, winding catacombs and ancient crypts, you'll discover the secrets of imperial and early Christian Rome. You'll travel to a time when Christianity was considered a cult, and whose members were executed as pagans and buried as martyrs.