Duration: 2 hrs 45 mins
Start Time: Times vary
For the first time ever, we’re taking you inside Rome’s Catacombs after-hours, for an experience you’ll never forget
Religion, art or obscenity? Make what you will of the Capuchin ‘Bone’ Crypt, decorated with the remains of 4,000 monks
With transport between sites, we take the hassle out of your Rome Catacombs after-hours tour, finishing up in the city center in time for dinner
The Catacombs of Rome make for a very unique experience. Hidden beneath the city, these maze-like graveyards were created by Rome’s first Christians during a time when their religion was heavily persecuted. Located six storeys beneath the ground at points, they once held the remains of saints, martyrs, and thousands of early converts.
Visiting today, however, the catacombs may not feel as secretive as they once did. Rome Catacomb tours are becoming increasingly popular. Indeed, as the foot traffic rises, so too does the noise level.
That's why we're offering the first Rome Catacombs after-hours tour. With only Walks of Italy groups inside the catacomb, your visit is guaranteed to be intimate and mysterious. Your guide will be easy to hear and interact with, and the catacombs themselves will be transformed. Step 2,000 years back in time with an unforgettable experience of Rome’s hidden history.
Our Rome Catacombs Tour has exclusive after-hours access to the incredible network of catacombs. Apart from their historical and religious significance, they're also one of the most atmospheric – especially when you’re there alone! Headsets don’t work underground, so you’ll be particularly grateful for the peace and quiet (and for your small group of only 18 people or fewer) as you follow your guide through the winding underground passages.
The Capuchin Crypt aka The 'Bone Chapel' is an intriguing series of rooms decorated with the bones of 4,000 monks. There are light fixtures made from spinal chords, a coat of (real) arms, and a few full skeletons still wearing their monk’s robes. And with your knowledgeable guide to take your through the eerie rooms, you’ll learn about the Capuchin Order’s surprisingly optimistic approach to life and death, and the reasoning behind the creation of this unusual burial ground.
This late entry visit allows for a more intimate tour through the curious spaces while you'll also enjoy a visit the Capuchin Museum (where your guide will point out a disputed Caravaggio and some strange mementos!)
From the exclusive VIP visit underground to the fascinating look into the lives and deaths of Capuchin friars one thing is for sure: this will be an experience you won’t soon forget.