Rome Crypts and Catacombs Tour

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3 Hours 30 Minutes

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About this tour

Embark on the Original Crypts and Catacombs of Rome Tour with your expert historian guide, meeting in Piazza Barberini next to the Triton fountain, historically used for public corpse displays until the 1800s.

Get to see the Christian Catacombs, carved over 2000 years ago. Descend into the sacred tunnels associated with Rome’s first Christians, revealing frescoes, unique iconography, and dual-purpose burial sites.

Upon exiting the catacombs, return within the city walls to the 4th-century Basilica of San Martino ai Monti. Adorned with stunning frescoes from artists like Pietro Testa, Matteo Riccione, and Giannangiolo Canini, this lesser-known basilica houses the preserved bodies of three saints, offering a glimpse into the city’s fascination with death.

Your coach transports you to the Capuchin Museum, featuring an audio-guided tour illustrating the order’s history rooted in St. Francis’s ascetic ideology. Explore artifacts, including Caravaggio’s painting of St. Francis. Cap off your tour in the Capuchin Crypts, the final resting place of 4000 friars, showcasing the European tradition of Momento Mori—artistic displays prompting contemplation on death and immortality.


  • Uncover the secrets of Rome’s first Christians in 2000-year-old catacombs with unique frescoes and burial sites.
  • Visit the Basilica of San Martino ai Monti, a 4th-century church adorned with stunning frescoes and housing the preserved bodies of saints.
  • Reflect on life and mortality in the Capuchin Crypts, where 4000 friars rest, showcasing Momento Mori traditions and Caravaggio’s art.


  • Expert Guide in English
  • Capuchin Crypt and Museum with Audio Guide
  • Roman Catacombs Entrance
  • Basilica San Martino ai Monti Access
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Additional Purchases
  • Tips


  • Entry to certain sites on this tour requires appropriate attire covering knees, shoulders, and backs. Please note that, due to heightened security measures at various attractions, lines may form even on tours with 'Skip the Line' access.

Piazza Barberini

9:50 AM 2:30 PM



Frequently asked questions

  • Kindly note that unforeseen circumstances may require us to modify our itinerary, prioritizing the safety, quality, and satisfaction of your travel experience.
  • Although our day trips usually adhere to a set duration, external factors might occasionally lead to slight extensions. Your understanding and flexibility are valued as we aim to deliver the finest possible experience.

  • There is a 24-hour cancellation policy. Please notify us at least 24 hours before the start of your tour if you wish to cancel, and we'll issue a full refund. Failure to do so means guests will lose their payment.
  • Minimum days to book before departure: 2 days. Need to book within 2 days? Contact us for availability!

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