Underground Rome: Catacombs, St Clement and Capuchin Crypt (Private Tour)

Rome, Italy

Experience Rating
icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 6 more

Step down into Rome's dark, pagan past during this multi-stop underground tour with a private guide. You'll visit the Catacombs of Domitilla, the Capuchin Crypt, and the underground of St. Clement's Basilica, enhanced by personalized commentary from your guide. Learn about the collision of Christianity and the pagan religion, a conflict that includes strange mystery cults, ancient burial sites, and decorations made of human bones.
  • Private tour for personalized attention and a flexible itinerary
  • Convenient pickup and drop-off in central Rome
  • Skip-the-line admission to each attraction
  • Hear your guide's commentary clearly through a provided headset

Hotel pick-up and return (within central Rome)
Skip-the-line admission
Transport in a private car with AC
Full tour from an expert guide
Headsets for groups of 6 or more
Languages: English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian, Italian, German, Japanese, Chinese, Portuguese
Gratuities (optional)
Food and drink

Departure Point

Bar Bistrot Gusto Massimo, Via del Circo Massimo, 5, 00153 Roma RM, Italy

Traveler pickup is offered
We offer pick-up and drop-off free of charge when guests their hotel is located within the Aurelian city Walls. (please remember to disclose your accommodation name when booking)

If not located within the Aurelian Walls our guide will await your party at Via Del Circo Massimo, 5 at the crossroad between Via del Circo Massimo and Viale Aventino by the newsstand

at the Metro sign "M" of the subway station Circo Massimo, on Metro line B.

Departure Time

8:45 AM

Return Details

Via Veneto Roma, Via Vittorio Veneto, 00187 Roma RM, Italy
Stop At:  
Catacombs of Domitilla
Journey 50ft under the earth to the labyrinthian Catacombs of Domitila. See the burial grounds of Ancient Rome – where both the pagan and Christian dead were buried. Enjoy unusual examples of late pagan art, both Christian and Roman, cheek by jowl.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Basilica of San Clemente
The Mediaeval Basilica of St. Clement is a delight in and of itself, but their underground is a revelation. Go below to find a 4th century Roman Basilica and, as if that wasn’t impressive enough, a Temple of Mithras; home of a strange Roman mystery cult, who practised bizarre rituals…
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Museum and Crypt of Capuchins
Below the Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini is perhaps the most bizarrely decorated room in Italy: the Capuchin Crypt, decorated with the remains of 4,000 friars. See the creepy memento mori the Marquis de Sade loved.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Underground Rome
Discover the hidden treasures of Rome's underworld in the Catacombs of Domitilla, below the Basilica of St. Clement and in the Capuchin Crypt.
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not recommended for travelers with walking difficulties, or limited mobility
  • This tour does not accommodate wheelchairs due to narrow passageways and uneven surfaces
  • This tour is not suitable for people with claustrophobia or fear of narrow spaces
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation policy

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