Rome: Capuchin Crypt Private Guided Tour

Rome: Capuchin Crypt Private Guided Tour

From $370.96 per group up to 2

Explore the dark side of Rome on a 3-hour tour of the Convent of the Capuchin Friars. Learn more about the Capuchin Monks and see the eery Chapel of Bones in the crypt beneath the church.

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Duration 3 hours
Starting time 3:30 PM
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Experience

Highlights
  • Enter the Chapel of Bones at the Church of Our Lady of the Conception of the Capuchins
  • Learn more about the Capuchin monks of Rome
  • Admire masterpieces by Reni and Muziano and portraits of Capuchin monks
Full description
Enter the Church of Our Lady of the Conception of the Capuchins, and get an introduction to the history of the church and the Capuchin monks. Admire masterpieces by Reni and Muziano and see hundreds of portraits of the monks. The deeper you go, the darker the atmosphere gets. In the crypt, see the bones of 4,000 friars that cover the walls, floors, and ceiling arches. Discover the history of this fascinating location and learn how it came to be full of so many corpses. Hear about the Capuchin Cardinal Antonio Barberini, and why he ordered the remains of thousands of Capuchin friars to be exhumed and transferred here.  Look inside the 5 subterranean chapels and marvel at a macabre work of art of intact skeletons draped with Franciscan habits and bones arranged in elaborate designs. Discover the ghoulish sign that reads, "What you are now, we once were; what we are now, you shall be."
Includes
  • Licensed guide
  • Skip-the-line entrance to the museum and crypt of the Capuchin monks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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  • Comfortable shoes

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  • Pets
  • Shorts
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Sleeveless shirts

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  • Please wear clothes that cover your shoulders and knees.
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July 29, 2020

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