Guided tour

Rome: Capuchin Crypts Skip-the-Line Ticket and Guided Tour

Activity provider: Gaudium Travel

Rome: Capuchin Crypts Skip-the-Line Ticket and Guided Tour

Activity provider: Gaudium Travel

From € 41 per person

Skip the lines to the Capuchin Crypts in Rome and avoid the crowds. Explore the Capuchin Crypts, visit the museum, and learn the site's history with an English speaking tour guide.

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Duration 1 hour
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the fascinating Capuchin Museum
  • Stroll through the Crypt of the Three Skeletons
  • Explore the Crypt of the Skulls, Crypt of the Pelvises and Crypt of the Resurrection
  • Admire the Mass Chapel
Full description

Explore the Capuchin Crypt in Rome using a skip-the-line entry ticket on this walking tour. Follow a guide through the underground chambers containing the bones of some 4,000 people amassed over 5 centuries.

Start your visit at the Capuchin Museums to learn about the place's culture and spirituality. Continue towards the Crypt of the Three Skeletons, the only area where the human skeleton can be seen in its unadorned entirety. Next, visit the Crypt of the Leg Bones and Thigh Bones. Admire the Crypt of Pelvises, which contains 2 Capuchins serenely reclining in an arched position. Look at the crosses on the ground, which mark the graves of the 7 Capuchins.

Stroll through the Crypt of the Skulls and check out its famous hourglass. Learn about how, when the Capuchins left their old friary near the Trevi Fountain, they decided to transfer the bones of friars who had been buried under the Church of Saint Bonaventure.

In accordance with Capuchin law, which did not allow burials to take place within the churches, an underground cemetery was designed. Here, they deposited the bones brought from the old friary. Since then, the crypt has been the burial place of the Capuchins.

Includes
  • Guide
  • Capuchin Crypt entry ticket
    Covid-19 precautions

    You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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    • Please note that shoulders and knees must be covered in order to enter the crypts
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 /5

    based on 576 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.8/5
    • Value for money
      4.3/5
    • Service
      4.8/5
    • Organization
      4.7/5

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    Fantastic tour guide. Really personable and knowledgeable guide and funny. Makes the experience a bit more light hearted considering the morbidity of the topic! Definitely knows his stuff. Was telling us about different sites in the area and within rome and was pointing out different bits and pieces along the way. Would definitely recommend

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    November 25, 2022

    The crypt was amazing and creepy and magical. There was also a museum with religious artifacts and history. The tour guide was great and knowledgeable. The tour though was pretty short since the crypt is small. I wish we would have spent more time in the museum and going over some of the other objects.

    October 6, 2022

    An interesting addition to our week in Rome. After having seen all the highlights like the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, etc., this was something completely different. This was more of a "quality over quantity" activity, since the museum and the crypts weren't all too big. The things that were on display, however, were very interesting and showed a completely other side of Roman history. Our guide, Slob (Yes, that's his name. He'll explain.), struck a nice balance between respect, morbid curiosity, and comic relief. In a place where you will be looking at a lot of human bones, it is in a way necessary to lighten the atmosphere now and then.

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    September 27, 2022

    Product ID: 116428