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  • Rome: Capuchin Crypts Skip-the-Line Entrance Tickets

    1. Rome: Capuchin Crypts Skip-the-Line Entrance Tickets

    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 the 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...

    Very interesting and cool to see all the bones! Didn't know much about the crypts of capuchin before coming to Rome but I think it is a hidden gem and must to see! The tour wasn't too long so didn't take up too much of the day and close by the Spanish steps so could see other popular tourist attractions nearby. Our guide Guilano was informative and kept the topic light with some jokes since seeing bones can be pretty dark.

  • Rome: Capuchin Crypt & Museum Tour with Choral Concert

    2. Rome: Capuchin Crypt & Museum Tour with Choral Concert

    Tour Rome's underground burial chambers and crypts to discover a history that predates Christianity, and post-dates the Renaissance. This 1-hour tour takes you back to a time when Christianity was considered a cult and its members were executed as heretics and buried as martyrs. You will see hundreds of burial chambers, from modest single sites to extravagant family tombs, in the long corridors of the underground city. First, visit the Capuchin Crypt and Museum for an encounter with Caravaggio’s magnificent “St. Francis in Meditation” canvas, along with masterpieces by Domenichino and Reni. See relics from the life of St. Francis and some of his followers. The Crypt is decorated with the bones of 4,000 Capuchin monks, including a real skull and crossbones and chandeliers made of human vertebrae. Then, attend a choral concert by the renowned Schola Romana Ensemble inside the Basilica o...

    The guide and singers seemed genuinely happy to be there for the group. Excellent historical knowledge from the tour guide and the quartet of singers provided a musical experience that was one of our favourite experiences in Rome. A great way to appreciate history and music in a beautiful setting.

  • Rome: Capuchin Crypt Private Guided Tour

    3. Rome: Capuchin Crypt Private Guided Tour

    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."

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Very interesting and cool to see all the bones! Didn't know much about the crypts of capuchin before coming to Rome but I think it is a hidden gem and must to see! The tour wasn't too long so didn't take up too much of the day and close by the Spanish steps so could see other popular tourist attractions nearby. Our guide Guilano was informative and kept the topic light with some jokes since seeing bones can be pretty dark.

I loved the way the guide made sure we know the proper historical context before we headed to the actual crypts. The whole tour was done with so much respect for the remains of the monchs inside, the guide was also doing his best to make us feel comfortable during the tour by disarming the atmosphere with light jokes and checking in with us whether we are not feeling light headed. Overall, really worth a visit

The tour guide was amazing, very knowledgeable and made the subject very interesting. Although not an easy topic to discuss and present as part of history, it gave me the opportunity to reflect on life after the visit.

our tour guy was great, friendly and professional. he gave us a great presentation that was very informative and fun!!! such a great tour. Thank you

The whole family enjoyed visiting the catacombs. I'd recommend visiting this before the Vatican