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 US$ 44.73 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.

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  • Guide
  • Capuchin Crypt entry ticket

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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 589 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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    This is a must see while in Rome. It is an hour tour filled with history and information. Hoping that the tour can last many centuries more or forever for future generations to learn about the sacrifices of the Capuchins for the sake of human kind, but it may not. God bless the Capuchins.

    January 10, 2023

    We had been to the Crypts before many years ago, but it was great to see them again with an excellent guide this time. Slob (yes - that was his name!) made the tour very interesting while also injecting humor into the experience. Slob was also very knowledgeable about the bones, monks, and history of the church. We highly recommend you tour the Capuchin Crypts with a guide.

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    January 7, 2023

    Like many others have said, Slob is an engaging and entertaining guide but he also does a great job of contextualizing a curious piece of Roman history. While he clearly knows his history, his presentation was engaging, fresh, and informative. Not only that, he makes excellent dad jokes... As for the Capuchin Crypts, it is a small (and mercifully uncrowded) space but packed full of history. Going with a guide was very helpful because without one, I suspect the experience would have felt overwhelming and it would have been harder to place the significance of the site within the greater history of Rome. TL;DR would very much would recommend both the guide and the crypt!

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    December 30, 2022

    Product ID: 116428