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Explore Ancient Catacombs by Night

Rome, Italy

Experience hosted by Angelo

2.5 hours
Includes transportation
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

In this fabulous Ancient Catacombs by Night Experience, you will explore and descend into some of the most impressive roman catacombs with only our little group and a few flashlights, thanks to an exclusive collaboration fostered with these sites.
Your journey begins at the the Crypt of the Capuchin monks on Via Veneto, where you will meet one of the members of our team and join your exclusively SMALL group of 6 people max. This historical crypt holds the bones of over 4,000 deceased Capuchin monks, which have been decoratively laid out creating an eerie atmosphere which will surely leave you impressed. As night begins to fall, you will then be escorted to the ancient catacombs of Saint Agnes, via a private chauffeured car. The Basilica of Saint Agnes outside the walls was built in honour and protection of the remains of Saint Agnes, a very young Christian martyr executed under the reign of Diocletian. Here you will have the chance to visit the beautiful interior of the Basilica and descend into the impressive catacombs, through exclusive access granted only to us. This means that at night no one else is allowed down there BUT us! Finally, we will explore the wonderful mausoleum of Santa Costanza, tomb of one of Emperor Constantine's daughters, known for its breathtaking beauty. To end, enjoy a comfy chauffeured car ride back to the city center.
In this fabulous Ancient Catacombs by Night Experience, you will explore and descend into some of the most impressive roman catacombs with only our little group and a few flashlights, thanks to an exclusive collaboration fostered with these sites.
Your journey begins at the the Crypt of the Capuchin monks on Via Veneto, where you will meet one of the members of our team and join your exclusively SMALL group of 6 people max. This historical c…

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What's included

  • Transportation
    To travel between sites and then back to the city center, a private chauffe...
From $130
/ person
Sat, Apr 17
$130 per person
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
$130 per person
Wed, Apr 21
$130 per person
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
$130 per person
Sat, Apr 24
$130 per person
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
$130 per person

Meet your host, Angelo

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 11 Reviews
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Hi! I’m Angelo, a born and raised Roman who is also half American. Together with Rachel, Melanie, Giulia, Thomas, Luca & Patrizio, we are professional tour guides and entertainers, passionate historians, story tellers and performers, providing beautiful experiences of Rome for over a decade. Rome is one of the most incredible cities in the world, with some of the most famous landmarks in the world. Millions of tourists come here every year, but we believe that most do not get to have a personalised and local experience of this incredible town, and that just breaks our heart, because Rome has so much to offer and to be lived! That is why we embarked on this adventure: a personal mission to provide visitors of Rome the ability to actually LIVE it, breath it, learn it, feel it their own! We hope you will join us and EXPERIENCE Rome with us!
Hi! I’m Angelo, a born and raised Roman who is also half American. Together with Rachel, Melanie, Giulia, Thomas, Luca & Patrizio, we are professional tour guides and entertainers, passionate historians, story tellers and performers, providing beautiful experiences of Rome for over a decade. Rome is one of the most incredible cities in the world, with some of the most famous landmarks in the world. Millions of tourists come here every year, but we believe that most do not get to have a personali…
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Where you'll be

We begin at the Crypt of the Capuchin Monks, which holds the bones of over 4,000 Capuchin monks, decoratively laid to create an eerie atmosphere. A chauffeur will then drive us to Basilica di Sant'Agnese, where you will visit the Basilica and descend into the impressive catacombs. Once above ground again, you will visit the prominent palaeo-Christian funerary complex home to a mausoleum dedicated to Costanza, Emperor Constantine's daughter.

Rated 4.82 out of 5 from 11 reviews.

Tess
December 2019
Totally worth the money / our guide was incredible. She was extremely knowledgeable and personable and very funny. Skipping the lines and crowds in the catacombs & crypts made the experience feel so special and curated. Highly recommended - you will no regret this experience!
Totally worth the money / our guide was incredible. She was extremely knowledgeable and personable and very funny. Skipping the lines and crowds in the catacombs & crypts made th…
Todd
November 2019
We had a great experience with Valentina. Due to some unforeseen events out of the control of the host, our tour had to be changed to a different location for part of the time. We did not mind this at all and actually quite enjoyed the tour of the basilica of San Clemente. Valentina was a joy to listen to and learn from, she had a good sense of humor, and her historical knowledge was superb. Her own appreciation of the subject matter was very apparent. It was nice having a small group of six and being able to visit the catacombs with just our group was really cool. The tour was amazing and educational and we would highly recommend it to anyone.
We had a great experience with Valentina. Due to some unforeseen events out of the control of the host, our tour had to be changed to a different location for part of the time. W…
Paul
October 2019
This tour was excellent. Luca, our guide, was terrific and very knowledgeable. The catacombs themselves were amazing, such an incredible place. They are extensive tunnels underground over multiple floors, and you see just the right amount to keep your interest, unexpected, and very interesting. I highly recommend it!
This tour was excellent. Luca, our guide, was terrific and very knowledgeable. The catacombs themselves were amazing, such an incredible place. They are extensive tunnels undergro…
Giulia
October 2019
This was an incredible experience!!! Luca was our guide and he was just PHENOMENAL! so friendly, so warm, and so so knowledgeable. We actually booked several experiences organized by Angelo and his team of guides and we could not recommend them more. It was the perfect mix of history, culture, entertainment, and personal connection. We left feeling like we made new friends! thank you Angelo and all!
This was an incredible experience!!! Luca was our guide and he was just PHENOMENAL! so friendly, so warm, and so so knowledgeable. We actually booked several experiences organized…
Sara
October 2019
Tour fantastico. Angelo la nostra guida è stato gentile ed interessante. Le catacombe sono state molto suggestive. È un'esperienza da raccomandare a tutti i nostri amici.
Kristin
October 2019
The catacombs night tour was absolutely spectacular! We were very fortunate to have Rachel as our local guide. She was amazing! First we visited the capuchin monk cemetery which is a chapel decorated with real bones from capuchin monks. It was scary and beautiful at the same time! Then we got picked up by a minibus that brought us to one of the catacombs that they opened up for us to enter. Rachel lead the way as we descended and gave us the most amazing tour. It felt very special to be the only ones down there and we loved every minute of it. This tour is not to be missed!
The catacombs night tour was absolutely spectacular! We were very fortunate to have Rachel as our local guide. She was amazing! First we visited the capuchin monk cemetery which is…

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  • Sat, Apr 17
    5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    $130 per person
  • Wed, Apr 21
    5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    $130 per person
  • Sat, Apr 24
    5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    $130 per person
  • Wed, Apr 28
    5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    $130 per person
  • Sat, May 1
    5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    $130 per person
  • Wed, May 5
    5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    $130 per person
  • Sat, May 8
    5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    $130 per person
  • Wed, May 12
    5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    $130 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

Make sure to cover knees and shoulders in order to enter the holy sites.