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Hidden Rome & Bone Crypts

Rome, Italy

Experience hosted by Michael

3 hoursHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people
Private groups available for up to 30.

What you'll do

With 10 years guiding experience under my belt, I will take you off the beaten path and bring ancient Roman society to life, telling the stories behind the art and architecture. Showing you the masterpieces that you absolutely have to see before you leave Rome.
We will visit the Capuchin Crypts. Six Crypts decorated with the Bones of almost 4000 monks. Altars and symbols of Christianity made from human remains . Learn the intricacies of religious burial rights as we try to grasp that universal question.
Next we are off the to the Basilica of S. Clemente - a 12th century Basilica built on top of a 4th century Basilica, built on top of a 2nd century Temple of Mythros, On top of a 1st century Roman Apartment block.
Starting with the 12th century Basilica we will learn about the amazing byzantine art and mosaics. Continuing down to the 4th century Basilica where you will discover the early formation of the Christian Church and admire the frescoes and symbols within. Moving down to a 2nd century Mithra temple and see a 1st century fountain that has been running for over 2000 years.
Tickets not included please see notes
Other things to note
Tickets are not included they will be purchased on site
San Clement Basilica 10 € (children under 16 free)
Capuchin Crypt 8.50 € (5 € under 18 - over 65)
€1.50 Travel
With 10 years guiding experience under my belt, I will take you off the beaten path and bring ancient Roman society to life, telling the stories behind the art and architecture. Showing you the masterpieces that you absolutely have to see before you leave Rome.
We will visit the Capuchin Crypts. Six Crypts decorated with the Bones of almost 4000 monks. Altars and symbols of Christianity made from human remains . Learn the intricacies o…

Meet your host, Michael

Host on Airbnb since 2014
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I am an American living in Rome, Italy since 2003. Married to an Italian, I Graduated from The American University of Rome. Working as a tour guide in and around Rome. I have a passion for history, travel and Italian Cuisine. Laughter is the key ingredient to a fulfilling life and humor is big part of what I bring to every experience. Master storyteller, my tours tend to be humorous bordering on Blasphemous. I focus on the stories behind the art, artist, architecture and Archaeology. Lets face it, nobody remembers all the the names and dates. They remember the Stories.
You can check out mine Instagram profile @romewithmike
I am an American living in Rome, Italy since 2003. Married to an Italian, I Graduated from The American University of Rome. Working as a tour guide in and around Rome. I have a passion for history, travel and Italian Cuisine. Laughter is the key ingredient to a fulfilling life and humor is big part of what I bring to every experience. Master storyteller, my tours tend to be humorous bordering on Blasphemous. I focus on the stories behind the art, artist, architecture and Archaeology.…
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Where you'll be

You will see the Basilica of S. Clemente which is an archaeological record of the history of Rome from the beginning of Christianity down to the early foundations of Rome. Many people pass by or even walk into this Basilica not even realizing what is underneath it.
Next the Capuchin Crypts also known as Rome's Bone Chapel, 6 crypts decorated with the bones of 4000 Capuchin Monks. Includes Caravaggio’s Art and relics from the life of St. Francis
Kristy
March 2021
Amazing experience! A few things were still shut down because of COVID but Michael went out of his way to make a custom tour for us. I have three children who loved the story telling and Michael was patient and answered every question they had. We will definitely be coming back and booking another tour! If your hesitant because of COVID restrictions just book anyway and know Michael will hook you up.
Amazing experience! A few things were still shut down because of COVID but Michael went out of his way to make a custom tour for us. I have three children who loved the story telli…
Andre
November 2020
Mike was beyond amazing. He is so personable and an outstanding story teller. He isn't your run of the mill tour guide, he is such a unique character and extremely knowledgable. Expect to laugh and learn!! If you're thinking about booking a tour with him do it!!
Mike was beyond amazing. He is so personable and an outstanding story teller. He isn't your run of the mill tour guide, he is such a unique character and extremely knowledgable. Ex…
Martin
October 2020
Our Guide was Divan and he was just excellent. We could feel his passion for history and Rome and this shined throughout the tour. Highly recommended.
Olivia
October 2020
The tour with Mike was as good as we expected from the reviews. he's knowledge about the topic is just amazing!!! it was funny and interesting.
Esteban
October 2020
Incroyable expérience ! Michael est SUPER ! Un moment riche en informations & émotions. Michael est vraiment quelqu'un de sympathique avec une très grande connaissance des cryptes et de Rome en général. Je vous le recommande à 100% !
Michael
October 2020
Mike is a great storyteller with a great knowlegde on the subjects. We had Mike taking us through both Chamber of Bones and The Catacombs, and we had a thrilled experience. He took us through it all with a mix of wisdom and humour that made our day perfect. Could not ask for more.
Mike is a great storyteller with a great knowlegde on the subjects. We had Mike taking us through both Chamber of Bones and The Catacombs, and we had a thrilled experience. He took…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

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

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

What to bring

No Wheelchairs, shoulders and knees need to be covered, comfortable walking shoes are recommended