Catacombs Night Tour in Rome | Semi-Private
LivTours Catacombs Night Tour in Rome will help you explore an exclusive ancient burial ground in Northern Rome after-hours. Explore underground hidden passageways of Rome and be the only ones in the catacombs thanks to our exclusive collaboration. Explore the catacombs with your group, your guides, a few flashlights, and absolutely no one else. Underground burial places under Rome, Italy, of which there are at least forty, some discovered only in recent decades.
From about the 2nd century onwards, the Romans started making catacombs burial spaces due to increased population density and shortage of land. Up until that time, Romans had believed in cremation, but the fashion changed towards the end of the Roman Empire with the influence of Christianity. The catacombs from that time period are very interesting as they contained examples of early Christian art hosting frescoes and sculptures some of which you will be able to see on your tour!
This is truly a unique experience reserved for LivTours travelers!
- Experience a crowd-free nighttime visit to Roman catacombs on a semi-private tour
- Enjoy LivTours exclusive after hours access to Saint Agnes' Basilica & catacombs
- See the Capuchin Crypt where the bones of 4000 monks decorate the walls
- Soak up the luxury of chauffeured private climate controlled transportation
- Navigate the underground history of Rome on this unique nighttime tour
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Your LivTours Catacombs Night Tour in Rome starts in front of the Capuchin Crypt and Museums where your LivTours guide will be waiting for you! From there you will begin your journey by entering the Capuchin Crypt, holding the bones of over 4,000 deceased Capuchin monks, it is an unforgettable sight. The bones, which have been decoratively laid out creating a mysterious atmosphere, will prepare you and your semi-private group of no more than six travelers for your upcoming stop at the catacombs of Rome. Once you have finished exploring the Capuchin Crypt and night begins to fall, your LivTours expert guide will escort you to a waiting private chauffeured car that whisks all of you to the ancient catacombs for the next part of your Catacombs Night Tour in Rome.
Arriving at the Catacombs of Saint Agnes, your guide will explain the story of Saint Agnes, why so many works of art have been dedicated to this Christian martyr and her place in Christianity. As soon as you walk up the stunning courtyard, you will understand just how valuable this piece of cultural heritage is and why it is considered an Italian national treasure. Saint Agnes was a young noble girl who refused the son of a prefect, believing that “Jesus is my only spouse”. It was her Christian beliefs that created problems for her in a pagan Roman Empire and sadly she was soon turned into authorities and sentenced to death by beheading. The bones of her body are preserved in the Saint Agnes Catacombs, while her skull is preserved in the Saint Agnes Basilica in Piazza Navona.
Your guide will lead you down to the three tiers of catacombs to get a closer look at the ancient burial grounds of the past. You, your semi-private group, and your guide will join other LivTours groups and descend into the depths of the catacombs with a Saint Agnes Catacombs affiliated tour guide who will provide a full explanation. Your guide will have a flashlight so you don’t get lost among the many tombs along the way. Learn about the unusualness of this structure which had been abandoned for centuries, and was only discovered once again in the 16th century.
Once the Saint Agnes Catacombs guide has you back to ground level, you will enter the beautiful Saint Agnes Outside the Walls Basilica. This basilica was built in honor of the young martyr over the very spot where her remains lay and have long been a pilgrimage site for Christians. The basilica is part of a larger, prominent funerary complex that is also home to a mausoleum in honor of Costanza, the daughter of the famed Roman Emperor Constantine. In fact, both his daughters’ remains are buried here, venerated with priceless 4th-century mosaics, some depicting early depictions of Jesus. You will visit the Mausoleum in complete exclusivity. This is a truly unique experience as you will be entirely on your own in this basilica which is often crowded thanks to LivTours’ exclusive collaboration.
Your semi-private tour ends with a luxury chauffeured ride back to the starting point of the tour in the city center.
- Skip-the-line tickets to all sites & attractions
- Capuchin Crypt Cemetery and Museum
- VIP Chauffuer
- After-hours visit to the Catacombs of St Agnes
- Basilica of St Agnes
- Mausoleum of Costanza
- Places of worship have strict dress code requirements for entry. All participants are required to have shoulders and knees covered (no tank tops or short dresses) to enter.
- There is no photography allowed inside the sites on this tour.
- In order to book this experience, you must be at least 2 participants.
- Due to these unprecedented times and ongoing safety and regulation changes, some sites may have limited accessibility if the venue can not guarantee social distancing which may lead to unforeseen tour modifications. Thank you for your understanding.
- LivTours’ group size of max 6 participants is and always has been based on sustainable travel and especially in these new times, we are proud to be at the forefront of the innovation, changes, and challenges that are presented to us during this post-pandemic time. At the moment, due to COVID-19 safety regulations, the museums and sites visited on this tour require wearing a mask while on the site. Please bring one for every participant over 6 years of age.
All LivTours Semi-Private Group Tours are limited to 6 guests per tour guide. Our commitment to maintaining our uniquely tiny group sizes can sometimes be a little tricky, mathematically speaking. For example, we want to ensure that traveling families and friends can tour together so on rare occasions we may add one or two guests in order to not split groups. On that same note, you may also find yourself on tour with less than six people! We thank you for your understanding and flexibility.
Covid-19All of our tours and experiences are in compliance with the latest local Covid-19 safety protocols. More information can be found in the voucher you will receive upon booking your tour/s.
Highly recommend this tour
"We took this tour last night with Thomas and we couldn't have asked for a better experience! The crypts were impressive and the underground tunneling of the catacombs just amazing. Thomas provided the history which made what we were seeing that much more incredible. We were also able to visit areas closed to the general public. Would highly recommend this tour."
Lara - USA
"This was a great tour. I love how this company offers tours with a maximum of only 6 prople. It allows for the best interaction and a very intimate experience. John was our tour guide and he was great. Very enthusiastic and good at drawing everyone into the conversation by posing questions throughout the tour. We only wish the tour would have lasted longer! You won’t be disappointed with this company. They are very interested in customer satisfaction and aim to please."
Rick - USA
Rome Catacombs at night
"Fantastic tour. Our guide Luca was amazing 😉 so knowledgable. Was full of interesting facts to share with our group. The catacombs are awesome at night! Grazie Luca...and grazie LivItaly for the great tour!"
Amy Sh. - USA