Private Catacombs Night Tour in Rome
LivTours Private Catacombs Night Tour in Rome takes you to one of the most well known Christian burial grounds in Italy. Imagine being alone in the Catacombs while your private guide helps you discover the hidden passageways of this ancient underground space underneath Saint Agnes Basilica. LivTours’ exclusive long-standing collaboration with the catacombs allows you to explore this historic landmark in all its mystery without the crowds!
The church of Saint Agnes that we are able to see today is the church built by Honorius I in the 600s (yes, 1400 years ago!). This church is built on top of several others that came before it and like its predecessors, it too is built into the hill which houses the catacombs where Saint Agnes was buried. It was in 1728 when her grave was discovered and from there further excavations have uncovered the catacombs that you can see today. The church itself is elegant with its ornately decorated ceiling, golden mosaics, but what is not to be missed is the 7th century mosaic of a young St. Agnes. Your private guide will make sure you see all of this and hear the intriguing history behind them.
Come spend an evening discovering another part of Rome on this exclusive after-dark tour!
- Enjoy a private tour of Rome’s catacombs after they close to the general public
- Revel in the crowd-free catacombs & Basilica at night with LivTours exclusive access
- Listen to engaging anecdotes and history from your private expert local guide
- Savor the luxury of a chauffeured private car to and from the Saint Agnes Catacombs
- Visit the Capuchin Crypt where the bones of over 4000 Capuchin monks are kept
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Your LivTours Private Catacombs Night Tour in Rome starts by meeting your private expert tour guide in front of the centrally located Capuchin Crypt and Museums on Via Veneto. This city center crypt holds the bones of over 4,000 deceased Capuchin monks. Take your time to gaze at the particular placement of these bones throughout the crypt, as they adorn the walls and ceiling of the crypt as your guide tells you about the history of the monks and this stunning crypt.
After you have finished your visit to the crypt, you and your tour guide will be escorted to the Catacombs of Rome by private chauffeur. At the catacombs, you will enjoy LivTours exclusive priority access and have the luxury of enjoying a tour after closing hours! You will explore the crowd-free Saint Agnes Catacombs completely on your own with your private tour guide sharing with you the history of this Christian burial ground.
When you arrive at the Catacombs of Saint Agnes, your private guide will explain the life of Saint Agnes, her importance for Catholics, and why numerous works of art have been dedicated to this young, Christian martyr. Walking into the gorgeous courtyard, you will quickly understand the value of this cultural heritage piece. The site is dedicated to Saint Agnes, a young noble girl who chose to remain chaste, declaring Jesus was her only spouse, refusing the son of a prefect. Sadly, the Romans were not so excited about her dedication to her faith and she was handed over to the authorities and sentenced to death by beheading. Currently, her bones are kept in the Saint Agnes Catacombs (Saint Agnes Basilica Outside the Wall) while her skull rests in Piazza Navona’s Saint Agnes Basilica. Saint Agnes is most often depicted with a lamb by her side.
You will descend three tiers of catacombs to get an in-depth look at the ancient burial grounds of the past. You, your group, and your guide might possibly join other LivTours groups as you wind your way down into the depths of the catacombs with an on-site expert guide of the Saint Agnes Catacombs who will provide a full explanation of what lies below ground.
Once you are back at ground level, your guide will lead you to Saint Agnes Outside the Walls Basilica, built in honor of St Agnes, just over the very spot where her remains lay. The basilica is part of a larger, burial complex that is also home to a mausoleum dedicated to Costanza, Emperor Constantine’s daughter. Constantine was the first Roman Emperor to allow Christianity in the Roman Empire and both his daughters, Costanza and Helena’s remains are buried here. Venerated with priceless 4th-century mosaics, some of which display earlier depictions of Jesus – with long hair and a halo – as he is often still depicted today.
This is a unique experience where you will be completely on your own in this often crowded basilica thanks to LivTours exclusive collaboration. Your Catacombs Night Tour will end with a chauffeured drive back to your starting point in the city center. Your Private Catacombs Tour at Night gives you exclusive access to the Saint Agnes Catacombs after closing time so that you and your guide get to explore the burial grounds on your own! This is a unique LivTours experience which few people get to enjoy.
Your Private Catacombs Night Tour in Rome ends in the comfort of a chauffeur-driven van which takes you back to your starting point in the city center.
- Cappuchin Crypt Cemetery
- Private chauffuer
- Exclusive Night entry into the Catacombs
- Basilica of Saint Agnes
- After-hours entry into Mausoleum Of Costanza
- Return ride to Piazza Barberini
- Offered in: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian. Please specify under “Additional notes” if you wish to book the tour in a language other than English.
- 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 in some or all areas of this tour.
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Amazing what is underground Rome
"The catacombs are fascinating and even a little spooky. It's just amazing how many there are and how extensive they all are. Having taken the private tour, there was special attention given to our kids, who thought the whole experience really cool! We couldn't have been happier with this tour. Strongly recommend!"
Maggy - USA
"The tour guide was great. Very informative and you could tell he had a passion for what he does. Enjoyed the exclusive access to private rooms. It's quite captivating. Recommend this tour: very historically impressive and worthy in all respects. "
Peter S. - UK
"We loved the Catacombs night tour we booked through LivItaly. Shannon was so much fun and so knowledgeable. We've taken tours where the guide is just following a script. Shannon's tour was so much better!! She was really into the subject matter and her enthusiasm was contagious. The catacombs are fascinating and it's amazing that there is still so much to see after all these thousands of years. We highly recommend this tour and this tour company!"
Betty Ann - USA
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