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Rome: Capuchin Crypt Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

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Rome: Capuchin Crypt Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

From US$ 40.64 per person

Discover what lies beneath the historic streets of Rome on a guided tour of the Capuchin Crypt with an English-speaking guide. Discover a macabre art collection completely made of human bones!

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Duration 1 hour
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Live tour guide
English, Italian
Wheelchair accessible
Private group available


  • Skip the long lines to the Capuchin Crypt
  • See Caravaggio's painting of St. Francis in Meditation
  • Learn about the medieval Capuchin order of monks
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Follow an expert English-speaking guide through the Museum and Crypt of the Capuchin Friars, located under the 17th-century church of Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini in the historic heart of Rome. Discover macabre masterpieces of art from the Middle Ages in the bone crypts, where your licensed guide will take you on a journey through the 500-year history of the Capuchin monks. Hear how – and why – they led to the creation of one of the darkest museums in the world. Stop to take a closer look at a different artifacts that hold secrets about life in the Eternal City in the Middle Ages. Be amazed by the different bone crypts that serve as a silent reminder of the swift passage of life on Earth. 
  • Entrance ticket
  • English-speaking guide
  • Transportation
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 15 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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The Capuchin Crypt was very interesting! The guide was very informative, very polite and willing to answer any questions. It is small, so time there was approximately an hour which was perfect to get on with other activities. I highly recommend seeing this most unusual place. It is a place of respect for the deceased and very eye opening to the dedication of the people whose remains are there.

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October 10, 2019

Brilliant, a thought provoking visit

There wasn’t much of a queue for this venue so pre-booking wasn’t particularly necessary, however a guide is essential in my view. It would be easy to wonder around this museum and look at the bones with macabre fascination. However our guide was excellent and not only set the scene historically but gave the context to this unusual museum. If you really want to get something from this visit, spiritual or something else, I would highly recommend a personal guide. Loved it. And once you’ve finished pop into Antico Ristoro Barberini for some focaccia fritte. Eat the most amazing bread as you contemplate the meaning of life.

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October 5, 2019

Unexpected Beauty

Our guide Beau was amazing, he definitely made this tour what it was! The way he explained all the crypts and the details before we entered left you understanding the purpose. I would highly discourage simply walking through without a guide as you will not truly understand the meaning of this hidden gem. Highly recommend for anyone thinking of seeing this and would strongly suggest you request Beau as your tour guide!

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June 22, 2019

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