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Rome: Catacombs & Crypts Tour with Roman Aqueducts

1. Rome: Catacombs & Crypts Tour with Roman Aqueducts

Escape the crowds of the Colosseum and Vatican, and explore the darker side of Rome on a 3-hour and 15-minute small group tour of the ancient catacombs and crypts. Venture to parts of the city that few visitors ever see, traveling between sites by air-conditioned minibus. First, follow your guide to 3 memorable sites, each revealing the extraordinary secrets of Ancient Rome. They include the labyrinthine Roman Catacombs that were part burial ground and part refuge for the persecuted early Christians of Ancient Rome. Then, visit the Capuchin Crypt, known locally as the “Bone Chapel,” and marvel at the walls, decorated with the bones more than 4,000 monks. To finish out the day in style, visit perhaps one of the most spectacular sites in all of Rome - the Roman Aqueducts. Enjoy time to explore and understand this monumental landmark from a stunning vantage point.

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Rome: Haunted City Exploration Game

2. Rome: Haunted City Exploration Game

After you buy the quest, receive a code which grants you access to the quest in the app (the app is free to download). Along the way, find the story of the most prolific executioner in Rome, discover the church of chained spirits, and see the woman who was cursed to lose her hands. Find out many other stories of the people who lived and died in these 10 places that you’ll visit. The quest can be played at any hour, but it is recommended that you try it at night, for the full haunted experience. It will take you from 1 to 2 hours to complete, but there’s no time limit, so you can finish it at your own pace. The total length is about 3.5 km. Each clue will lead you from one place to another, giving you exact directions, so you won’t need a map or GPS. When you solve it and guess the answer, the secret story of that place is unlocked. You won’t need a guide, just download the app, go to the starting point (Piazza del Popolo) and you’re ready to go on a city exploration adventure. For larger groups, one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to play the city game on their smartphone. Alternatively, each person can purchase their own ticket. You can play as a group and solve the clues together as you walk, or you can split into smaller groups/teams and compete against the others. Each person can also play on their own, separate from the group, and meet the group at the end.

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Rome and The Vatican: Angels & Demons Mystery Game

3. Rome and The Vatican: Angels & Demons Mystery Game

Play the role of Robert Langdon in Angels and Demons as you walk around Rome in search of clues and amazing stories. Each clue will lead you from one place to another, giving you precise directions, so you won’t need a map, a GPS or a guide. When you solve it and guess the answer, the secret story of that place is unlocked. Along the way, you’ll reach amazing places seen in the movie, such as the Vatican and Saint Peter's square, Fontana di Trevi, Piazza Navona, Castel Sant Angelo or the Santa Maria della Vitoria church. You will find out secret stories about the places you discover, and you will get to solve the mystery of the Illuminati. After you buy the quest, you will receive an access code that you can use in the app. It will take you about 2-hours to complete, but there’s no time limit, you can finish it at your own pace. You won’t need a guide, just download the app, go to the starting point and you’re ready to go on a city exploration adventure. As you solve the clues, you'll discover new locations and stories. For larger groups, one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to play the city game on their smartphone. Alternatively, each person can purchase their own voucher. You can play as a group and solve the clues together as you walk, or you can split into smaller groups/teams and compete against the others. Each person can also play on their own, separate from the group, and meet the group at the end.

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Rome: Roman History City Exploration Game

4. Rome: Roman History City Exploration Game

Be led on an exciting self-guided tour around Rome's city center while playing a mobile-based quest with your friends and family. Solve clues and discover the fascinating history behind the monuments and attractions. Download the app, go to the starting point, and begin the adventure. Follow clues that will take you back in time to learn about the origins of some of the Italian city's most iconic buildings and tourist sites like the Colosseum. Here's a sneak peek at the storyline: “It’s 2020: you are Giulia, a young archeologist with a special connection to Ancient Rome. You are the descendant of Valeria Messalina, spouse of Claudius, who reigned over Rome from 41 to 54 A.D. A legend about this woman who dressed up as a prostitute has been haunting your family for centuries. She would roam the streets of Rome in search of men, but her life was cut short by a gruesome murder. ..." Unlock the secret stories of the places you visit as you solve the problem and guess the answers. Discover the charming streets of Monti, and explore the Roman Forum. Use the clues to lead you from one site to another. Each clue provides you with exact directions so you won't need a map, GPS, or guide. Complete the tour in about 1.5 hours, however, there’s no time limit, allowing you to go at your own pace. Play as a group or split into smaller groups/teams and compete against the others. Each person can also play on their own, separate from the group, and meet the group at the end of the tour.

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Crypts, Catacombs & Dark Heart of Rome Supersaver Tour

5. Crypts, Catacombs & Dark Heart of Rome Supersaver Tour

Delve into the unusual aspects of Rome’s history on 2 unique tours that introduce you to the ancient city's darker dimensions. Kick-off this full day with a crypts and catacombs tour that visits 3 unforgettable sites in the Eternal City. Your tour begins at the ancient Roman Catacombs. Dating back to the second century A.D. this extensive network of tunnels winds it way beneath the city. Established in the days when Nero was torturing Christians, the tunnels became a place of burial, as well as refuge and celebration. The next stop is the Basilica San Clemente, another site that few visitors ever see. Descend from a 12th century Basilica down through a huge 4th-century basilica, a 2nd-century sanctuary of the mysterious Mithraic cult and, finally, to ruins dating back to the reign of Nero and the Great Fire of 64 AD. Finish off this part of the tour with a visit to the Capuchin Crypt, known locally as the Bone Chapel. The Capuchin monks used the bones of 4,000 of their brothers to decorate the walls and ceilings. Between excursions, enjoy some free time to have dinner or go for a stroll in the historical center of Rome, taking in the magnificent sunset. As the sun sets over Rome a new city comes to life. Having survived the Middle Ages and the Inquisition, the city has stories to tell that are far from average bedtime tales. For 90 minutes you’ll wander through piazzas in the dark heart of Rome with an expert English-speaking storyteller, listening to stories of murders, executions, and betrayals. See the house of the most notorious murderer ever to work in the Eternal City and visit the bridge that, according to the legend, is haunted by the ghost of the female pope.

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Rome: Escape Game City Tour

6. Rome: Escape Game City Tour

Explore Rome in a new way and solve mysteries to find your next attraction. Find the answer to each new riddle, and make your way to the new location. Play with groups up to 5 people, and choose from six different languages. Receive a link after purchase for the city escape game mobile app and your associated login credentials. Put your mind to the test and get the answer in order to continue the game. Compete for time against other teams or stop and start as you like. Spot your favorite sights and monuments with some simple riddles and others that make you scratch your head. Enjoy the option of playing the game in English, German, Dutch, French, Italian, or Spanish. Unlock the city and escape Rome.

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Rome: Ghosts and Mysteries Guided Walking Tour

7. Rome: Ghosts and Mysteries Guided Walking Tour

Follow your guide as you explore Rome and learn about the dark secrets buried beneath the city's ancient ruins and churches. Your ghoulish sightseeing tour begins at Castel Sant'Angelo. Initially commissioned as a mausoleum for Emperor Hadrian, this impressive structure later served as a prison. From here, your tour takes you along Via del Governo Vecchio to Piazza Pasquino. See the battered Hellenistic-style statue believed to date back as far as the third century BC before heading to your next stop, Piazza Navona. Visit one of the most animated squares in Rome, built on the site of the Stadium of Domitian. See the Pantheon, a masterpiece of Roman engineering and one of the best-preserved temples of ancient Rome. Continue to explore the most picturesque part of Rome as you head to the nearby Piazza della Minerva. Admire the Elephant and Obelisk at the center of the Piazza. This statue was designed by Italian artist Gian Lorenzo Bernini and unveiled in 1667. Next, visit Largo di Torre Argentina. See what remains of the Theatre and Curia of Pompey and hear the powerful story of power struggles and treachery as you learn about the site where Julius Caesar was assassinated in 44 BC. Your sightseeing tour comes to a close at Piazza Mattei, a beautiful little square that takes its name from the palace of Giacomo Mattei that overlooks it.

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Rome: Capuchin Crypt Private Guided Tour

8. Rome: Capuchin Crypt Private Guided Tour

Enter the Church of Our Lady of the Conception of the Capuchins, and get an introduction to the history of the church and the Capuchin monks. Admire masterpieces by Reni and Muziano and see hundreds of portraits of the monks. The deeper you go, the darker the atmosphere gets. In the crypt, see the bones of 4,000 friars that cover the walls, floors, and ceiling arches. Discover the history of this fascinating location and learn how it came to be full of so many corpses. Hear about the Capuchin Cardinal Antonio Barberini, and why he ordered the remains of thousands of Capuchin friars to be exhumed and transferred here.  Look inside the 5 subterranean chapels and marvel at a macabre work of art of intact skeletons draped with Franciscan habits and bones arranged in elaborate designs. Discover the ghoulish sign that reads, "What you are now, we once were; what we are now, you shall be."

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Rome: Highlights of Trastevere Exploration Game

9. Rome: Highlights of Trastevere Exploration Game

Here's a sneak peek at the storyline: “You are Luisa Valiena and after nine years in the U.S, you are returning home to Rome’s Trastevere district. Though you are returning to visit family, you will not stay long. In fact, you wish you hadn’t come at all. However, with the death of your younger brother, Pietro, and the letter he sent you before he died, you had no choice but to enact his last wish...” As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. So, are you up for an exciting city game?. Start at Ponte Fabricio, cornering Lungotevere dei Pierleoni. It will take you around 1.5 to 2 hours to complete. Explore at your own pace, pause the game, and resume anytime from the location where you paused it. You will finish at Statua di Trilussa. Receive an email on how to download the game to your phone. Play on your own, in a large group, or in several smaller groups that compete against each other and meet at the final stop of the game.

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Rome: Exclusive Small-Group Catacombs by Night Experience

10. Rome: Exclusive Small-Group Catacombs by Night Experience

Your incredible tour begins at the the Crypt of the Capuchin Monks on Via Veneto, where you will meet your professional expert guide and join your exclusively small group of 6 people maximum. This historical crypt holds the bones of over 4,000 deceased Capuchin monks, which have been decoratively laid out creating an eerie atmosphere which is sure to leave you impressed. As your tour of the Capuchin Crypt ends and night begins to fall, your guide will escort you to a private chauffeured car where you will be taken to ancient catacombs for the next part of your tour. Your chauffeur will drop you off at the incredible Basilica of Saint Agnes outside the walls, which was built in honor and protection of the remains of Saint Agnes, a young Christian martyr executed under the reign of Diocletian. Here you will have the chance to visit the beautiful interior of the Basilica, and can descend into the impressive catacombs through exclusive access granted only to your guide's groups. A Saint Agnes affiliated and certified guide will here take you and other groups through the underground hallways lined by hundreds of tombs. Once above ground again, you will continue your visit with your exclusively small group of only 6 people. Your next stop will be just behind the Basilica di Saint Agnes in the Mausoleo di Costanza. This basilica is part of a larger, prominent palaeo-Christian funerary complex which is also home to a mausoleum dedicated to Costanza, Emperor Constantine’s daughter. The access to these incredible catacombs and funerary complex is privileged and exclusively granted to your guide's company's groups. This is sure to be an off-the-beaten-path, beautiful, and inspiring adventure which you will surely not soon forget. Once your tour has ended, you will hop back in your comfortable car before being taken back to the city center.

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What people are saying about Lazio

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 85 reviews

Hands down the funniest and most engaging guide I've had in all of Rome. John was excellent through the entire trip, enthusiastic, knowleadgeable, and full of great jokes. It was a delight getting to ride the bus and go through the crypts with him.

It was a lot of fun finding the clues and amazing seeing Rome at night. We had to use the hint a few times due to things being under construction and couldn’t see the clues. Would definitely recommend this if you have a spare couple of hours

Our tour guide was incredibly knowledgeable and gave us really fascinating detailed stories about the art, the artists, and the politics of the time. Great tour, and a bargain!

It was amazing and eye opening experience, but it requires a lot of patience and stamina, lots of walking.

Fantastic guide! Well worth while. Extremely knowledgable and very interesting