Guided tour

Rome: Capuchin Crypt Semi-Private Tour

4.6 / 5

89 reviews

Activity provider: Gaudium Travel
Guided tour

Rome: Capuchin Crypt Semi-Private Tour

Activity provider: Gaudium Travel
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From US$ 48.79 per person

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

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Duration 1 hour
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
Private or small groups 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
Full description
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
  • Small-group of maximum 10 participants
  • Transportation

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  • Shoulders and knees must be covered
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4.6 /5

based on 89 reviews

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Extremely interesting experience. Kinda pricey given the short length (we paid almost the same for a joint Colosseum/ Palatine Hill/ Roman Forum tour, and that one included 3 different locations and was a lot longer), but the tour guide did his absolute best to make it as great and engaging as possible. Also, don't bother with a private tour, the normal one we booked was just 11 people and basically private anyway.

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November 11, 2021

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

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

Product ID: 141384