Guided tour

Rome: Capuchin Crypt & Museum Tour with Choral Concert

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Activity provider: Opera Omnia Events s.r.l
Guided tour

Rome: Capuchin Crypt & Museum Tour with Choral Concert

Activity provider: Opera Omnia Events s.r.l

From US$ 85.13 per person

Explore the early Christian history of Rome on a tour of the underground chambers at the Capuchin Crypt. Attend a concert of Gregorian chants and see masterpieces by Caravaggio, Domenichino, and Reni.

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  • Explore the early Christian history of Rome
  • Visit the Capuchin Crypt and see the bones of 4,000 Capuchin monks
  • Attend a choral concert in the restored Basilica of Santa Maria Immacolata
  • Learn how Christianity was once considered a cult and its members executed as heretics
  • Discover stunning works of art by Caravaggio and Domenichino
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Explore Rome's underground burial chambers and crypts to discover a history that predates Christianity, and post-dates the Renaissance. Join this tour to be taken back to a time when Christianity was considered a cult and its members were executed as heretics and buried as martyrs.

You will see hundreds of burial chambers, from modest single sites to extravagant family tombs, in the long corridors of the underground city.

Attend a choral concert by the renowned Schola Romana Ensemble inside the Basilica of Santa Maria Immacolata. The program is rare and valuable, and alternates the archaic mysticism of Gregorian Chants - the most ancient form of Occidental music - with the best polyphony compositions by the Roman School, including masterworks by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina.

Then visit the Capuchin Crypt and Museum for an encounter with Caravaggio’s magnificent “St. Francis in Meditation” canvas, along with masterpieces by Domenichino and Reni. See relics from the life of St. Francis and some of his followers. The Crypt is decorated with the bones of 4,000 Capuchin monks, including a real skull and crossbones and chandeliers made of human vertebrae.

  • Church of Santa Maria Immacolata private entrance
  • A capella concert in the Church
  • Gregorian chants & poliphonic music of the 1500/1600
  • Entrance fees to the Capuchin Crypt and Museum
  • Guided tour by a professional guide
  • Transportation

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Meeting point

Capuchin Museum, Via Vittorio Veneto 27, Rome

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4.3 /5

based on 29 reviews

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The guide and singers seemed genuinely happy to be there for the group. Excellent historical knowledge from the tour guide and the quartet of singers provided a musical experience that was one of our favourite experiences in Rome. A great way to appreciate history and music in a beautiful setting.

March 26, 2023

Terrific tour. Knowledgeable guide. We did feel a bit rushed through the museum and crypts; the tour could have been about 20 minutes longer for that. Also could not always hear the guide, especially in the crypts where we heard absolutely nothing, the headphones that are sometimes used would have made it all perfect.

March 26, 2023

Both the tour and the concert were amazing! The crypt was a bit cramped for the number of people in the tour but manageable. The only thing that can be improved in my opinion is the audio machine. There was a lot of static noise, but it was only a minor nuisance.

March 26, 2023

Product ID: 43812