Mar 18, 2014

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Crypts and holy bones tour

Crypts and holy bones tour

 

Crypts and sacred bones is a tour on the trail of the early Christian martyrs and popes. It starts with the Capuchin crypt in via Veneto, a seventeenth century cemetery of the Capuchin Friars. The crypt is unique and one of a kind. In fact all decorations are made with human bones!

Next stop are the catacombs of Priscilla. These catacombs were created on the property of the wealthy Roman matron Priscilla, who donated the land to Christians. The catacombs of Priscilla are the largest one in Rome.

Last but not least is the Basilica of S. Clemente. Built in the ruins of the house of the pope Clement who died as martyr in the II century AD. Immediately after construction the basilica became one of the most important shrines of the city, visited by thousands of pilgrims and it hasn’t changed till today.

Guided tour Crypts and holy bones itinerary: Capuchin cemetery, the Catacombs of Priscilla and Basilica of S. Clemente.

Time of the tour: 4 hours.

Best advised time to start the tour: 2.00 pm.

Admission tickets and additional costs: Metro tickets 3 euros per person. Tickets to the cemetery of Capuchin friars, tickets to catacombs of Priscilla and underground of Basilica St. Clement 22 euros per adult, children under 18 years of age 17 euros per person.

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