Rome crypt tours

This item appears on page 4 of the December 2019 issue.

Visitors in Rome can book the 3-hour “Rome Catacombs Tour with Capuchin Crypts” with The Roman Guy (in the US, 888/290-5595,

The Domitilla Catacombs, relics of some of the earliest Christian traditions in Rome, contain skeletal remains of up to 150,000 people in tunnels built as early as the 2nd century AD, while the five Capuchin Crypts are elaborately decorated with the bones of about 3,700 friars. Tour members also walk part of the ancient Appian Way.

The group meets at the Piazza Barberini. About $81 per person includes transport and English-speaking guide. Due to the religious settings, clothing must cover shoulders and knees.