History, humour, sacred and profane will pave the way of this journey through stories, legends and anecdotes around the place visited and the people who created them. We will meet in Piazza Barberini, right in front of the Triton fountain and from there we will move by taxi to the first venue. We will visit first the ancient Christian Catacombs, a burial site created and decorated by the early Christians in Rome between the end of the 1st century and the 5th century A.D. A place where we will get to know about the lives, deaths and about the art of these people who endured centuries of persecutions before being finally recognized and accepted. Then we will head again by taxi to the Crypts of the Capuchins, a place frozen in time, where almost 300 years ago a group of friars decided to fully decorate 6 crypts with the bones of almost 4000 of their brothers in faith in an absolutely unique barroque style that some find beautiful and some gruesome. ***** I will book a taxi from venue to venue, we will go first to the catacombs and then to the bone crypts (Taxi fares will be shared by the participants) Tickets are not included, they will be purchased on site: Catacombs €8,00 (€5,00 children under 16, free under 5). Capuchin Crypt €8,50 (€5,00 under 18 and over 65) ***** Should you have any question or special request before booking the experience, please contact me!
I am an Italian-American born and bred in Rome, where since a very young age I nurtured my passion for history, ancient mythology and languages often travelling through cities and tropical jungles around the world. Experienced actor and storyteller, I will lead you off the beaten track, through hidden chambers, underground forgotten tunnels, pagan temples and christian churches, all of it nestled right underneath the busy and cluttered Roman streets.
We will first go to the Catacombs exploring the architecture and art created by the early Christians, forgotten and then rediscovered throughout almost 2000 years of history. Then, passing through a museum hosting tools and relics of friars and saints, and an original painting by Caravaggio (St. Francis in Meditation), we will go through 6 crypts entirely decorated in French Baroque style with the bones of nearly 4000 Capuchin Friars.
6歳以上の方6名まで参加できます。 Tickets not included, they will be purchased on site: Catacombs € 8 (€5 children under 16; free under 5) Capuchin Crypt 8.50 € (5 € under 18 - over 65) Taxi fares will be shared by the participants. Barberini metro stop is…
Tickets not included, they will be purchased on site: Catacombs € 8 (€5 children under 16; free under 5) Capuchin Crypt 8.50 € (5 € under 18 - over 65) Taxi fares will be shared by the participants. Barberini metro stop is permanently closed.