With 10 years guiding experience under my belt, I will take you off the beaten path and bring ancient Roman society to life, telling the stories behind the art and architecture. Showing you the masterpieces that you absolutely have to see before you leave Rome. We will visit the Capuchin Crypts. Six Crypts decorated with the Bones of almost 4000 monks. Altars and symbols of Christianity made from human remains . Learn the intricacies of religious burial rights as we try to grasp that universal question. Next we are off the to the Basilica of S. Clemente - a 12th century Basilica built on top of a 4th century Basilica, built on top of a 2nd century Temple of Mythros, On top of a 1st century Roman Apartment block. Starting with the 12th century Basilica we will learn about the amazing byzantine art and mosaics. Continuing down to the 4th century Basilica where you will discover the early formation of the Christian Church and admire the frescoes and symbols within. Moving down to a 2nd century Mithra temple and see a 1st century fountain that has been running for over 2000 years.
I am an American living in Rome, Italy for over fifteen years. Married to an Italian, I Graduated from The American University of Rome. Working as a tour guide in and around Rome. I have a passion for history, travel and Italian Cuisine. Laughter is the key ingredient to a fulfilling life and humor is big part of what I bring to every experience. Master storyteller, my tours tend to be humorous bordering on Blasphemous. I focus on the stories behind the art, artist, architecture and Archaeology. Lets face it, nobody remembers all the the names and dates. They remember the Stories
You will see the Basilica of S. Clemente which is an archaeological record of the history of Rome from the beginning of Christianity down to the early foundations of Rome. Many people pass by or even walk into this Basilica not even realizing what is underneath it. Next the Capuchin Crypts also known as Rome's Bone Chapel, 6 crypts decorated with the bones of 4000 Capuchin Monks. Includes Caravaggio’s Art and relics from the life of St. Francis
Tickets are not included they will be purchased on site San Clement Basilica 10 € (children under 16 free) Capuchin Crypt 8.50 € (5 € under 18 - over 65) €1.50 Travel