Discover three of Rome’s most off-the-beaten path open-air sites on this cemeteries of Rome tour. The jewels of Campo Verano, Basilica San Lorenzo and the Romantic Protestant Cemetery.
Explore the lesser known cemeteries of Rome...
the jewels of Campo Verano, Basilica San Lorenzo and the Romantic Protestant Cemetery. We first visit Rome’s Protestant Cemetery next to the stunning spectacle of Rome’s last standing 2000 year-old pyramid. Roman Law in the 19th century prohibited atheists and non-Catholics from being buried with Roman Catholics and so a separate graveyard on the edge of the city was built to accommodate them. We will visit the graves of 19th century Romantic poets including Keats, Shelly and the German poet Goethe along with many other writers and visitors who found their last resting place in Rome.
Next, Campo Verano gives us a glimpse into the beauty of Italian funerary statues as well as the resting places of some of Italy’s most famous people in the last 2 centuries. Learn how Campo Verano was targeted for the 19th July bombing of 1943 and how this tragedy affected the nearby neighborhood of San Lorenzo. At the Ancient Basilica of San Lorenzo we enter the church where the bodies of several Popes, and the martyred deacons Saint Lawrence and St. Stephen are buried. Leave behind the eerie feeling most cemeteries give, and bask in the beauty of these lesser-known sites in Rome
Entry to the each site included in the tour
Expert Local Guide
Headsets for groups when appropriate
Transport during the tour
Some temporary exhibitions and special events may be excluded
Food and Drink
Know Before You Go
Please check-in at the meeting point 15 minutes prior to your scheduled tour time. Tours will depart promptly at the scheduled time, and no refunds will be given for late arrivals or missed tours.
Proof of identification may be required, so please bring a valid form of photo ID for each guest.
Tours will proceed in all weather conditions, unless the site is closed by authorities for safety reasons. It is highly recommended to bring bottled water, sunscreen, hat and umbrella.
All tours operate within the current COVID-19 regulations set by the Italian Government.
Wear comfortable walking shoes and be sure to dress warmly in colder temperatures, and bring a cover for bare shoulders inside any churches in the warmer months.