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Private Tour Dark and Sinister Side of Rome

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Roma, Italy
Private Tour Dark and Sinister Side of Rome
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Rome’s Church of the Immaculate Conception (Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini) is home to one of the city’s most unusual crypts, made up of five chapels decorated with the bones of more than 4,000 Capuchin friars. With this tour, admire both the historic church and its singular, if slightly macabre, underground crypt with a guide to fully appreciate both the exquisite paintings and impressive bone art.
  • Skip-the-line tickets for more time inside the church and crypt
  • Admire the church’s 17th-century paintings with an art historian guide
  • See intricate works of bone art decorating the undeground crypt
  • A private tour, customizable based on the ages of your family or group
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Professional guide
Blue Badge guide
Guaranteed to skip the long lines
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Fountain of the Bees , Via Vittorio Veneto, 13, 00187 Roma RM, Italy
3:30 PM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • as you entering a sacred place, please dress appropriately. Shoulders and knees for gentleman and ladies must be covered.
  • It is important that you are at the designed meeting point 15 minutes prior tour departure.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Mea ToursEvents S.r.l.
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private Tour Dark and Sinister Side of Rome?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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What is the policy on sanitization during Private Tour Dark and Sinister Side of Rome?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Private Tour Dark and Sinister Side of Rome?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Tour Dark and Sinister Side of Rome?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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If you can avoid buying a tour from this guy, just do it.
, Sep 2021
Antonio Maggi is the owner of the company offering this tour. And he is the one that has cheated us. Before explaining the problem we had with him, let me tell you that I am writing this review after having told him what I think about the awful situation we experienced 3 days ago, after reading his stupid and childish excuses, and after having given him time to refund the money he charged us for a tour he did not offer plus a false advertised tour. I am now waiting to see what Viator (as the one selling the excursion) replies concerning the refund, as they have also requested a refund in my name but must give Mr. Maggi up to 72 hours to reply. As you can see, this tour is only offered for groups of up to 2 people—it only gives you the opportunity to book for 2 people, no way to add more. This said, we wrongly considering this had to be a very unusual place that could only be visited in extremely small groups, so we were excited about it and booked 2 excursions for a total party of 4 people. To start of with, once we reached the meeting point, only one guide came. She was waiting for the 4 of us. Where was the second tour guide we had paid for? First thing that annoyed me. Secondly, the guide told us the itinerary she was going to follow, which included taking us to places that had nothing to do with this tour, such as Piazza Narbona and the Pantheon. I did not like what she offered but said nothing, despite my anger slowly increased. I soon became really upset, as the guide kept us walking for half an hour—saying nothing related to the tour—because the church was still closed. She pretended to show us a fountain but only stoped nearby and crossed the street to have a look at it when we requested her to do so. After visiting a not very interesting fountain, she took us for a walk in Via Venetto street. When we told her it was time to go back, we returned to the church and the museum to finally begin our excursion. However, the church was still closed so the guide decided to start the visit by visiting the museum (which, by the way, was already open when we arrived the first time). She said she could not explain anything in there because the museum would not let her give a tour (no explanations about the works inside, almost nothing). After this horrendous “tour”, I could not stand it any more so I told her how I felt about all this weird things that were happening—the museum did not require people to enter in small groups, she was offering visiting places we had already been to and had no such advertised “skip the line lines, etc.—not to talk about the fact that one guide was missing. We had paid for two tour guides (and only got one) to go on a false advertised tour of a maximum of two people (which sounds very exclusive, but is not), with no existing “skip the line tickets” (8,5 euros an ordinary ticket to the museum with no “skip de lines” line), to visit something that in total only takes one hour to see and a promise to walk all the way to Piazza Nabona and The Pantheon to queue for 20-40 minutes to enter, as there in no way to skip the line in the Pantheon. In my opinion, this is a scam. I told the owner what I thought about his lack of professionalism and what he answered was insulting. He said that he had reviewed my reservations the day before (I had reserved a few weeks ago, so I don’t believe this, in the first place) and he assumed there was a mistake in the reservations. He said that, instead of contacting me immediately to find out, he decided to send just one person (although he had charged me for 2) and wait until the tour had ended to call me to see pwhat had happened and maybe refund one ticket and put all of us in one booking. Can someone believe that? Also, he said it was our fault to ask for 2 tours instead of adding 2 people. I do not know if he has changed this now, but at least until yesterday you could only add to people in one reservation. Anyway, I ignore the options he is considering now as I still have no refund, no response, nothing. If I were you, I would not only refuse to book this excursion but also try not to book with this company. He has cheated me and will surely cheat you as well. From my side, as I told Mr. Maggi and Viator, I am going to sue all the parties involved if I do not get a refund, as I paid around 650 euro for 2 tours, got only one and the one I got was rubbish and did not correspond with the advertised. Thank you for reading and I hope to have been able to avoid Mr. Maggi from cheating more tourists.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Dear Mrs Beatriz Poves Royo, Let me thank you for spending sop much time to write such a long untrue and quite disturbing review. Give me couple day to fully replay to all your allegations and to copy and past your very colorful language and (as i have been told by the guide) almost at some points fisical towards her as, you got so close to her and screaming to her face in the street at the point (and i hope you did not do that as wish) of spitting on her face. Such behaviour from a lady, i would found it quite disturbing. However, you had the refund (lets clear that) and give me some time to make all the documentation together and will replay as soon as possible. All the best Antonio Maggi

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