Duration: Full day
Location: Anagni
Language: English. Other languages on request.
Accessibility info: Is Not wheelchair accessible
Note: The Tour is not available on Sundays.
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Crypt of Anagni

Private guide available for the duration of the tour to make it unique and unforgettable.

Anagni is known as the “City of Popes” because several Popes were born there. The beautiful cathedral and the crypt are a demonstration of a relevant period of Christian history and a an essential historical memory of Italian History of Arts and of the events of that time.

In 1104 the construction of the building of the cathedral was completed. it had started in 1062. The real treasure of the cathedral is the crypt, known as “the Sistine of ‘200”, located beneath the sanctuary. It is divided as the church above, in three aisles separated by two rows of columns on which the arches which support the vaulted ceilings rely. At first the entrance was a secret passage to protect the hidden treasures.

The crypt is entirely covered with frescoes made by three anonymous “masters” dated to early 1200, in an excellent state of preservation, representing subjects with plastic and expressive schemes which preceded the development of the painting of Cimabue and Giotto.

You’ll visit:

the Cathedral, the Cathedral’s Museums, the Crypt, the Horatory and the Palace of Popes.

 

The Tour is not available on Sundays.
The tour includes:

  • Pick-up from the hotel with private vehicle available for the entire duration of the tour.
  • Admission Tickets.
  • Tour of the town of Anagni, visit to the cathedral, museums of the cathedral, crypt, Oratory and Palace of the Popes.

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