The Catacombs at the Convento dei Cappuccini, Palermo
via Cappuccini, 1, Palermo 90129
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No trip to Palermo is complete without a visit to the catacombs found under the Convento dei Cappuccini. This fascinating and ... More
The Catacombs at the Convento dei Cappuccini
No trip to Palermo is complete without a visit to the catacombs found under the Convento dei Cappuccini. This fascinating and eerie place has some 8000 bodies preserved, all dressed in specially made outfits. Find out about the various chemical and drying processes used to prepare the corpses and marvel at the systematic way they were organized according to sex and profession. A separate cave contains the remains of two-year-old Rosaria Lombardo who was preserved almost to perfection by a meticulous embalming process.
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By A Yahoo! Contributor, 2/23/07
I have visited this place today, Friday 23rd of February and it was one of the most bizarre places I have ever been to. Before there were cemetries, the people of Palermo used these catacombes for the deseased. Around the year A.D.1700 there were a lot of people who died of lepra. To see all these skeletons. mostly standing up, dressed in old cothes and ordered by rank, richdom or status, is an absolute bizarre experience. Nevertheless it is a part of the Sicilian history and a must to see when you're here. The baby girl Rosalia Lombardo's face is in a perfect shape after more then 80 years. Entrance is 1 euro 50.
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