Dem bones: Rome´s creepy Capuchin Crypt

Another short stroll from the Colosseum, beneath the Church of Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini, completed in 1631, the six-room Cripta dei Frati Cappuccini is adorned with the bones of some 3,700 Capuchin monks arranged in intricate designs. The idea is not to be gratuitously macabre but as a reminder of human mortality, and bony Catholic crypts and chapels known as ossuaries can be found elsewhere, too – especially in the rest of Europe.  

Read more in my post 8 Interesting, Off-the-Beaten-Path Attractions of Rome.


Wellcome Images


Read more…

You need to be a member of Tripatini to add comments!

Join Tripatini