"Cappucin Crypt" Convento Frati Cappuccini - Santa Maria della Concezione Tip by rattay

The Cappucin Crypt (yes that is where "cappucino" comes from) is where the Cappucin monks "buried" their dead. I say "buried" because, a better word might be "stored" or "kept." Its basically a series of rooms that are absolutely covered in bones. They used bones to make the chandeliers, make clock on the ceiling, skulls and shoulderblades to make putti etc. Plus there's a few in-tact skeletons wearing their robes just kickin it. If you are morbid like me, you will love this.

Address: Piazza Barberini
Directions: It's just off the Piazza Barberini attached to a church. Most tourbooks should have the exact location.
Phone: 06 8880 3695
Website: http://www.cappucciniviaveneto.it/

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  • Written Feb 16, 2004
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