With the fashion now in the zombie series, skulls And all those kinds of things, there are tourist places that are gaining many visitors in recent years thanks to that. Some of those places are the Catacombs, wherever they are they attract the attention of many tourists, eager to see in person the human remains of various civilizations.
In Palermo you will find the Catacombs of the Capuccinos, one of the most important in the world and that is a must for lovers of the theme, although you will also love it if you are not. A dark place with a lot of curiosity and that arouses great curiosity in all its visitors. It could well inspire all the houses of terror that are in the theme parks.
So are the Catacombs
They are located on the outskirts of the city and inside there are more than 8,000 corpses, many of them in a perfect state of conservation. In fact, there are some who do not even appear to be dead, such as Rosalía Lombardo, a two-year-old girl who seems to be sleeping since she has nothing deteriorated in her body. Very gloomy, I know, but who likes these things will enjoy in the Capuccinos.
The Catacombs of the Capuccinos have their origin in the year 1599, when Silvestro de Gubio, a monk who was considered a saint. Seeing that the conservation conditions were incredibly good, it became almost a tradition to bring the deceased there, especially the most important personalities of the time. In fact, there were people who left in their wills the data of how they wanted to be put in the catacombs, in what clothes and in what position.
The place is divided into zones in which women, men, children, important professionals and monks are classified. As soon as you start to go down you will notice a great humidity, something logical since there must be it so that the bodies can be preserved in good condition. You can go both in the morning and in the afternoon, and there is an option to hire a guide for me to tell you the whole history of the place.
INSIDE THE CAPUCHIN CATACOMBS OF PALERMO (October 2022)
- catacombs, Palermo