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The Crypt

The legend

Lacking the certainty of history, as documents are lacking, we resorted to fantasy. It was meant that during the years of the Terror in France, some Capuchins, in order not to renounce their faith and save their heads from the guillotine, took refuge in Rome. There is more than one hypothesis: that it is the work of a ``grotesque eremitical genius`` or ``the patience of a friar`` or, again, the work of a man of ``ardent faith who almost jokes with death`` thinking about the Resurrection. Marquis De Sade writes that ``a German priest from this house executed a funeral monument worthy of an English genius.`` In this place, consisting of a corridor about thirty meters long, currently flanked by six rooms, the mortal remains of about 3,700 deceased, mostly Capuchin friars, were collected. Tradition has it that the land of this cemetery is holy land brought here from Palestine or even from Jerusalem.

The Crypt of the Three Skeletons

The Crypt of the Three Skeletons

The Crypt of the tibias and femurs

The Crypt of the tibias and femurs

The Crypt of the Basins

The Crypt of the Basins

The Crypt of the Skulls

The Crypt of the Skulls

The Chapel for the Mass

The Chapel for the Mass

The Crypt of the Resurrection

The Crypt of the Resurrection

FEC Rules

CONTACT DETAILS TO APPLY
FOR A PERMIT TO TAKE PHOTOGRAPHS / FILM INSIDE THE CRYPT

F.E.C (FONDO EDIFICI DI CULTO)
fondoedificiculto@interno.it
06/46537267 06/46547226

N.B ONCE YOU HAVE ACQUIRED THE PERMIT,
PLEASE CONTACT THE MUSEUM TO ORGANISE THE TIME AND DATE OF YOUR VISIT.
MUSEUM CONTACT DETAILS:
info@museoecriptacappuccini.it – 06/88803695

HOW TO REACH US

e-mail: info@museoecriptacappuccini.it

TICKET OFFICE

Book the guided tour inside the Museum. Possibility of booking private visits or groups.

Opening hours

Every day from 10.00 to 19.00 ( 18.30 last admission)
Via Vittorio Veneto 27 00871 RomE
Tel: 06/88803695
info@museoecriptacappuccini.it

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