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Contrary to most of these places where mummified corpses are exposed, this church doesn’t look like a skeletons’ warehouse. The setting is respectful and the guide explanation reasonably short and interesting, it is also translated in English.
Something quite unusual but if in Urbania, worth a visit. The town itself is small with a small historic centre but features in the history of the area. Many visitors come here to learn the language and wrap themselves in medieval culture. Small but nice.
Tucked away at the back of a small church you enter a room that has 12 bodies in behind glass that are preserved dating back form 1800's Fantastic value for 2 Euros the guide speaks in a few languages and has a great story to...More
The guides (free with the 2 euro admission price) are knowledgeable about the history of the mummies kept in the church. The tour of how these mummies came to be mummified and the story behind each one of the mummies is a real eye opener....More
This place is a story of two halves: the first is that of the construction of the 'Church of the dead' itself. The second is the (much longer) saga of the unhappy deaths of those exhumed and displayed in glass cases in the chapel.