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There are not massive statues.
There are not dozens of paintings by top artists.
There is not gold paint on everything.
That may explain why there are not tourists here.
Make it a point to visit. It’s not far from the “cool” places, and it...More
This church is located along Via Giulia, next to the Farnese Arch and is rather macabre. Around the entry portal are two laurelled skulls and above is a carving of “time flying” and a plaque with the inscription (loosely translated) “today me, tomorrow you”
This is a very unique place to get to know the philosophy behind the habit that in the 1700's the Dominican monks had on decorating churches with human bones. It has been under restoration for a lot of years. I think they reopened again and...More
It was my intention to visit its inside but I was very disappointed that unfortunately it's closed down for restoration. However, don't avoid it as the facade is still very interesting with the winged skulls looming over and the walk in Via Giulia is still...More
We stopped here with a guided tour late one evening. The theme of death is obvious in this church dedicated to St Mary of Prayer and Death. Centuries ago a special order of monks used to collect the bodies of the unknown dead and give...More
This church was built in the late 16th century to collect the bodies of unknown dead and give them a Christian burial. Although closed you can see see the pair of winged shills each side of the main doorway which are rather glorious albeit spooky.