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Museum and Crypt of Capuchins
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Reviewed May 13, 2009

You'll not see anything like this anywhere else, that is for sure. Not for children or for the easily squeamish. It is pretty neat though what they've done with the bones. You sometimes forget it is a bone you're looking at.

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Reviewed October 14, 2008

I'm a big skeleton fan, so this was right up my alley. I wasn't really counting on the dried skin to be slapped back on some of the skeletons though. That was quite the extra touch. There were signs saying not to take photos (not that people heeded them), but I'm not sure it was out of any sense of reverence by the church there. After all, in the gift shop there were postcards of the skeleton monks, picture books of them, etc. It sort of reminded me of that exhibition of people who have been plastinized and who are positioned like they are riding bicycles or throwing footballs. In this case, they are glued to the ceiling or wearing clothes or having dried out skin stuck to their skulls. In any case it wasn't as reverent as I thought it might be, but it was still really great and I would recommend it.

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Reviewed August 29, 2008

This is one of the coolest and must unique things to see in Rome. It's wacky religious, mysterious, and cool. It is unfortunate though that they don't allow photos and that the lady who works there was a bit rude about needing donations. Still, the visit makes a great story.

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Reviewed May 24, 2008

My friend has lived in Rome for years and we'd never come across this place until recently. Well worth a visit, especially if you've visited Rome several times and have seen the usual sights. Went in April 2008.

I don't want too say too much as it may lessen the impact of this place - it's incredible and quite eerie. Takes around 30 min to view the whole. Entry by donation.

For refreshments nearby there's the Hard Rock Cafe or a bit further on round the corner is the Cafe de Paris (cheap for coffee if you stand at the bar).

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Reviewed September 14, 2007

What a great sightseeing experience! This series of crypts is located underneath a small church just next door to the Lamborghini dealership! This alone should tell you that you're in for an unusual experience! While some might consider this place spooky, I actually found it quite awe inspiring. These monks cared enough about their brothers to upkeep this special place. There is a great plaque in the last crypt that reads "as you are, we once were, as we are, you will be". It gives the whole experience a deeper meaning! You'll be very glad you visited--it only takes a few minutes to see.

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