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Cripta del Convento dei Frati Cappuccini

Via Cappuccini 10, 98038 Savoca, Sicily, Italy
+39 380 694 8408
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The Crypt in the Convent of Capuchins Monks of Savoca was built in the '600s. Inside it there is the ancient burial with niches and desicatted corpes. They were all rich people, from the high society of the city: doctors, lawyers, abbots, poets, because it was symbol of prestige for the whole family.
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Via Cappuccini 10, 98038 Savoca, Sicily, Italy
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"mummified remains"
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"ring the bell"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely little church with great views of the beautiful countryside. The crypt is fascinating and recommend you visit it – obviously there is no photography. They are free to go in, although there was a man taking “voluntary” contributions at the entrance to the...More

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Reviewed 1 May 2018

I always wanted to see a mummified person. You ring a bell and a man comes out and lets you in. A donation is expected.

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Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

We visited the crypt after an afternoon in Savoca. Don't be put off if it has a closed appearance just ring the bell a couple of times and someone comes. Entry fee is a donation. No photos allowed. The crypt is quite a surreal experience...More

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Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Small script with about 35 fully dressed bodies in wonderfully ornate coffins a donation can be given for the upkeep of this place can be made on exiting.

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Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Ring the bell and a short while later a lovely person appears. She not only opens up but tells you the story of the mummies (in their original clothes). The small catacombs are fascinating and provide a very different view of death and mortality. Not...More

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Reviewed 14 July 2017

One small tomb cellar with a bunch of mummies which of course look scary but interesting for the kids. You need to donate some money before entering but don't overdo as you will be out again in 5 minutes. Ok to visit if you are...More

Thank dapruz
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Reviewed 23 June 2017

This is a small cript with 37 mummified bodies of noble people who lived in the village in the 18th and 19th century. Surprisingly no woman bodies. All man

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Reviewed 7 June 2017

We visited this Convent and crypt whilst staying in the historic village of Savoca. The crypt is the main attraction due to the dressed mummified remains of local dignitaries, priests and monks. We found the crypt strangely interesting, if a little creepy.

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Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

This was certainly fascinating and different from the usual attractions. It's grim, but something you can't look away from with how many bones and deceased bodies have been used to create the "art". Pictures aren't allowed, so go see it for yourself! All the roman...More

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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Have never seen anything like this! A collection of 32 mummified friars in the crypt. They date from the 18th century. Interesting to see the clothing too.

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ilovemooch
12 April 2018|
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Response from Cripta | Property representative |
Yes, of course. It’ s free and it’ s located below the convent, along the Main Street.
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