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Cappucini Catacombs


When: Every week
Where: Catacombs main entrance 
Language: English/Italian

Time: Check the calendar
Duration: 1 hours
Price: From €10

From the seventeenth to the nineteenth century, thousands of people, wealthy citizens of Palermo and rich celebrities, could gain burial in the Catacombs. They could afford the Friars mummification process and prepared for eternal display in the underground cemetery’s wall niches with generous donations.

Mummification became a status symbol of preserving status and dignity even in death, allowing the deceased’s families to visit them.

This tour is a fascinating overview that leads to reflection on death’s meaning, allowing a better understanding of the Sicilian society’s solemn tradition, particularly evident within aristocrats.

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