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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...more
Went to see the Mummies as part of the Godfather Tour run by Tui.Other tour operators may offer this as part of their excursion, but I am not sure.It was a small crypt with about 15 mummies in total.Some have been vandalized but this was...More
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
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
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
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
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.
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