A tour of The Capuchin Catacombs of Palermo (also Catacombe dei Cappuccini or Catacombs of the Capuchins) are burial catacombs in Palermo, Sicily, southern Italy. Today they provide a somewhat macabre tourist attraction as well as an extraordinary historical record.Originally the catacombs were intended only for the dead friars. However, in the following centuries it became a status symbol to be entombed into the Capuchin catacombs. In their wills, local luminaries would ask to be preserved in certain clothes, or even to have their clothes changed at regular intervals. Priests wore their clerical vestments, others were clothed according to the contemporary fashion. Relatives would visit to pray for the deceased and also to maintain the body in presentable condition.
Enjoy a private1 hour tour of The Catacombs of the Capuchins in PalermoYour driver/ guide will meet you at your hotel or your cruise ship, he will then drive you to the catacombs where he will give you a guided tour of the catacombs, You will visit the Monks' Corridor, Women's Corridor, the New Corridor and finish off at the tomb of Rosalia Lombardo who died in 1892. Along the way you will the see the macabre body of the first monk entombed in the catacombs Silvestro of Gubbio, who was mummified in 1599 and entire families who died during the spanish influenzaYour driver will then drop you off back at your hotel or cruise ship