Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini close to the famous Via Veneto, was built in 1624.
It boasts works by Caravaggio, Guido Reni, Domenichino and Pietro da Cortona, but it owes its prestige to the famous Cemetery, that anyone who has a taste of horror will certainly like.
Here, the bones of over 4,000 Capuchin friars have been used to entirely decorate five crypts, and even the pendants are made of skeleton!
The ornamentation of the crypt was completed in the mid 1700’s.
A monition saying “Noi eravamo quello che voi siete, voi sarete quello che noi siamo” (meaning we were what you are, we will be what we are) stands out against the framework of the crypt.
Open every day, except on Thursday, from 9 to 12 and from 3 to 6,
Metro A line, Barberini stop