Capuchin Crypt, Rome Italy

The Capuchin Crypt is a small space comprising several tiny chapels located beneath the church of Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini on the Via Veneto near Piazza Barberini in Rome, Italy. It contains the skeletal remains of 3,700 bodies believed to be Capuchin friars buried by their order. The word cappuccino is in fact derived from this and it allegedly alludes to the colour and ‘peaked finish’ of the coffee. In 1631, the Capuchin friars relocated to their current home on Via Veneto and the Vatican ordered them to also take the remains of their brethren with them. Following their relocation, the friars then went on to construct this bizarre crypt.

Capuchin Crypt, Rome
Capuchin Crypt, Rome
Capuchin Crypt, Rome
Capuchin Crypt, Rome
Capuchin Crypt, Rome
Capuchin Crypt, Rome
Capuchin Crypt, Rome

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Location

Via Vittorio Veneto, 27, 00187 Roma, Italy

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