Catacombe dei Cappuccini, Palermo

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Housing more than 8,000 Sicilians' mummies, Catacombe dei Cappuccini is one of Italy's (and the world's) most unusual and macabre attractions. Explore the tombs and hallways to view these permanent residents, the oldest of whom was embalmed in 1599. Two-year-old Rosalia Lombardo is one of the catacombs' most famous inhabitants. Although she interred in 1920, she still seems almost lifelike. The underground cavern's dry atmosphere and mineral content keep the mummies remarkably preserved. Small children and the squeamish may want to avoid this attraction. Make Catacombe dei Cappuccini a part of your Palermo vacation plans using our Palermo journey planner.
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  • The website says open but it is closed as of this March 2022 Initially closed for Covid, then renovations. Now the renovations are running behind schedule. 
    The website says open but it is closed as of this March 2022 Initially closed for Covid, then renovations. Now the renovations are running behind schedule.  more »
  • The catacombs are now closed for construction and renovation until further notice, so you don’t have to bother with making that long-ish journey and being disappointed! 
    The catacombs are now closed for construction and renovation until further notice, so you don’t have to bother with making that long-ish journey and being disappointed!  more »
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  • My husband and I were confused by different info regarding whether or not this place is open so we went there today. We were so hoping it was open Unfortunately it is not open yet. ☹️ The gentleman at the office stated they are hoping next month it will be open. So maybe sometime before summer.
  • Closed until somewhere in September 2021 (info directly from the caretaker and a Capuchin friar). I'm a disappointed because I was really looking forward to see me some dead people. I mean: they're hanging on the walls! What's not to love about that!?

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