Catacombe dei Cappuccini
Piazza Cappuccini 1, Palermo
Over 8000 dead bodies staring back at you, that’s what this unexpected destination has to offer. From the beginning of the 16th century Capuchin monks started mummifying bodies of the local gentry and put them in the cave under the monastery. All the dead still wear their daily life clothes, uniforms etc which makes the place even spookier than other catacombs.
Divided into different sections according to the rank the person held in life, one of the most curious being the section of girls who died as virgin, and who for this ragion go to heaven straight away.
The 4 year old girl who died in the beginning of the 19th century is another highlight. She looks almost alive.