Halloween: the 3 scary places to visit in Rome
“Rome is unknowable, it reveals itself over time and not completely. She has an extreme reserve of mystery and still some oasis.”
━ Ennio Flaiano
Rome is not only history, monuments and beauty but also mysteries, stories hidden in alleys and crypts and haunted churches.
Today on the blog of 4L Collection Hotels Hotels we bring you to the discovery of 3 thrilling places of the Eternal City, hidden in the center but all to be discovered on Halloween days.
THE CRYPT OF THE CAPUCHINS
A suggestive but but disturbing cemetery decorated with the bones of over 4,000 friars of the ancient cemetery of the Capuchin Order?
No, it is not a nightmare: we are in the center of Rome where, in the five chapels, there are macabre remains collected between 1500 and 1800: here skulls, femurs, shins and scattered bones form chandeliers, hourglasses, clocks, arches and much more, or create niches that welcome the mummified bodies of monks dressed in the unmistakable brown habit with a large hood.
A place definitely creepy, a crypt like "moment mori" set in the historic center of Rome, next to Via Vittorio Veneto, and and two km from our Hotel Orazio Palace and Hotel della Conciliazione.
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THE MUSEUM OF THE SOULS OF PURGATORY
A Gothic church suggestive and definitely peculiar in its beauty, but without a doubt totally out of context with the surrounding architecture: we are on Lungotevere Prati where, a few meters from the Palace of Justice, stands the Church of the Sacred Heart of Suffrage.
Inside there is a place definitely scary, and perfect for a scary visit on Halloween days in Rome: it is the Museum of the Souls of Purgatory, a spectral exposition of documents and testimonies that would prove the existence of Purgatory and the souls of the deceased.
Are you brave enough to read these lines?
THE PROTESTANT CEMETERY
A macabre walk perfect for Halloween?
Behind the famous Pyramid Cestia, a stone’s throw from the Lungotevere in Rome, there is a mystical garden made of disturbing pines, cypresses, myrtles and laurels, wild roses and flaming camellias surrounded by high walls and dotted with hundreds of tombs of artists and poets who have enjoyed the good fortune of living more or less for a long time in the Eternal City.
It is the Non-Catholic Cemetery, one of the oldest burial places still in use in Europe, where the presence of sculptures inspired by classical antiquity and the absence of noise give a sense of deep and unusual quiet, perfect for those who want to get away.
A mystical place, silent and sometimes disturbing, but worth visiting.