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29 Jun 2018
“Something you rarely get to see”
15 Aug 2017
“Weird for sure....”
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Via Veneto, 00187 Rome, Italy
Ludovisi / Via Veneto
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Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

Full disclosure, I am a forensic pathologist and work with bodies and skeletons all the time. It is amazing to see art made from something that most doctors think of as a functional object. Who knew scapula could make nice wings or a combination of...More

1  Thank James F
Reviewed 16 August 2017

The church is lovely but the crypts below with the sculptures made out of bones was frankly weird. No photos allowed, there is a charge and the staff was not very friendly. If you want to see something offbeat, this is it but otherwise, plenty...More

1  Thank deldicque
Reviewed 2 February 2015

I was there in 1967 after reading about it in Frommer's book. The church was free at that time but did ask for a donation and now I hear they charge 6Euros. The bones of the Capuchin Friars was amazing the way each room was...More

3  Thank bevbrown49
Reviewed 13 November 2014

There's not much I can add to what has already been written by various people. The Church is beautiful and the Ossario is extremely interesting. The amount of work it took to display all the bones is amazing. If you are in the Via Veneto...More

2  Thank wctrvlr
Reviewed 14 September 2014

The Church of Immaculate Conception is above the more famous Capuchin Crypt (stairs lead up to the church, the museum is off to the right). The church is full of art and definitely worth a visit; the Guido Reni painting of St. Michael the Archangel...More

3  Thank SpanishStepsApt
Reviewed 22 July 2014

Well, what to say? I rated this 5 because you really will not see much else like it anywhere. The various rooms filled (decorated?) with the remains of all the monks is fascinating, mildly disturbing, reverential, and a bit "off" all simultaneously - I still...More

3  Thank Planegator
Reviewed 16 May 2013

In the crypt museum the bones of 4000 monks are arranges in a decorative manner. They had wall sconces, chandeliers, decorative wall scrolls, altars, all out of bones. Reverently creepy, but worth seeing.

3  Thank Julie58604
Reviewed 5 March 2013

The church itself was shut, but there is a new modern museum about the history of the Capuchin monks. The highlight of course are the totally bizarre crypts full of the bones of around 4000 monks. These bones are made into works of art, lampshades...nuts!...More

1  Thank debswestsussex
Reviewed 16 October 2012

It's jaw dropping to see human bones placed in decorative motifs. Capuccian monks buried their dead and poor Romans in these crypts. Much thought was put towards the placement of the bones. Those touring with us spoke in hushed tones while viewing this.

1  Thank travelteacher
Reviewed 9 October 2012 via mobile

First up don't follow the map on tripadvisor as its in the wrong place (I'll try and get tripadvisor to fix it). In the meantime get off at the Barbarini metro station and when you see the road climbing and twisting to the right, look...More

5  Thank Kieran M
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Ludovisi / Via Veneto
Thanks to Fellini and La Dolce Vita, the Ludovisi and
Via Veneto neighbourhood earned its reputation as a
posh area where gorgeous Marcellos wooed actresses and
models while bored housewives hung out in streetside
cafes. The cafes are still there, and so are the
cocktails, but the neighbourhood is now home to
five-star businesses including hotels, banks, law
firms, and embassies. The area is also right next to
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