10 Offbeat Things to do in Rome

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Rome is a fantastic place to visit, but if classical buildings, spectacular art and eclectic architecture do not float your boat, perhaps offbeat Rome will. The city is full of unusual sights and things to do, as well as see. Here we take a quick look at a few of them.

We begin in the city’s Crypts, Catacombs and underground places, but do emerge into the light and sample some of the Rome’s other quirky places to see.

The Purgatory Museum

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Rome is, as you would expect, a very religious place. It’s home to the Museum of the Holy Souls in Purgatory at Chiesa del Sacro Cuore in Prati, Lungotevere Prati, which is a small church. The museum is home to artifacts that are said to prove the existence of purgatory. People stuck between heaven and hell are said to have left their mark on the items on display. The books with fingerprints and handprints burned into them are amongst the strangest and most striking of these.

 

Comments

  • I went to the Capucin Crypt on my very first visit to Rome. I didn’t think it was creepy at all, just very curious. The people were so small!

 
 
 
 

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