The Capuchin Catacombs of Palermo are made up of five subteranean limestone corridors. They are interconnecting and occupy an area of about 300 square meters.
In these salons are housed about 2.000 skeletons and mummified bodies, making the Catacombs of Palermo the largest and the most extraordinary collection of mummies in the world.
The bodies face death erected in white niches, with clothes remarkably preserved for centuries and with a label upon which is written the name and the date of decease.
The legend says that among these bodies there would also be that of the Count of Cagliostro, needlessly tried by Napoleon when he visited the convent.