Chiesa di Santo Stefano - Mummie di Ferentillo, Ferentillo

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Take an eerie trip to Chiesa di Santo Stefano - Mummie di Ferentillo, a collection of mummies buried beneath the Church of Santo Stefano. Although the bodies weren't mummified when buried, scientists have discovered that a rare microfungus present here resulted in natural, well-preserved mummies. You can still see the hair, beards, teeth, and clothes on the corpses--including a lawyer who met a gruesome death, a mother and her child, and several other people. Try to spot the Chinese pilgrims, too, who died in this location en route. If mummies aren't your cup of tea, stick to admiring the partial frescoes from the 12th-century church. Using our custom trip planner, Ferentillo attractions like Chiesa di Santo Stefano - Mummie di Ferentillo can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • August 15, 2017
    A baroque inspired church that was built over the pre-existing church that was used as a relic and is now home to the famous mummy museum. Very well maintained while the columns and part of the walls ...  more »
  • July 27, 2017
    The ride to it's beautiful. Spectacular mountain peaks and rock faces pasted against where houses seem to be. We combined this point of interest with the Cascate della Marmore. Near the Church and do best in the morning, then the light comes from the right side. Beautiful pictures of the cypresses and the monastery, which now partially serves as a hotel. There is nothing to do here, it's a wonderful quiet place where you can walk around. The Church is small and modest. The frescoes not of a great quality. Much damage and little explanation but still bother.
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  • July 23, 2017
    Simply shocking to see. ... Not with small children it's too impressione..............la visit of course being a room does not last long
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