Museo delle Anime del Purgatorio, Rome

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  • A recent review indicate that there is no information in English. This was not the case when we visited as A4 factsheet available atm. Photo of same attached incase they run out. Interesting collectio...  more »
  • After seeing the exterior of Sant'Angelo Castle, I came across it while i was strolling along the River Tiber. I didn't know what kind of building it was, but it looks like a museum. I thought we were a church from the look. It is not in the inside, but it might be possible to visit after it examines it beforehand if it is interested.
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  • The museum is reduced to a wall with some objects testifying to life in the afterlife. Very charming and also the church is interesting, with a Gothic style that is definitely a rarity in Rome. All good, too bad for the manager who "welcomed us" (I do not know if it was the sacristan). As soon as we entered he immediately signalled to us in a grumpy way that he would close soon, still allowing us to enter. We reassured us we were going out right away. After a few moments he practically kicked us out gesticling and with an aggressive tone of voice. I must say that our behaviour, like our clothes, was appropriate to a sacred place. Without making a fuss we went out, crossing other tourists trying to get in. They too, complete with slapped glances for clothing (in fact, in this case, too summery and inconsistent for the place). An almost caricatured rudeness, fortunately the only example of bad reception and rudeness that happened to us in magnificent Rome.
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  • Beautiful and kind of sinister at the same time. Visit the tiny museum of purgatory on the right..
  • Wonderful way to scare the hell out of people to make them submit to the Roman Catholic Empire while it fills its coffers with more money
  • Small but very moving museum. Powerful experience.
  • Fascinating. Very important reminder of the need to pray for the Church Suffering, in particular our deceased relatives and those who have no-one to pray for them. Smaller than I expected but well worth the trip! Exquisite little gothic church.
  • Among about ten purgatorial items enclosed in a single huge glass case there is for example a small prayer book with burnt fingerprints, a night-cap with burnt fingerprints, and piece of table surface with a charred cross and a hand-shaped mark. Dead people have reached from the depths of the purifying holy fire and scorched stuff. Why? Usually the point for a dead person suffering in eternal flames is to appear to someone familiar and ask him or her to pray on to shorten the time in purgatory. I don't know how it worked out for the souls that burned these objects. Nor do I know how modern insurance companies would react to claims for indemnity for purgatory-burned property. But the exhibition is definitely worth seeing!
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