The guides (free with the 2 euro admission price) are knowledgeable about the history of the mummies kept in the church. The tour of how these mummies came to be mummified and the story behind each one of the mummies is a real eye opener. Don't miss this tour of about a half hour.
This place is a story of two halves: the first is that of the construction of the 'Church of the dead' itself. The second is the (much longer) saga of the unhappy deaths of those exhumed and displayed in glass cases in the chapel.
The guide, who indeed speaks only Italian, but is good at making himself understood, described the...