The burial tour is focused on places where we can admire an ancient ritual used to preserve the bodies of the most important figures of society: the mummification method. This itinerary touches four places in the province of Ragusa (Scicli, Modica, Ispica and Comiso) where you will appreciate mummies: this is a unique tour that will lead visitors through mummified bodies which have come to us (almost) intact after centuries.
I10 Sub-route 1 – Comiso
Route description: The route focuses on the Church of Santa Maria della Grazie in Comiso, the only one which houses mummified bodies and a unique example in Sicily because of its “crypt or mortuary cell”. There are still exposed the mummified bodies of monks of the Third Capuchins Order and secular people.