One of my favorite things to attend in Rome is the once a year opening of the Sacconi Rossi crypt on Tiber Island.
The Sacconi Rossi was an organization that would collect the bodies of the unknown and unwanted dead for a proper burial. Now their bones are neatly stored in this crypt.
A Mass takes place in the church of San Giovanni Calibita at sunset.
After Mass there is a candlelight procession down to the Tiber River.
The procession continues into a crypt that is only open a few hours a year, on November 2nd.
No photos are allowed, but I got special permission to document this visit.