The tombs of Angelo Altieri and Vittoria Parabiacchi, in the Cappella Altieri, sport the shortest inscriptions of any funerary monument in Rome. Each tomb bears just a single word: NIHIL (Nothing) and VMBRA (Shade or Shadow).
The Altieri Chapel is part of the Baroque church of Santa Maria in Campitelli.
My name is David Lown and I am an art historian from Cambridge, England. Since 2001 I have lived in Italy, where I run private and
small-group walking tours
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