Our funeral agency has gained forty years of experience in the organization of funerals in Rome and province, always satisfying its clients, who are guaranteed bespoke and well thought out services.
Our funeral service in Rome skillfully manages a wide range of personal needs, from the simplest and austere to the most sought after and prestigious, ensuring always the best possible level of quality possible. Our main objective is to ensure maximum clarity and transparency in prices, always balanced and personalized according to each persons needs.
Le Croci funeral home , as far as funerals in Rome is concerned, has also distinguished itself over time for its respect and sensitivity in dealing with such a painful moment, the agency becoming synonymous with reliability and seriousness. The services offered by our agency are of quality and handled impeccably from every point of view, earning us great esteem in our field.
Our organization of funerals in Rome, ranges from the processing of paperwork to the type of transport preferred, to the choice of materials and the setting up of the funeral chamber, ensures total respect for the wishes of the deceased and loved ones.
We have also been collaborating for years with trusted florists, who, at the client's request, prepare cushions and personalized floral decorations to be placed in the funeral chamber and on the hearse.
Le Croci funeral home organizes funerals every day of the year, including holidays, and provides the needed assistance and support 24 hours a day.
Funerals in Ancient Rome
Funerals in ancient Rome represented for everyone, even the poorest, a fundamental principle , which for the Romans was to bury the dead with dignity. The fate of the soul of the deceased fell on family and friends, if a corpse was not buried, or the funeral was not celebrated according to the specific ritual, it was thought that the soul of the deceased could not find peace and continued to wander the earth distressing the living.
The funerals of the poor or those of children were hurried and were held at night; on the other hand, the funerals of adults of the large families whose expenses were borne by the relatives or the State were held during the day.
The funeral, even for the poor, was usually carried out by funeral directors, called Libitinarii. The word Libitinari comes from Libitina, goddess of funerals to whom money was paid for every person who died.
These "funeral homes " had at their service a considerable number of staff who were employed in various services; the pollinctores, who prepared the corpse for viewing , the vespillones, who put the deceased onto the bier and carried them to the pyre or to the grave, and the dissegnatores who ordered and directed the funeral ceremony in the grandiose funerals.
The funeral rites in Ancient Rome consisted of four fundamental parts:
A precise law explicitly prohibited cremation and burial of the deceased in the urban area, which is why the deceased was accompanied to the cemetery outside the pomerio (delimitation of the boundaries of the city by means of a sacred line). As a result of this law, in Rome and throughout the Roman world, cemeteries developed outside the city walls, along the streets leaving the city.
From the middle of the 1st century B.C., a columbarium building (today known as a loculus or niche) was built to house the burials of a family. Those who participated in the guild paid their fees in advance to the college, and bought the loculus for themselves or relatives.
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