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Cimitero delle Fontanelle

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Address: Via Fontanelle 77, 80136 Naples, Italy
Phone Number: +39 081 795 6160
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Skulls as art

A bit out of the way probably best reached by taxi but can walk 10 mins from Materdei metro. The bones are laid out artistically or like the work of a stone mason! In a small cave... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Ballarat, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

A bit out of the way probably best reached by taxi but can walk 10 mins from Materdei metro. The bones are laid out artistically or like the work of a stone mason! In a small cave like area it is free to get in. TIP : it is a good side trip after learning about bones being removed from... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

a bit off the beaten track, in a rough part of town but won't find this anywhere else than in Naples.. less gruesome than you might imagine but still leaves it's mark seeing all the skulls and bones. don't miss it

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NAPLES,ITALY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Absolutely intriguing ~ worth a visit~ but don't get scared! It is off the beaten track and not in the best part of town ~but worth seeing like I said!

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Mastic, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This is an incredibly unique location, but it's not for those who eschew the ghoulish. Although the abundant piles of skulls and bones almost make them seem surreal,the display remains oddly reverent--making our own mortality very present.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Free entry into this underground cemetery. An incredibly unique experience with walls of bones and skulls staring out at you from the walls of the cave. Definitely worth a visit alongside the nearby catacombs. Definitely a bit of mission to get to, hidden behind a big metal gate keep yours eyes open for the gate/sign (its definitely possible to miss... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This little gem is well worth a visit. It is a bit of a chore to get to, particularly if it is really hot but you will never see anything else like it!

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

bit hard to reach via public transport, but a good map is helpful for walkers and it's not too far. We hired an unofficial guide, along with some Italian bikers on a bike tour. Tour was in Italian and was thorough but his accent was a bit difficult for us. We gave our guide 10 euros for the two of... More 

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Hermosillo, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

A striking eeriness feeling. Not your usual cementery. Lots of skulls and bones, definately worth a visit. Free of charge and just a 25 minute walk from Catacomb of st. Gennaro.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Found it ok after reading other reviews here - still quite a hike. But worth the visit! My kids were disappointed they didn't see any bones at the catacombs, so we took a side trip to Fontanelle cemetery - no shortage of bones here. Doesn't seem quite real, so didn't bother any of us. Was a "different" experience, and it... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

This is quite an impressive place, though not easy to find. If historic or religious places interest you then this is worth a visit. Even if they aren't normally, there's something awe inspiring here.

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