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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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Wanted to do something different from churches and a cemetery seemed to be just that. It was quite a good exhibition albeit without information in English (definitely do some... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Wanted to do something different from churches and a cemetery seemed to be just that. It was quite a good exhibition albeit without information in English (definitely do some research beforehand to appreciate this place) nonetheless, even without any information a cemetery set writhing a mountain was quite awe insuring. Some of the bones and graves were quite freaky. A... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Uncertain about how to get there, we took a cab. Big expensive mistake. Turns out it was easy walking distance from the line 1 Materdei metro stop. Bizarre, yes. Utterly fascinating, but not for the squeamish. How many million bones? Many, many, but the shrines set up amongst them are little jewels of devotion. Beautiful and eerie. Also loved the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We tried finding this from the city map our hotel gave us. It is in sanita district , you need to take the lift down to this district from the bridge if you follow the city map. It is a good hour and a bit walk from Centro storico. Once you are in sanita there are signs but you have... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Very interesting to visit and fascinating story behind it. Should be better advertised and signposted!

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Barcelona, Spain
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

First of all, I must say that my point of view may be distorted as I am a bit obsessed with death. I found the cemetry too obscure and the idea of accumulating skulls over each other, skulls of people that died just some years ago, really disturbing. Also, it is on the poorest quarter of Naples which as you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Very interesting and unexpected place that is worth your time. I agree with others that it can be a bit hard to find (even with a smart phone) but after going down the stairs where you think you are lost, keep heading uphill after the Church on the left-hand side you'll find it. Free to enter as well! Made me... More 

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Trondheim
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

This painting is worth a visit to Napoli alone, but fantastic art Collection as well. Easy to find, Bank of Napoli

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Aviano, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Having been travelling all over Italy for two years I was getting a little bored with visiting yet another Cuomo and church so off we went in search of this somewhat different cemetery. It's a little out of the way, best to look for the church next to it. The experience was unique indeed, rather eerie and not to be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Had the privilege of being driven there by a friend, so no issues in locating the place whatsoever. Although I was given a briefing on the history of this 'museum'..I was caught totally unaware. It's unique. It's great for some self introspection. It was in a way, the perfect way to end my holidays! Hardly any tourists, which really helps... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Don't only go for the skulls - the place on its own has an unique spirit. Take time to watch out of the "windows" - marvelous! And not so hard to find as so many say: Just go with the Underground to Marterdei - than use the left exit - look downwards the hill and you see a one-story "house"... More 

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