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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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Day of the Dead ends here for all eternity!

After wending through the streets and alleyways of Napoli; after asking 3 or 4 Napoletanos for directions, we ended up in the Materdei section of Napoli. We walked through some of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Manhattan Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 via mobile

After wending through the streets and alleyways of Napoli; after asking 3 or 4 Napoletanos for directions, we ended up in the Materdei section of Napoli. We walked through some of the poorest of the poor neighborhoods, and then entered the caverns and caves of the Cimitero delle Fontanelle (free, opens at 9:00 a.m.; no tour guide necessary or needed,... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This kind of cemetery you have never seen before, promised. Not in the city center, but definitely worth a visit. Can be reached by Metro and a 10 minutes walk. Ask the locals for the way, they are extremely friendly. The place itself is exceptional.

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Caterham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This place was absolutely amazing although it did take us three attempts to find it and we did have several maps and instructions from previous trip advisor reviews. I have no idea how we did find it in the end but don't expect road signs to help you - I think we saw one! It was worth the perseverance as... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

An experience like no other was had when we went here. It had an air of tranquility in here and didn't feel obscure or weird in any negative way. It has been exhibited tactfully and is nice that it hasn't been made into an overcrowded, busy tourist attraction like many places in Rome and Amalfi Coast! Must do when you... More 

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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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New York City, New York
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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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North West England
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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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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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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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