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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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Creepy cemetery

In Cimitero delle Fontanelle all the skulls are pilled inside a huge cave. Its a really interesting place to visit in Naples and worth the visit. Take the Rione Sanita to get... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Florianopolis, SC

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Florianopolis, SC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

In Cimitero delle Fontanelle all the skulls are pilled inside a huge cave. Its a really interesting place to visit in Naples and worth the visit. Take the Rione Sanita to get there and enjoy a glimpse of real everyday Naples.

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Vicenza, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy to find from the Materdei station; just walk down the hill and then down the stairs, make a left. If you can't find it, a local will point you in the right direction. Some signage there to help you figure out where it is, but don't rely on it as it seems to disappear the closer you get to... More 

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Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must-see place in Naples. You can get there by Metro (Linea 1 - station Materdei), after you get out it's just a 10 minutes walk. Attraction is for free and you are allowed to take photos. Place is full of skulls, you can even see a small coffin with a child's skeleton there. Feels pretty weird.

Thank Kadlino
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

We walked there from the Materdei station, it was a rather easy walk down the hill and it wasn't difficult to find. The entrance is free of charge. You enter a high cave-like structure, barely lit. And then you notice them immediately- skulls and bones are everywhere. Some skulls got adopted and inhabit a tiny case, that's not allowed anymore... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

In visiting this cemetary, I found it very unusual. Some of those who are buried here are known, most are not. They were brought here from all of the catacombs (monks, plague victims, rich, poor), all mixed together. My son was a little spooked seeing the bones and realizing they had been live people at one point. Entry is free.... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

The cimitero delle fontanelle is quite impressive. First time I see a cemetery that's caved in! Lots of skeletons and the place itself is quite freaky. Difficult to get there and find the place. You also have to go through dirty streets with weird people - watch out for your stuff!

Thank Laurence F
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Very very interesting place. You think it's going to be spooky but it's very peaceful and fascinating. Most cemeteries in Italy are great places to walk through, beautiful stone work and lots of history, the Cimitero delle Fontanelle is a must. Not much info in english on location. You should read up on it before you go or you can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Very easy to get to (though does require a bit of walking). Free entry and a nice story behind it. It is calm and respectful.

Thank Sebastian Y
Beveren, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Impressive cemetry. Spooky at first. Not many visitors so nice and quiet. Big hallways with sculls and bones. That's all

Thank Dominique170173
Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

one needs a good map or some knowledge of italian to find it but wow - impressive - entrance id for free, rather dark inside maybe a guide who can explain would be worth it

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