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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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Very humbling experience.

I decided to visit here due to the trip advisor reviews and I'm so glad I did! It was a very humbling experience and amazing to see. I would definitely recommend going. A local... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I decided to visit here due to the trip advisor reviews and I'm so glad I did! It was a very humbling experience and amazing to see. I would definitely recommend going. A local bus gets you near by, and a tourist maps of Naples shows its. We walked from the centre of Naples and it was actually very well... More 

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Sarasota, Florida, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Since my husband is from the area, he was able to easily ask for directions in the local language. However, it is hard to believe that in this residential district lies this historical gem. The Sanità district has much history and this is just one part of it.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

GPS Coordinates: 40.858884, 14.238781 Tough to reach, but well worth it so do not be discouraged. As you can see from the photos, there is an extensive collection of human remains but there are no unusual odors in case you were wondering. Access is free and the tour is self-guided. Spend as little or as much time as you want.... More 

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Lauria, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Not for the faint hearted and in a very edgy part of Naples but if you can go see this macabre celebration of life and death. It sums up the Sacred and Profane that lies at the heart of Neapolitan life. Get off at Matardei or walk through Sanita it's about 15 minutes from the Archaelogical museum. If stuck ask... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Very interesting cemetery. Even though there are so many skulls around it is not creepy at all. I would advise planning your trip using Google maps as I did and found it without any problems.

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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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Address: Address: Via Fontanelle 77, 80136 Naples, Italy
Phone Number: +39 081 795 6160
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Campania  >  Province of Naples  >  Naples

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