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Cimitero delle Fontanelle

Via Fontanelle 77, 80136 Naples, Italy
+39 081 795 6160
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Ranked #11 of 226 Attractions in Naples
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Caverns/ Caves, Cemeteries
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Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

As a traveler, you see churches. In Italy, lots and lots of churches. After seeing this place featured in the 2014 movie The Trip to Italy, and having a recommendation from our hotel that this was one of Naples' best sites I made the trip. The day I went my friend had already left, so I did it alone despite... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

An incredible experience and utterly fascinating. So very glad we defied the warnings about the neighbourhood (which btw is not affluent but having found each of the 3 people I asked for help finding it to be utterly lovely ... much much nicer than other reviewers have said). As you come out of the metro look down the hill you'll... More

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Antwerp, Belgium
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Definitely worth the visit! It is free and you don't really need a tourguide. Only if you want to hear some stories about the history of the skulls and the believes behind adopting one. The gatekeeper was super friendly, even though he didn't speek English and we didn't understand Italian, he managed to tell us that we could only take... More

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Naples, Italy
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The unusual Naples off the beaten tracks. If you go there you MUST HAVE an english speaking guide, otherwise you won't understand the incredible stories and legends behind this unique place. Go there if you are willing to see how religious belief mixed with popular myths.

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albuquerque, NM, USA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
31 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Free entrance and the crypt is very large with loads of bones. However, I was looking forward to seeing this place in Naples and was disappointed to find out that pictures weren't allowed (I snuck some anyway). Additionally, there are no guided tours and no signs or brochures giving information about what we were seeing or the history of this... More

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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51 reviews 51 reviews
35 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The bones and skulls that are here comes from around the city, e.g. Catacombe di San Gennaro and Catacombe di San Gaudioso.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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67 reviews 67 reviews
16 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

We walked from our hotel Hotel Bellini ( great stay), got a bit lost, but met a lot of locals along the way willing to help us. Fascinating stop, glad we made the effort to see.

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G.g
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I saw the cemetery here on trip advisor and decided to go. So very glad I did. The place is a bit creepy as there are millions of bones surrounding you and skulls everywhere you look. I read a bit of the history and lore associated with it and was glad I had that knowledge while viewing. Seeing how people... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This one wasn't in our guide book, we saw it mentioned on a television programe before leading the UK and as it was near our hotel popped in on our last day in Naples. We were very surprised to find it was free entry and a very interesting place to look around.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We visited this site following a visit to the Catacombs of St Gennaro in Capodimonte. The guide at the catacombs told us that all the bodie/boness had been taken to the Fontanella Cemetary. We visited this a few days later and found it a very interesting place albeit a bit spooky. The caverns are very large and there is plenty... More

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