We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cimitero delle Fontanelle

Via Fontanelle 77, 80136 Naples, Italy
+39 081 795 6160
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #12 of 223 attractions in Naples
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Caverns/ Caves, Cemeteries
177 visitor photos
Write a Review

512 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    341
    143
    24
    1
    3
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Antwerp, Belgium
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Naples, Italy
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
albuquerque, NM, USA
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
24 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Gothenburg, Sweden
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
16 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
G.g
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Naples, Italy
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I was recommended to visit the cemetery by a local from Napoli, and I have never seen so many skulls in one place (this was my first crypt adventure in Italy). It was peaceful and worth venturing to see. There is no admission, and I would recommend a visitor join a tour to understand the history of the cemetery. That... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Easy enough to find, but had no idea how enormous these caverns would be! Free entry, which was a surprise. The skeletons have been placed all around the edges of the internal walls of the caverns. Some arranged in decorative piles, with leg bones under and skulls lined on top in rows. Some skulls have been placed inside little boxes... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Cimitero delle Fontanelle also viewed

 
Naples, Province of Naples
 

Been to Cimitero delle Fontanelle? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Cimitero delle Fontanelle, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing