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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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out of the way but worth it

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Brussels, Belgium

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Brussels, Belgium
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41 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank sherlockbe
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've never seen anything like this, and the care and attention given to the remains is humbling. We were met by a 'free tour guide' who took us around in 15-20 mins. There wasn't a charge but we didn't know whether this was because he then met other tourists whilst we were looking around. The cemetery isn't the easiest place... More 

Thank Notts01
Leicester, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

And not just the cemetery, getting there in itself was an experience. It's located in what I feel is a rather poor area of Naples. It felt very... native. And I was getting a few stares wondering around with my map. I was shown how to get there from the San Gennaro catacombs by cutting through the hospital at the... More 

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Shoalhaven, Australia
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149 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Take a taxi here as it could be closed. The neighbourhood looks dodgy but is fine - nice people to help us with directions to Materdei station which is about a 10 min walk away but with lots of stairs. The cemetery is sombre and hauntingly beautiful. I was with my sons - both aged 19. I didn't give them... More 

Thank Kathy W
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52 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

My friends and I had some trouble to find this place, but with some friendly people to point is in the right direction we did eventually find it. It's quite a walk, but I think it was definitely worth it. The place is quite dark and I thought it was a bit creepy, but also unique and very interesting to... More 

Thank Thalia L
United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Had to visit this place after seeing it on British TV, an Alex Polizzi programme about Italy. No entrance charge (they should). We got a taxi from our hotel and then enjoyed the walk back down through lovely working class area of the city, that you would otherwise not see. Very interesting and moving. Well worth a visit.

Thank JanetteK969
London, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

This attraction is a bit out of the way, but I'm glad I visited - it's a bit creepy so not for the faint of heart and is free of charge. I found the remains (many of which only date back to the 1950's) very interesting, especially the part-preserved body.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Walked quite a bit through the hot and chaotic city, this place is not very easy to find but luckily my friends spoke Italian so we got there with some local indications. A huge, fresh and dark place, in the heart of a mountain, with thousands of skulls and bones, arranged along the walls in and multiple rooms. Creepy and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

My daughter and I walked a fair bit trying to find this place , it was so hot and was a breath of fresh air to take it all in with it being underground, it was so much cooler to our surprise it was free and the friendly guys at the entrance waved us in, unlike the UK the dead... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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63 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

It's hard to find but when you do it's something special to see. Its a very unique place to see. People are there since the 1700's. It's also much bigger then you think. I've never seen a burial site in a mountain. It really is a must see but don't let your taxi leave without you.

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