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Fontanelle Cemetery and Sanità District Private Tour

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    A two hour walking tour to explore Sanità district of Naples with its churches, beautiful architecture, tradition and folklore, then a visit to the Fontanelle Cemetery.


    The Fontanelle cemetery in Naples is a charnel house, an ossuary, located in a cave in the turf hillside in the Materdei section of the city. It is associated with a chapter in the folklore of the city. By the time the Spanish moved into the city in the early 16th century, there was already concern over where to locate cemeteries, and moves had been taken to locate graves outside of the city walls. Many Neapolitans, however, insisted on being interred in their local churches. To make space in the churches for the newly interred, undertakers started removing earlier remains outside the city to the cave, the future Fontanelle cemetery. The remains were interred shallowly and then joined in 1656 by thousands of anonymous corpses, victims of the great plague of that year.

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    Departure Point
    Piazza Cavour near Porta San Gennaro
    • 2 hour guide service
    • Tips (optional)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

    An amazing experience Bones of Naples following the Plague (Black Death) and the Cholera Epidemic all on display.

    Thank 689adeleb
    Insolitaguida, Responsabile reception at Insolitaguida, responded to this reviewResponded November 3, 2018

    Hi Adele and thank you very much for your review. See you sooner in Naples!

    Reviewed November 16, 2017

    Well, unfortunately TripAdvisor doesn't offer a 6 star rating otherwise i would have given it to this amazing organization. Tour was beyond interesting and i have to say our guide Giulia did an excellent job in explaining all the aspects (from historical to artistic and...More

    Date of experience: November 2017
    Thank Dinocorti
    Insolitaguida, Responsabile reception at Insolitaguida, responded to this reviewResponded November 21, 2017

    Dear Dino thank you for your review. We are very happy to heard such words about us. See you sooner to discover another piece of Naples! Luigia

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