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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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The Fontanelle cemetery is a cave where the old remians were moved to make space for new in the local churches & cemeteries. Read about the History & Cemetry before the visit as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Fontanelle cemetery is a cave where the old remians were moved to make space for new in the local churches & cemeteries. Read about the History & Cemetry before the visit as the only thing you can see is bones and skulls. The best option to visit the place is to take a cab especially in summers. Carry your... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can't grasp how many skulls and bones there are until you are here! It's humbling and definitely worth a visit! The Cimitero is away from the usual tourist area in Napoli and there are a lot of small streets in this area. So if you are not good with navigating your way using a map, better call for a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely worth to go, specially just after catacumbs. Its little bit creepy, a lot of bones etc. Its hard to get there. I was walking from catacumbs - Via Sanita and coming back by metro Materdei.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even though I was a bit reluctant, I enjoyed my visit immensely. It if a truely fascinating place, with a tranquil atmosphere, not spooky at all!

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fontanelle Cemetery is an ossuary, located in a cave. In the early 16th century, local cemeteries were full, so moves were made to bury outside the city walls, this wasn't a popular idea and people insisted on burials in their local church cemeteries. To appease the population, undertakers made space by removing bodies from cemeteries, placing them in shallow graves... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

2nd oddest place we have visited while in Naples. A quiet place for reflection. There is nowhere to eat, drink or use the toilet nearby. So be prepared! Quite a walk from the subway if you have trouble with stairs

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a cemetary and resting place of victims of the plague. It was a very sad place to visit, very humbling, but I am glad we went. The skulls and bones are stacked and you cannot comprehend the sheer volume or emotion until you are there seeing and feeling it for yourself. Very peaceful, very holy and very humbling.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

If you want to visit places which is not popular for common tourist and you interested in mysterious things - you need to go to the Cimitero delle Fontanelle. It situated near the center of the city, in the still place. This is the big old cave, what was made by ancient Neapolitans. It's elder than many ancient roman buildings.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

I love this place. It's a little out of the way but is well worth a visit, It really shows the superstitious nature of the Neapolitan people too. People would adapt skulls to bring good luck to their family. Eventually this cemetery was closed by the arch-bishop as the worship of the bones was becoming a type of cult back... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

It's amazing the amount of people paying respects to un named people so they they can have a better life after death

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