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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 neapolitans and death

The belief of the neapolitans about the life after the death, is as old as Naples and is different from any other place in the world. Here, the believers are sure that, the soul... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Aniello S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The belief of the neapolitans about the life after the death, is as old as Naples and is different from any other place in the world. Here, the believers are sure that, the soul of the dead, never leaves the place where he used to live and, sometime, they are sure that dead friends, return in dream, leaving messages or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This takes a bit of walking to but is a unique and fabulous place. We were the only people here on the day we visited and it is quite an experience to see the row upon row of bones and skulls in this subterranean cemetery.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although Sanità is not a quarter for strolling around, this huge crypt is definitely worth a detour. Very touching and offers great reflection on our human condition. Also, there are many stories surrounding this place that typify Naples and its folklore.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went to this site with my boyfriend and his daughter, we thought this was very impressive. The site is free, which was a pleasant surprise, the visit is relatively short, and I recommend reading up on it a bit before because the explanations are few and far between, but it's worth it for the sense of awe you're left... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Free entry, about 10-15 minutes walk from Materdei metro station. Thousands of skulls might sound macabre but cemetary is breath taking ,beautiful and a very peaceful place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

With free entry, it is a great place to visit if you're interested in catacombs. We walked from the city centre and took the metro back from Materdei station and it all worked nicely. The cave was very quiet and empty as its a bit off the beaten track, but you pay a lot of money to see similar things... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To witness the outcome of our body with skeleton after death. It is very humbling and definitely worth a visit. The skull and bones are stacked together in a row in a cave to save space. The full decomposed body in a coffin right in front of your eyes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a macabre, beautiful, cemetery in a cave, that houses 70,000 skeletons from the black plague in Naples, Italy in the 1700's.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 July 19, 2016 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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