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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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Fontanelle Cemetery and Sanità District Private Tour
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Esoteric Naples Walking Tour
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Private Tour: Naples Walking Tour with Typical Lunch

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If you like old Italian churches that are crumbling away, skulls, bones, and shrines then this is a must for every macabre seeker of the dark. You will walk along a winding road... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you like old Italian churches that are crumbling away, skulls, bones, and shrines then this is a must for every macabre seeker of the dark. You will walk along a winding road, through a busy thoroughfare festooned with market stalls, streets strewn with rubbish and refuse, to wend your way to the bottle neck of an exceedingly long road.... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was travelling with my 16 yr old son and I was a bit worried after reading some of the posts about the area and lack of directions. However after a very crowded Metro ride to Materdei station signposts guide you all the way to Cimitero Delle Fontanelle. My 16 yr old son found it very interesting as did I.

Thank garveyg
Armeno, Italy
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

I visited this place and I was surprised by its athmosphere that is special. Also its story is special. SUGGEST

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London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

A humbling and sobering visit but worth a visit. We made our own way their which was tricky as it is difficult to find and signposting isn't great. However a number of walking tours seen on route which was helpful. Young children may find it creepy so better for older children / teens if going with a family.

Thank Carla P
Barrie, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Be sure to read up on the history of the cemetery before going. Im still pretty speachless about this place, what is there to say. It will make you think and reflect. Go there! Bring a trinket or coin to leave behind as a token of respect.

Thank Tippi C
Siggiewi, Malta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Although the area is not suitable for strolling around, the crypt is definitely worth a visit. Seeing all those bones pilled up without identity makes you feel very human and reflective.

Thank Rendell86
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Well, what can one say?! I did not know what to expect, but I loved the place. You won't spend hours there, but I think you will see something unique. After your visit, walk down to the old town to see real Naples and see some interesting sites such as the catacombe Di san gaudioso

Thank stephan j
Watford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

If you can get past the whole bizarre concept of looking at piles of skulls and bones, it's definitely worth a visit. Free to enter, it's down (and then up) 139 steps from the Metro station.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

This is more than an ossuary; it is a place where people tried to find hope, believing that the skulls of long-dead poor, neglected people could help still-alive poor, neglected people. Amazing...

Thank babbua
Maastricht, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

This is what you will be talking about when you come home and your friend ask you about your trip to Napoli. In time you probably will forget about most museums, churches and other tourist attractions. But not about this place. It's unique. Surf for the intriguing story behind this cimitero before you go. It's also very quiet most of... More 

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