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Cimitero delle Fontanelle

Via Fontanelle 77, 80136, Naples, Italy
+39 081 795 6160
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  • Average5%
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“free entry” (16 reviews)
“metro station” (12 reviews)
“bones stacked” (3 reviews)
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Via Fontanelle 77, 80136, Naples, Italy
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+39 081 795 6160
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"free entry"
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"metro station"
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"bones stacked"
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"final resting place"
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"free attraction"
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"interesting place"
in 8 reviews
"follow the signs"
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"worth a visit"
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"unique experience"
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"spanish quarter"
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"san gennaro"
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"take photos"
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"cemetery"
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"cave"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Strange, but unique place. Free entry. It is really worth to visit comparing with other paid insights. Keep in mind, that this cemetery has working hours.

Thank bigbugz
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The free entry definitely enticed us but I gladly would have paid 5 euros to enter. My friend got some of the best pictures he has taken on our trip. It is eerie looking at the rows and rows of skulls as some of them...More

Thank Dennis F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In coming to the cemetary of the Fontanelle, I didn't know what to expect. However, once you enter, it's really apparent what you are in for. Your mind quickly fills with thoughts about every one of these souls, their lives, who they were, how did...More

1  Thank Craig M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is unlike anything I've ever seen before. I'm not sure what I was expecting but I was still surprised by this underground cemetery which is well worth visiting. It's a bit creepy though so not for the faint hearted.

Thank TPAT75
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Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

It’s a very special experience. Apparently millions of bodies have been left here over time expecially in the 1600 during the plague. The entrance is free. There is a very helful guard who tells you stories about the site. It closes at 5pm

Thank Massimo A
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Reviewed 12 May 2018

Full of bones and skulls but really BEAUTIFUL. This big cave is spacious and light and the bones are beautifully arranged. We went there by car so I don't know how easy it would be via public transport or on foot but I would still...More

1  Thank Renate V
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Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

Definately a special place to visit in Naples. Be sure to read a bit about the ”Cult of the dead” before visiting, to get a deeper experience.

2  Thank Katja L
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

The cemetery is partly underground and it is very interesting. The bones were brought here from the nearby catacombs. The entry is free, but you can take a guide. We went here on foot from the catacombs of St Gaudioso (15 mins). The way here...More

Thank Soccca
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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Saw this place on a TV show a couple of months back and so decided to check it out. Very atmospheric and dramatic setting in an old tufa mine (you can still see where they carved out ‘ladders’ on some of the walls). And then...More

1  Thank Tony B
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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

We went here about 11am and can honestly say I don’t know what all the other reviews are on about it being a dangerous walk from the metro?! It’s about a 10 minute walk clearly signposted the whole way in a residential area. I felt...More

1  Thank Rossyjedu
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Eric B
25 April 2018|
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Response from Carl D | Reviewed this property |
No, you will need to catch a bus and walk. Would suggest visiting Catacombs of Naples first, leave them by the rear entrance then 10 mins to the Catacombs of Saint Gaudiosus. from there it is about a 15-20 min walk to the... More
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Linda G
7 October 2017|
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Response from riff-raffkind | Reviewed this property |
I assume you can google it. It is bit hard to find as the streets are more chaotic there. It took me a couple of back and forth. Well worth it, though!
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