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“A Very Profound Experience!”

Cimitero delle Fontanelle
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US$200,47*
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Fontanelle Cemetery and Sanità District Private...
Ranked #31 of 789 things to do in Naples
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed 28 June 2018

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 they get here...when it changes to the people who have since cared for them. Do your research before you go, so you have the story in mind. You can get the tour if you like as well. The story is exceptionally deep, sad and inspiring all at once. We took a taxi there, which I highly recommend as the path there is very hilly. You may also want to take a taxi back, but I chose to walk. This is a must see for anyone who can handle it. If you are sensitive, I would avoid it as it does take your emotions for a tour. Also, if you feel inspired, you can bring a coin, a rosary or a candle to place on one of the skulls or bones. I give it a 4 because it would have been nice to have a detailed pamphlet about the place as you enter. There are signs detailing most of the story as you walk around, but there is so much to this history that I feel would be better expressed in a pamphlet.

2  Thank Craig M
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Reviewed 28 June 2018 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.

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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 recommend it to anybody going to Naples

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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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