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Cimitero delle Fontanelle

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Address: Via Fontanelle 77, 80136, Naples, Italy
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I visited as part of a walking tour which culminated at the catacombs. Initially they make a big impact, both in terms of size and the fact that you are surrounded by thousands of... read more

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Alton, United Kingdom
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Alton, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I visited as part of a walking tour which culminated at the catacombs. Initially they make a big impact, both in terms of size and the fact that you are surrounded by thousands of skulls. You cannot fail to be intrigued but the few English signs do not explain the background which is why you need a guide.

Thank Dowsettio
Okanagan Valley, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a real-life cemetery, but not in the traditional sense, as it's more of a crypt stacked with bones, and still functioning with loved ones visiting, leaving tokens, and even a small church inside they (rarely) use for mass. Lots of skulls, for those inclined, which I was. Really cool features, very unique, easy to access, and free! Highly... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This awesome cave is a cementery plenty of bones and skulls from the cholera epidemic in the XIX century.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As I had read no reviews before actually being on the site, I had expected to find an impressive cemetery as you might find around the Mediterranean. Therefore I was quite suprised and impressed upon arriving there. For me one of the 3 highlights of Naples

Thank benoithanquet
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

amazing place to visit. a little bit difficult to find but the time employed to find it is good employed. is beautiful to see and the entrance is free. it takes 15' to visit it all

Thank jaume266
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

The place is widely publicized and is really good. Walking to there through the downtown is nice addition. Space beneath the surface is huge. If you saw the good films about it, you may not go. But if you like to feel better the soul of the place - a must to see

Thank silencd
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Please read the story of the site before going. I didn't and was quite shocking! It's worth a 20 minutes walk in Rione Sanità, the heart of Naples.

Thank Rosa S
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

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 30 November 2016 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.

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Armeno, Italy
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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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