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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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USD 190.02*
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Fontanelle Cemetery and Sanità District Private Tour
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USD 244.31*
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Esoteric Naples Walking Tour
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USD 91.21*
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Private Tour: Naples Walking Tour with Typical Lunch

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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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.

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Barrie, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 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.

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Siggiewi, Malta
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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.

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London, United Kingdom
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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

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Watford, United Kingdom
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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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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...

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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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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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Very eerie and sombre. It is what you expect - a vast area of skeletons. There were around 40,000 skeletons in this tomb, which made the whole experience quite surreal. To think that there were so many bodies buried here is quite distressing. I understand that there are many many more skeletons underneath the ground you walk on which have... More 

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