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Cimitero delle Fontanelle, Naples

Categories: Cemeteries, Historic Sites, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
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4.7/5 based on 1,300+ reviews on the web
Cimitero delle Fontanelle is said to hold the remains of more than 8 million people. Many are from epidemics that ravaged the region in the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries. The vast number of pauper graves without names led to the creation of the Cult of Abandoned Souls, which cleaned, cared for, and prayed over the bones. This practice went on for 100 years but ceased in the late 1960s. With our online itinerary creator, Naples attractions like Cimitero delle Fontanelle can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • I had always heard but despite being napoletano, I had never visited this place. Sunday I decided to immerse myself in this gloomy atmosphere and esoteric but very addictive.
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  • 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 se...  read more »
  • 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. 
  • This experience was impressive. It is a bit scary and weird for us as forgeiners to see the remains of approximately 40,000 people. But the overseers of this special graveyard will make a great effort to give you some background information.
  • Somewhat difficult to reach (no proper sign after Mater Dei underground exit and a long staircase downhill to a dead-end street in a valley), this cemetery is worth a quick visit to discover the haunting maze of caves and heaps of skulls stored here since XVII century.
  • Absolutely realistic definitely worth the visit!
  • Stunning and priceless place. Really had my breath taken away...
  • One of the most suggestive place in Naples.
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