Cimitero delle Fontanelle, Naples

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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. To visit Cimitero delle Fontanelle and get the most from your holiday in Naples, create itinerary details personal to you using our Naples road trip app .
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  • with the Holy mile, we were escorted into the catacombs of san gennaro and then at the fontanelle cemetery: despite the rain, very interested and well explained by the boys of the cooperative la paranza ... good ...
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  • ... is here guaranteed. My wife and I looked at the CdF. Man guarded by two of the entrance is rather unimpressive. At the entrance is still about bright lights, but the deeper it penetrates in the CdF the defuser is the light. At the end, even I from the catacombs out wanted and we have left still a tip in the awake men...
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  • Journey underground to discover the treasures of Naples ... visit very suggestive and disturbing ... not suitable for claustofobi,,, sights
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  • 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 not been dug up. The tombs were a good 10-15 mins walk from the nearest underground station but it was well signposted. It was free to enter.
  • Marvellous place with great mystic skeleton graves. The light is playing enormous role in the cemetery visual and emotional perception. The history behind it is sad, however it is worth visiting when you are staying in Naples, you won't be disappointed.
  • Impressive! A bit scary and creepy but definitely worth to visit. Prepare yourself, it might be difficult for light hearted people.
  • Must see in Naples. Unremarkable expierence. Also a fascinating way up to the Cimitero through the very authentic Sanita district (if you walk from the Museo metro station).
  • Very interesting cemetery. Free entrance and the man at the entrance loves to give a little speech about the place. (Also free, but you can give him a tip.)

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