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Cimitero delle Fontanelle

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Address: Via Fontanelle 77, 80136, Naples, Italy
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US$ 192.09*
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Fontanelle Cemetery and Sanità District Private Tour
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US$ 218.44*
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Esoteric Naples Walking Tour
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Private Tour: Naples Walking Tour with Typical Lunch

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This is a series of caves that house thousands (maybe more) of skulls and bones -- the residues of a plague epidemic in the 16th-century and a cholera epidemic in the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Saint Paul
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a series of caves that house thousands (maybe more) of skulls and bones -- the residues of a plague epidemic in the 16th-century and a cholera epidemic in the 19th-century. Not for the squeamish or ultra-sensitive but definitely worth going to for those interested in the darker aspects of the historical past.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived early in the morning so no one else was there which added to the somber tone. It's much larger than you might expect, almost cavernous. The displays are often touching and of course sad but yet not depressing. If skeletons might upset someone in your party, don't go but otherwise I would highly recommend it. It's in an... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Athmosphere is fantastic, if it's an appropriate word for such place. It's something you just have to see, no explanations or reviews will help you to understand what kind of place is this. And though it's filled with bones and sculls of dead people, you feel like the place is very clean, and athmosphere is... makes you think. And very... More 

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Alton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017 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.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

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 15 February 2017

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

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 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

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 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

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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

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 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.

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