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Via Fontanelle 80, 80136, Naples, Italy
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 29 October 2014

Don't only go for the skulls - the place on its own has an unique spirit. Take time to watch out of the "windows" - marvelous! And not so hard to find as so many say: Just go with the Underground to Marterdei - than...More

8  Thank uishi
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Reviewed 3 July 2013

the cemetery was scary but very interesting. We learned about it in the Lonenly Planet book and we decided to go there. It's difficult to reach and we walked a lot inside Naples, in busy roads full of motorbikes and noises. it wasn't so bad...More

3  Thank Kate M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the cemetery after seeing the Catacombes of San Gennaro and San Gaudioso. Visiting the catacombs first does give more relevance to the Fontanelle Cemetery. The place itself is quite amazing, a huge area cut out of the tuff rock that makes up so...More

1  Thank Ian B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Situated to the north west of the ancient centre, this cemetery is within walking distance (just) and is a really worthwhile excursion as long as you don't mind the odd 40,000 skeletons neatly piled around a former quarry. Originally this was well outside the city...More

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Reviewed 25 September 2018

Cementary in the cave, not as in Palermo but easy to access. Entrance is free - be careful there is always someone with tickets in hand but basically IT IS FREE you do not have to pay.

1  Thank Robert S
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Something unusual but very interesting. It’s free but I would have been happy to have paid entry. There are little signs dotted about with snippets information. I would recommend visiting the catacombs di san Gennaro on the same day too (this is where a lot...More

Thank UKBethKent
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

The bones and the cave are a sight to see but we are two healthy adults and got a cough and blocked nose in 30 mins.

Thank EsaPyykola
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

One of the few places in Naples that was not closed during 10-28th August. It is free and definitely worth the trip. Crazy Italian death Cultus with skulls and figurines and wishes.

Thank Ulrike M
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

It takes a little bit of effort to get here from the cruise terminal....but it is so worth the visit. Lovely underground crypt and lots of skulls and lots of historical info.

Thank IndySig
Reviewed 23 July 2018

It's astonishing. Right in the heart of the city, you can find this hidden, spectacular gem. I felt as death is just part of life, and I went out completely drain from negativity. The place is very clean. I would suggest putting more explanations of...More

Thank Lale16
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

Strange, but unique place. Free entry. It is really worth to visit comparing with other paid insights. Keep in mind, that this cemetery has working hours.

Thank bigbugz
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

The free entry definitely enticed us but I gladly would have paid 5 euros to enter. My friend got some of the best pictures he has taken on our trip. It is eerie looking at the rows and rows of skulls as some of them...More

Thank Dennis F
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25 April 2018|
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Response from Carl D | Reviewed this property |
No, you will need to catch a bus and walk. Would suggest visiting Catacombs of Naples first, leave them by the rear entrance then 10 mins to the Catacombs of Saint Gaudiosus. from there it is about a 15-20 min walk to the... More
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7 October 2017|
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Response from riff-raffkind | Reviewed this property |
I assume you can google it. It is bit hard to find as the streets are more chaotic there. It took me a couple of back and forth. Well worth it, though!