Il Cimitero Delle FontanelleCurrently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
- Address: Via Fontanelle, 80, Napoli Naples, Italy
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +39-3389652288
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 00:30 Mins
- Tags: Art And Culture, Cemetery, Family And Kids
This unusual cemetery is a very interesting place to visit in Naples. You cannot really call it a cemetery at all. It is more of a collection of remains from various events in history. It is located inside a cave which makes the whole experience rather eerie but quite fascinating. Although it is a cemetery, it is still a very intriguing place to visit. It is said that the remains you can see here were washed up in a flood and put here later.
Stacks after stacks of skulls can be seen everywhere making it a surreal experience. A lot of the bodies buried here belong to people of Naples. They were moved here after the flood during a period when the graveyards in the cities of Europe could not hold enough dead any more. Nameless victims of the Plague epidemic have been given a final resting place in this spooky place too. One thing is for certain. People will find this place quite remarkable.
Also, visit nearby attractions which are covered in Naples itinerary 3 days.
- Last entrance 30 minutes before closing.
- By Bus station: Donzelli Pelliccia
- Il Riccio Di Re Isabella
- Il Torchio
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27.8% of people who visit Naples include Il Cimitero Delle Fontanelle in their plan
1 PM - 2 PM
38.44% of people start their Il Cimitero Delle Fontanelle visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Il Cimitero Delle Fontanelle
90.72% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Il Cimitero Delle Fontanelle
very unusual and creepy place, mysterious and interesting. I think there is no more cemeteries like Fontanelle. You feel great sad history inside of it, with many skulls and bones, but at the same time you see how people respect death. It looks like a huge cave, free entrance is a nice bonus :)
Honestly, the information available in here about what everything is. There's tours available I believe but we just popped in and didn't stay long as it's not my partner's cup of tea. Nice and quiet with a bit of an eerie vibe because of the lighting. Fascinating looking at how the dead are treated in different cultures, also the differences in the skills are interesting
It's breathtaking and numbing to see the continuous row after row of human remains that have been collected here over the past centuries. It's not just from the black plague but also the bodies taken from Naples' catacombs of San Gennaro. Definitely combine this with a tour from the catacombs (you can easily get to this Cimetro Delle Fontanelle from the end of that tour) to understand and feel the history of these two historical locations.
Cool and creepy Free and worth the climb up the streets. Amazing photography in impressive setting District a bit scary but they are trying to rejuvenate.
Excellent initiative. Really informative and detailed tour by Julia. Would definitely recommend.