Cimitero delle Fontanelle, Naples

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#12 of 174 in Historic Sites in Naples
Cemetery · Mysterious Site
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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. By using our Naples road trip app, you can arrange your visit to Cimitero delle Fontanelle and other attractions in Naples.
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  • The cemetery is actually a massive man made cave containing the remnants of more than 15,000 napolitains who have died throughout the centuries. It is located in a very pittoresque area of Napoli... 
    The cemetery is actually a massive man made cave containing the remnants of more than 15,000 napolitains who have died throughout the centuries. It is located in a very pittoresque area of Napoli...  more »
  • Located in the Materdei section of Naples, Fontanelle cemetery contains the remains of some 40,000 persons, many victims of WWII and the plague. Free to enter, and predictably solemn, expect to... 
    Located in the Materdei section of Naples, Fontanelle cemetery contains the remains of some 40,000 persons, many victims of WWII and the plague. Free to enter, and predictably solemn, expect to...  more »
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  • Closed. Dont waste your time coming here
  • Much better than Napoli underground my opinion! Is a must

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