Cimitero delle fontanelle

History

Suggestive as disturbing place. The origin of the Fontanelle Cemetery is linked to the misfortunes of the Neapolitan people, in fact skeletons of people have survived the serious epidemics of plague and cholera that hit the city from the twelfth century onwards. The name comes from the presence of water sources located in this place in ancient times.

The cemetery is a nest of skeletons and skulls with their own legends, myths and surreal stories. The path is characterized by an infinity of remains of men without identity, except for those kept in the cases. The two distinct and preserved bodies, compared to the others, are those of Count Filippo Carafa and his wife Margherita. Behind the figure of Countess Margherita hides a legend due to the mummified position and the expression of her face. In fact, it is said that the noblewoman drowned because of a dumpling.

Schedule

Every day

From 9:30 to 14:30

Info

Price

Full price

€ No

Free

Yes

For all

Tips

Its particularity is not in what you see, but in its stories, anecdotes and curiosities. Make your visit with a guide!

How to get there

Address

Via Fontanelle, 80, 80136 Napoli NA

Public transport

From Piazza Garibaldi take metro Line 1 and get off at Materdei, then 9 minutes walk.

From Naples Airport take Alibus and get off at Piazza Garibaldi, then take metro Line 1 and get off at Materdei, then 9 minutes walk.

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