Fodor's Expert Review Cimitero delle Fontanelle

Museo Archeologico Nazionale, La Sanita, and Nearby Cemetery
Once a quarry for the city's tufa stone, this site was first used as a mass burial ground in the 16th century following a devastating plague. Skulls and bones of the city's unfortunate citizens (including, some say, those of the poet Leopardi) are piled high against the walls in this fascinating and macabre site. Guided tours (€7) are available on Sunday mornings.
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Via Fontanelle 80
Naples, Campania  80136, Italy

www.comune.napoli.it

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