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Walking Tour of Rione Sanità and Fontanelle Cemetery

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Enjoy a guided walking tour of vibrant Rione Sanità and the Fontanelle Cemetery in Naples. Discover the delights of one of the city's oldest and richest neighborhoods, and explore the underground cemetery which is shrouded in mystery.

Highlights

  • Let your guide enlighten you on the culture of Naples on a tour that is a juxtaposition between the vibrant and mystical sides of the city.

  • Treat your taste buds with the famous dessert "fiocco di neve" at one of Naples' most significant pastry establishments.

  • Visit the Fontanelle Cemetery on the slopes of the Materdei Hill to learn about the rite of the "Pezzentelle Souls."

  • Proceed to Rione Sanità to admire 2 Neapolitan Baroque masterpieces: Palazzo San Felice and Palazzo Dello Spagnolo.

Inclusions

  • Professional English/Italian-speaking guide

  • Pastry tasting

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Discover the Neapolitan's Relationship with Death at Fontanelle Cemetery

Start your guided walking tour by exploring one of Naples' most fascinating and terrifying locations: the Fontanelle Cemetery carved in a quarry. It is the city's "human archive." As you explore its tunnels with your guide, you will learn about ancient burial rituals and the Neapolitan people's close relationship with death. Learn about the cult of the "Pezzentelle" (the souls of purgatory). You will see the remains of people who died due to social uprisings, famines, earthquakes, Vesuvius eruptions, and epidemics in Mater Dei Hill's underground tunnels.

Explore the Colorful and Folkloristic District of Rione Sanità

Next, enjoy a pleasant walk in the narrow streets of the Rione Sanità district, an old and affluent neighborhood of Naples. Along the road leading to Borgo dei Vergini and the local market, you see 2 ancient noble residences, Palazzo Sanfelice and Palazzo Dello Spagnuolo. Enjoy the taste of the famous dessert "Fiocco di neve" (snowflake) in a pastry shop in Naples before you end your tour at Porta San Gennaro.

Important Information

It's recommended to wear comfortable clothes and shoes.

Timings

Daily: 1pm onwards.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the attraction.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your visit to avoid any delays.

Meeting Point

  • Meet your guide at Fontanelle Cemetery

  • Address : Via Fontanelle, 80, 80136 Napoli NA, Italy

Get Directions to the Meeting Point

Getting There

By Metro

  • The closest metro station is Materdei. It is a quick 9-minute walk to the attraction.

  • Board metro lines M and L1 to get you there.

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