The Rione Sanità and the Fontanelle Cemetery Walking Tour

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The tour will begin from the Fontanelle Cemetery, built in an ancient tuff quarry and in which, still today it is possible to learn more about the relationship between Neapolitan people and death. In this place sacred and profane coexsist, creating the cult of the” pezzentelle” souls of Purgatory. It contains over 40,000 remains of people, mostly skulls, victims of the plague and cholera epidemics of the mid-seventeenth century. At the end of 19th century it became a cult place; some believers decided to rearrange the thousands of anonymous bones, adopting a skull of an abandoned soul in return for protection.

The guided visit will continue in the Rione Sanità where you will have the opportunity to admire two masterpieces of the Neapolitan Baroque: Palazzo San Felice and Palazzo dello Spagnolo.

Before ending our tour at Porta San Gennaro, we will taste the famous sweet “fiocco di neve” in one of the most important pastry shops in Naples.

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Duration: 3 hours
Starts: Napoli, Italy
Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours



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The tour will begin from the Fontanelle Cemetery, built in an ancient tuff quarry and in which, still today it is possible to learn more about the relationship between Neapolitan people and death. In this place sacred and profane coexsist, creating the cult of the” pezzentelle” souls of Purgatory. It contains over 40,000 remains of people, mostly skulls, victims of the plague and cholera epidemics of the mid-seventeenth century. At the end of 19th century it became a cult place; some believers decided to rearrange the thousands of anonymous bones, adopting a skull of an abandoned soul in return for protection.

The guided visit will continue in the Rione Sanità where you will have the opportunity to admire two masterpieces of the Neapolitan Baroque: Palazzo San Felice and Palazzo dello Spagnolo.

Before ending our tour at Porta San Gennaro, we will taste the famous sweet “fiocco di neve” in one of the most important pastry shops in Naples.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Cimitero delle Fontanelle, Via Fontanelle 80, 80136, Naples Italy

The Fontanelle Cemetery is an esoteric place in which coexists the relationship between sacred and profane

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Palazzo dello Spagnolo, Via Vergini, 19, Naples Italy

Palazzo dello Spagnolo and Palazzo San Felice are two of the most beautiful baroque neapolitan palaces, situated in one of the oldest and richest neighborhoods of the city.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Rione Sanita, Quartiere Stella, Naples Italy

Rione Sanità is one of the oldest and richest neighborhoods of Naples, full of history, mysteries and tradition.

Duration: 1 hour



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