Rione Sanità and Fontanelle cemetery walking tour
Activities

Rione Sanità and Fontanelle cemetery walking tour

Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian , Spanish
Availability: Every day except Sundays
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 3 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Visit the Fontanelle cemetery and discover the sacred and profane areas of Naples
  • Explore the Neapolitan Baroque and the noble past of Rione Sanità
  • Enjoy a sweet stop and savor the traditional “fiocco di neve” dessert
What to expect

Discover one of the oldest and richest neighborhoods of Naples, full of history, mysteries and tradition!

Your tour will begin from the Fontanelle Cemetery, which was built in an ancient quarry and is a great place to learn more about the relationship between Neapolitan people and death. In this place, sacred and profane coexist, creating the cult of the ”pezzentelle” (the souls of purgatory). The cemetery contains over 40,000 remains of people, mostly skulls, victims of the plague and cholera epidemics of the mid-17th century. It turned into a cult place at the end of the 19th century, when some believers decided to rearrange the thousands of anonymous bones, adopting the skulls of the abandoned soul in return for protection.

Your guided visit will then continue to Rione Sanità, where you will have the opportunity to admire Palazzo San Felice and Palazzo dello Spagnolo, two masterpieces of the Neapolitan Baroque. Before ending your tour at Porta San Gennaro, you will taste the famous fiocco di neve ('snowflake') dessert in one of the most important pastry shops in Naples.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a recent antigen or molecular test may be required, please check the local requirements before your visit.
  • What's included
    • 3-hour guided walking tour
    • Pastry tasting
    What's not included
    • Pick up and drop-off service
    Reduced price
    • Child (5-12 years old): reduced
    • Infant (0-4 years old): free
    Where

    Via Fontanelle, 80, 80136 Napoli NA, Italia

    Meeting point:

    At the entrance on Fontanelle Cemetery

    What to remember
    • The tour is always granted in Italian, English and Spanish
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    When

    Every day except Sundays at 2.00pm

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    Provider
    Napoli Official Tour
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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