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Cimitero Delle Fontanelle

Via Fontanelle, 80, 80136 Napoli NA, Italy

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About Cimitero Delle Fontanelle

The Fontanelle cemetery is an ancient cemetery in the city of Naples, located in via Fontanelle. Named in this way due to the presence of water sources in ancient times, the cemetery houses about 40,000 remains of people, victims of the great plague of 1656 and cholera of 1836.  The cemetery is also known because a particular rite took place there, called the rite of the "pezzentelle souls", which involved the adoption and arrangement in exchange for protection of a skull, to which it correspond



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Naples National Archaeological Museum1.14km from Cimitero Delle Fontanelle

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Chiesa del Gesù Nuovo1.68km from Cimitero Delle Fontanelle

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Campania is one of the regions of Southern Italy and stretches along the Tyrrhenian Sea, from the mouth of the Garigliano River to the Gulf of Policastro. The mild climate, the beauty of the coasts, the richness of its art and history, and the love for food make Campania the fascinating territory that it is.