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Naples: Rione Sanità and Fontanelle Cemetery Walking Tour

Product ID: 269672
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Discover one of the oldest and richest neighborhoods of Naples, full of history, mysteries and tradition. Your tour will start right from the heart of the Rione Sanità, and will continue between the Fontanelle Cemetery and the Neapolitan Baroque palaces.
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Duration: 3 hours
Starting time 2:00 PM
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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the sacred and profane areas of Naples
  • Explore the Neapolitan Baroque and the noble past of the Rione Sanità
  • Savor the famous “fiocco di neve” dessert
Full description
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, the sacred and the profane co-exsist, creating the cult of the ”pezzentelle” (the souls of purgatory). It contains over 40,000 remains of people, mostly skulls, victims of the plague, and victims of the and cholera epidemics of the mid-17th century. At the end of 19th century it became a cult place, with some believers deciding to rearrange the thousands of anonymous bones, adopting a skull of an abandoned soul in return for protection.

Your guided visit will then continue to 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 your tour at Porta San Gennaro, you will taste the famous and sweet “fiocco di neve” in one of the most important pastry shops in Naples.
Includes
  • Professional tour guide's service
  • Pastry tasting
What’s Not Included
  • Transportation

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Meeting point

The meeting point is at the entrance on Fontanelle Cemetery.

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Important information
Know before you go
• It is necessary to book this tour 24 hours before your chosen travel date, (otherwise availability will be not guaranteed)
• The tour is available all year round on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays
• This tour doesn't operate on January 1 and December 25
• The tour is free of charge for children up to 3 years old
• The cost of the tour is reduced for children aged between 4 to 12 years old

From US$ 35.59 per person

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Product ID: 269672