Naples: Rione Sanità and Fontanelle Cemetery Walking Tour

Naples: Rione Sanità and Fontanelle Cemetery Walking Tour

From $189.40 per group up to 4

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
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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
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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.
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  • Professional tour guide's service
  • Pastry tasting
  • Transportation
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  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
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    The meeting point is at the entrance on Fontanelle Cemetery.

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    Very pleasant experience. The tour was of great interest from every point of view: historical, anthropological, architectural and environmental. The guide and the agency manager were absolutely up to par. Moreover, the walk in the Sanità district allows you to immerse yourself in the truly unmistakable reality of Naples, also sharing small great pleasures such as tasting the Fiocco di neve a pastry produced by Coppella, I would call it the place of temptations, and kindly offered by the organization.

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    January 6, 2020

    The guide Martina was exhaustive and also nice. The tour also ended with a delicious sweet treat as a gift. I highly recommend the tour to other people.

    January 4, 2020

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