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Rione Sanità and Fontanelle Cemetery Walking Tour

Via Domenico Capitelli, 9, 80134 Napoli NA, Italia (0)
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  • Group Tour
  • Assistance H24
  • Pet allowed
  • Tour guide
  • Walking Tour


The Rione Sanità and the Fontanelle Cemetery Walking Tour

Duration: 3 hours

Languages: English, Italian

Starting time: 10:00 a.m.

Meeting point: Fontanelle Cemetery

Discover one of the oldest and richest neighborhoods of Naples, full of history, mysteries and tradition. The tour will start right from the heart of the Rione Sanità and will continue between the Fontanelle Cemetery and the Neapolitan baroque palaces like Palazzo San Felice and Palazzo dello Spagnolo.


  • Discover the sacred and profane Naples
  • Explore the Neapolitan Baroque and the noble past of the Rione Sanità
  • Savor the famous “fiocco di neve” dessert

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.




  • Professional Tour  Guide Service
  • Pastry tasting


  • Transportation



Know before you book:

  • Please note: it is necessary to book this tour 24 h before chosen travel date otherwise the availability will be not guaranteed.
  • The tour is available all year Tuesday, Thursday e Saturday
  • Doesn't operate: 1 January and 25 December
  • The tour is free of charge for children up to 3 years old
  • The charge is reduced for children from 4 to 12 years old



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