Posts tagged ‘Napoli’

See Naples and Die

See Naples and Die: the popular phrase suggests that before you die you must experience the beauty and magnificence of the city of Naples, Italy. Last February, I finally visited this fantastic city. Yes, the old saying is still valid. The wonderful views of the Bay of Naples and the silhouette of Mount Vesuvius in the background make this a truly unique city. Read more

Skulls in the Fontanelle Cemetery

Skulls in the Fontanelle Cemetery in Naples, Italy.

Fontanelle Cemetery, Naples, Italy

The Fontanelle Cemetery in Naples, Italy, is an ossuary, a charnel house. In the past, they were stacked in a tuff quarry the corpses of the great plague of 1656 and the 1836 cholera. In this ossuary Neapolitans spontaneously developed a real cult of the dead. People adopted and took care of the skulls hoping to receive favors.