Catacombs of Gaudioso, in the Sanità district
Catacombs of san Gaudioso, near theBasilica Santa Maria della Sanità, piazza Sanità, 14 - Napoli.
Di Fabien Bièvre-Perrin - Opera propria, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=71225539
Catacombs of San Gaudioso
Even the catacombs of San Gaudioso, like those of San Gennaro, are cemetery areas from the early Christian period (4th-5th century).
They are located under the basilica of Santa Maria della Sanità. Located in Piazza Sanità, 14, Naples.
info and reservations here: catacombedinapoli
How to reach the catacombs of San Gaudioso:
Open Google Maps to reach the catacombs of San Gaudioso. You must park your car on the street.
By Metro (Tube) line 1 and bus
Take the metro line 1, get off at Piazza Museo (National Archaeological Museum). Outside the station turn on the right and at 100 meters you will find the bus stop. So to reach the Catacombs of San Gaudioso you need to take one of these BUS: 168, C63, 178 or the 3M. Get off at the Sanità lift stop (Ask the driver "Ascensore della Sanità"). Take the lift down and cross the square to reach the basilica of Santa Maria della Sanità where one find the entrance of catacombs of San Gaudioso.
By Metro (Tube) line 2 and bus
Take Metro, line 2, get off at Piazza cavour, then outside the station turn on the right and walking untill you arrive at Piazza Museo (Museum square), where National Archaeological Museum is located. You can find here the bus stop, so to reach the Catacombs of San Gaudioso you need to take one of these BUS: 168, C63, 178 or the 3M. Get off at the Sanità lift stop (Ask the driver "Ascensore della Sanità"), so take the lift down and cross the square to reach the basilica of Santa Maria della Sanità where one find the entrance of catacombs of San Gaudioso.
Fontanelle cemetery in the Sanità district
Fontanelle Cemetery, in via Fontanelle, 80, Napoli
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Fontanelle cemetery is an ancient ossuary where one find about 40,000 human remains.and it is located in the Sanità district, in via Fontanelle.
In the past the inhabitants of Naples had the custom adoption of a deceased in exchange for good luck, the cult of the souls of pezzentelle. Usually an abandoned soul was adopted, which is why it was called pezzentella (beggar).
Info and reservations: cimiterofontanelle
How to reach the Fontanelle cemetery:
Open Google Map to reach Fontanelle cemetery. You need to park on the street.
Take metro line 1, get off at Materdei sation. Outside the station you need to open Google Maps and walking until you arrive at the entrance of Fontanelle cemetery (2 minutes to arrive at destination).
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